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Software Informer


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This package was approved by moderator ferventcoder on 5/12/2016.

Software Informer Client (siClient) is a lightweight utility that creates a list of all of your installed programs and their versions, then compares each item on that list against Software Informer’s database automatically on a daily basis to identify newer versions of programs, and informs you about any available updates. Please see the privacy policy for what information is shared.


  • Detects your installed software automatically and displays available up-to-date info about your programs.
  • Keeps your software and hardware drivers up to date.
  • Suggests other programs that you may find interesting.
  • Learn new things and share your knowledge on program pages, or by commenting on articles and reviews from within the program.



To install Software Informer, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco install softwareinformer

To upgrade Software Informer, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco upgrade softwareinformer


  • tools\chocolateyInstall.ps1 Show
    $packageName = 'softwareinformer'
    $installerType = 'exe'
    $url = ''
    $checksum = '1fd3ed22ebd8e51ceebc61ad169f587eba171547'
    $checksumType = 'sha1'
    $validExitCodes = @(0)
    Install-ChocolateyPackage -PackageName "$packageName" `
                              -FileType "$installerType" `
                              -SilentArgs "$silentArgs" `
                              -Url "$url" `
                              -ValidExitCodes $validExitCodes `
                              -Checksum "$checksum" `
                              -ChecksumType "$checksumType"
  • tools\chocolateyUninstall.ahk Show
    SendMode Input
    SetWorkingDir %A_ScriptDir%
    SetTitleMatchMode, 1   ;begins
    DetectHiddenText, off
    DetectHiddenWindows, off
    winTitle = Software Informer - 
    WinWait, %winTitle%, , 180
       KeyWait Control
       KeyWait Shift
       BackupClipbrd := Clipboard
       Sleep 50
       Send !d  ;Select the url
       Sleep 150
       Send ^c  ;Copy the url
       ClipWait 0.1
        Clipboard := BackupClipbrd
      If Clipboard Contains uninstalled
        Send, ^w
       Clipboard := BackupClipbrd
  • tools\chocolateyUninstall.ps1 Show
    $packageName = 'softwareinformer'
    $packageSearch = "Software Informer"
    $installerType = 'exe'
    $validExitCodes = @(0)
    Get-ItemProperty -Path @( 'HKLM:\Software\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\*',
                              'HKCU:\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\*' ) `
                     -ErrorAction:SilentlyContinue `
    | Where-Object   { $_.DisplayName -like "$packageSearch*" } `
    | ForEach-Object { Uninstall-ChocolateyPackage -PackageName "$packageName" `
                                                   -FileType "$installerType" `
                                                   -SilentArgs "$($silentArgs)" `
                                                   -File "$($_.UninstallString)" `
                                                   -ValidExitCodes $validExitCodes }

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Package Maintainer(s)

Software Author(s)

  • Informer Technologies
  • Inc


© 2008 Informer Technologies, Inc


Release Notes



  • Automatically built and uploaded by dtgm

Version History

Version Downloads Last updated Status
Software Informer 1.5.1315 252 Monday, March 21, 2016 approved
Software Informer 1.4.1213 373 Monday, December 1, 2014 approved
Software Informer 1.4.1196 244 Monday, November 17, 2014 approved
Software Informer 1.4.1152 265 Friday, November 7, 2014 approved
Software Informer 1.4.1141 335 Tuesday, October 7, 2014  
Software Informer 1.4.1136 289 Thursday, September 25, 2014  
Software Informer 1.3.1107 288 Monday, September 15, 2014  
Software Informer 1.3.1092 319 Saturday, July 5, 2014  
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