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Sunday, October 5, 2008

AutoPatcher Comeback

Image:Autopatcher Logo.gif
Developed by Antonis Kaladis & Jason Kelley
Latest release (AutoPatcher)
1.0.5 (APUP) / 2008-09-07; 25 days ago
Platform Microsoft Windows
Available in English (Other translations available)
Type Software utility
License Freeware

After four years of existence which AutoPatcher debuted back in 2003, and to the surprised of many AutoPatcher team shut down the project after receiving email from Microsoft requesting them to stop distribution on 29 August 2007. Shortly after the project was shut down Antonis Kaladis, AutoPatcher Project Manager decided to resume production of AutoPatcher with a work around Microsoft's cease and desist notices using a program that downloads the updates directly from Microsoft's servers to create the AutoPatcher package on the client's machine instead of all being downloaded as a complete package.

As a result the AutoPatcher Updater, or APUP, tool was created to automatically download the required patches from Microsoft's web servers and store them in the same file structure used in previous AutoPatcher releases. Once the files have been downloaded "everything remains as you know it."

AutoPatcher is legal as you download all Microsoft files direct from Microsoft.

AutoPatcher could be described as an offline Windows Update. AutoPatcher provides an interface to a large collection of updates, common applications and registry tweaks, that can be easily and quickly applied to your computer system.

he main advantage is that you just have to do one download in order to have all the patches and add-ons, such as Sun Java, MSN Messenger 7.x and Windows Media Player 10. If you have many computers or if you format your computer frequently, it saves both time and bandwidth. With AutoPatcher, you can install critical patches offline, eliminating the risk of getting infected while using Windows Update. You can also come in handy when updating a friends PC, if he/she can't access the Internet (or uses a narrowband connection).

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