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#1 bluesjunior

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Posted 28 June 2008 - 05:29 AM

Has anyone who uses this program had problems with it lately. I have used it on a weekly basis since first installing a couple of months back without incidence until today.

When I set it away I got the following message:

Error; "left" is an unexpected token. The expected token is ""or"" Line 37,Position 58

I went to FileHippo to report this but they don't seem to have a forum. I then downloaded a new version, uninstalled the old one but got the same error message.

I can't remember if I have used it since upgrading to Firefox v3 so maybe this has something to do with it.

Would appreciate any help / advice offered as I found this a handy little program and would like to continue using it if possibble.

Edit: Moved topic from XP to the more appropriate forum. ~ Animal
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#2 nigglesnush85

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Posted 28 June 2008 - 05:41 AM

Hello bluesjunior,

The error sounds like a scripting error. Try the product in a while to see if they resolve the issue.
I have used the program before and it is very useful. however it only compares the products it hosts against your system. This is a problem for example if you use auslogics defrag tool and CCleaner, you will be informed that ccleaner needs updating but the defrag will not be alerted.

I would recommend using this tool https://psi.secunia.com/ it has a larger database and has more features.
Regards,

Alan.

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Posted 28 June 2008 - 08:11 AM

Thanks for the reply nigglesnush85. I also googled the problem after posting here and there are quite a few hits from todays date all having exactly the same problem so I reckon you are correct.

That Secunia program you have linked and recommended is it as easy to use as Update Checker. I am an older guy and not very PC savvy so prefer my programs to be easily operated?.
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Posted 28 June 2008 - 11:43 AM

I use Secunia and after you run it the first time it just runs in the background and alerts you when necessary. There will be an icon in the system tray.

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Posted 28 June 2008 - 01:29 PM

Also to add, the program performs in a similar way to the update checker and provides download buttons for the out of date software. It is a graet program and much more comprehensive than file hippo's version.
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Posted 28 June 2008 - 04:00 PM

Thanks guys i'll give it a try.
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Posted 02 July 2008 - 11:09 AM

Besides File Hippo Update Checker, there are more of such software you can try. Check it out here
http://mytechquest.com/windows/4-free-soft...are-up-to-date/

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Posted 02 July 2008 - 12:00 PM

Besides File Hippo Update Checker, there are more of such software you can try. Check it out here
http://mytechquest.com/windows/4-free-soft...are-up-to-date/


That's a good list, are they all freeware?
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