Hello Everyone, Hi “Little Mac”
I scanned through the current wish list and have a few services I would like to see, and also have a few ideas to increase income.
Sorry, Noticed how long this was so I will give each idea its own thread :THNK
Many years ago I used a program called CatchUp. I found it with the first SystemWorks. I believe Cnet was also a participant with it (probably their servers were used).
There are several programs available now both free and paid, that attempt to do the same thing.
I tried a year or so ago 2 of the free ones, but they used more resources and in one instance missed updates.
For those unfamiliar with [b]CatchUP[/b], It was an update program for the Hardware and Software Programs you had installed on your computer, It has been so long I don't recall if it also updated drivers also. The first difference between [b]CatchUP[/b] and the others is that with [b]CatchUP[/b] the user "manually" chose when to update. [b]CatchUP[/b], would scan your system, and list which programs were installed, it then would go out to the interentet to see which had updates.
Then you chose the programs you wanted to update by checking them.
2nd) Most of the others update programs are running in the background checking for updates all the time! Using unnecessary resources.
Except for Security Programs almost all other programs Do NOT Need to check for updates every hour every day or every week! Non O.S. software or Security Software, should only check for updates when being activated to run,
CatchUp would then automatically send you to the authors site to download the updates or transfer the user to a mirror site.
Commercial programs would require authorization before downloading.
Since installing any software, whole updates or drivers themselves, a disclaimer would be needed both before scanning for new software, and also after selecting the software to be downloaded.
Depending on the software being downloaded Comodo can do 2 things, have a small area during the download linking to Comodo products. And also ads from that manufacturer for other products and "UpGrades" As the service grows fees would be assessed based at a flat rate and per click. Those companies that sign up early would have reduced rates. Not sure why but [b]CatchUP [/b] was suddenly pulled, by Cnet.
It was simple batch file that did the work without consuming resources, and left the user in complete control. The only areas that might have been a concern might have been the demand on servers (seeing what updates were available and redirecting to the correct sites) and the disclaimers for those that install software that crashes a system.
Hope Comodo could consider looking at this