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Patch my PC

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This package was approved as a trusted package on 7/10/2019.

A key component of staying safe online is keeping your computer up-to-date. Hackers and virus writers love outdated software. It might contain a security vulnerability or "hole" that can provide them with access to your computer. Outdated software can also be buggy, or have performance issues, which is usually fixed with a newer version of the software. These are two of the main reasons why it is important to keep the software on your computer updated (or "patched").

Patch My PC Updater is a free, easy-to-use program that keeps over 100 programs up-to-date on your computer. It is also an easy way to install any of these programs on to your computer.When you open Patch My PC Updater, it will scan your system for outdated programs.

Whether you are a computer novice, semi-tech savvy, the go-to tech person for your family and friends, or an IT professional, Patch My PC Updater will make patching your PC easy.


  • Easy to use User Interface
  • Outdated software will show in Red
  • Up to date will show in Green
  • Not installed software will show up as Black
  • Patches many common third party products e.g. Reader, Flash, Java, Quicktime and More
  • Portable and very small around 500 Kb.
  • Scan and install needed Windows updates
  • Quickly uninstall multiple programs
  • Enable or disable programs
  • Set updates to happen on a schedule


  • Link to start menu is no longer working. Looking for a package writer who can fix this.

To install Patch my PC, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco install patch-my-pc

To upgrade Patch my PC, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco upgrade patch-my-pc


  • tools\chocolateyInstall.ps1 Show
    $ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop';
    $toolsDir = "$(Split-Path -Parent $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition)"
    # Combatibility - This function has not been merged
    if (!(Get-Command Install-ChocolateyPinnedItem -errorAction SilentlyContinue)) {
      . "$toolsDir\helpers.ps1"
    $packageArgs = @{
      packageName    = 'patch-my-pc'
      file           = "$toolsDir\PatchMyPC.exe"
      url            = ''
      checksum       = 'd0ee8c0ce9ca0d4e9c2f2bc1ce771949ff538f6ab7e62f135f28526de8dbab28'
      checksumType   = 'sha256'
    Get-ChocolateyWebFile @packageArgs
    Install-ChocolateyPinnedItem $packageArgs.file
  • tools\helpers.ps1 Show
    function Install-ChocolateyPinnedItem {
        [Parameter(Mandatory = $true)]
      # We need to know the translation for the Explorer context-menu item for pinning an item to the start-menu or taskbar.
      # Be careful. Commands vary from Windows version to version. E.g. Win7 -> Startmenu; Win8 -> Start;
      # We need loose matching. So we want to match the action (Pin) and the target (Start(menu) or Task(bar)) separately.
      # Translations
      # or even better, figure out a way to pin items to start without using this MONSTROUS trick.
      # Pin (to start)
      $verbPin = @{}
      $verbPin['da-DK'] = "Fastgør"
      $verbPin['en-US'] = "Pin"
      $verbPin['fi-FI'] = "Kiinnitä"
      $verbPin['nb-NO'] = "Fest"
      $verbPin['nl-NL'] = "Vastmaken"
      $verbPin['sv-SE'] = "Fäst"
      # (Pin to) Start
      $verbStart = @{}
      $verbStart['da-DK'] = "Start"
      $verbStart['en-US'] = "Start"
      $verbStart['fi-FI'] = "Käynnistä"
      $verbStart['nb-NO'] = "Start"
      $verbStart['nl-NL'] = "Start"
      $verbStart['sv-SE'] = "Start"
      # (Pin to) Taskbar
      $verbTask = @{}
      $verbTask['da-DK'] = "Proceslinje"
      $verbTask['en-US'] = "Task"
      $verbTask['fi-FI'] = "Tehtävälkkiin"
      $verbTask['nb-NO'] = "Oppgavelinjen"
      $verbTask['nl-NL'] = "Taak"
      $verbTask['sv-SE'] = "Aktivitetsfältet"
      # Get Locale
      $locale = (get-culture).Name
      # Not sure if get-culture < Windows 8, better not use
      # Switch for Taskbar instead of Start
      if ($taskbar -eq "") {
        $verbAction = $verbStart
      } else {
        $verbAction = $verbTask
      # Path exists?
      if (-not (test-path "$target")) {
        Write-Output "No such file: '$target'";
      $pinned   = $false
      $path     = split-path "$target"
      $file     = split-path "$target" -leaf
      $explorer = new-object -com "Shell.Application"
      $folder   = $explorer.nameSpace($path)
      $item     = $folder.parseName($file)
      $options  = $item.Verbs()	# > $null # This will still output irrelevant warnings for certain context menu items such as github. How to I hide these?
      foreach ($option in $options) {
        $oName = $option.Name.Replace("&","")
        # Be careful. Commands vary from Windows version to version. E.g. Win7 -> Startmenu; Win8 -> Start;
        # We need loose matching.
        # WARNING - This trick might also cause UNpinning if $file was already pinned!
        # First, match Pin
        foreach ($vPin in $verbPin.values) {
          if ($oName -imatch $vPin) {
            # Second, match action (either Start or Task(bar))
            foreach ($vAction in $verbAction.values) {
              if ($oName -imatch $vAction) {
                # Write-Output "Locale detected: $($vAction.key)" # Don't know key in values-foreach
                Write-Output "Command detected: $oName"
                Write-Output "Executing '$oName' for '$target'"
                $pinned = $true
            if ($pinned) { break }
      if ($pinned) { Write-Output "Succesfully Pinned '$file'" }
      else { Write-Output "Could not pin '$file'" }
  • tools\PatchMyPC.exe.GUI

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  • Patch My PC


© 2017 Patch My PC


Release Notes

Version History

Version Downloads Last updated Status
Patch my PC 1151 Tuesday, January 1, 2019 approved
Patch my PC 494 Friday, September 14, 2018 approved
Patch my PC 234 Tuesday, August 21, 2018 approved
Patch my PC 543 Tuesday, April 10, 2018 approved
Patch my PC 262 Sunday, March 25, 2018 approved
Patch my PC 196 Thursday, March 22, 2018 approved
Patch my PC 592 Friday, March 9, 2018 approved
Patch my PC 219 Saturday, March 3, 2018 approved
Patch my PC 201 Wednesday, February 28, 2018 approved
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