Previously I’ve mentioned Secunia PSI, software that will scan your computer for insecure software. As important as that software is on all the computers I run, it doesn’t actually find everything. The key is the difference between “insecure” and “out-of-date”. In other words, you might have a program that has no known security vulnerabilities on your computer, but that doesn’t mean it’s the current version. To check for current versions try RadarSync.
Once downloaded and installed RadarSync quickly scans your system looking at the version numbers of your installed programs and hardware drivers. Those numbers will be run against it’s list of current versions. If there’s a newer version available you’ll be given the ability to directly download the new version. Once downloaded you’ll be able to install it directly with the option to first create a system restore point. (I recommend this should you be updating drivers.)
Now that I’ve run both Secunia PSI and Radar Sync, all of my home computers are completely up-to-date and secure. (As secure as any computer can be anyway.)
RadarSync does have a few additional features, such as “packaging” software downloads but that required registration and/or a fee so I’ll not get into them here.