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Downloads:

12,012

Downloads of v 1.5.1346:

386

Last Update:

03 Sep 2022

Package Maintainer(s):

Software Author(s):

  • Informer Technologies
  • Inc

Tags:

freeware software updater notifier crowd admin

Software Informer

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1.5.1346 | Updated: 03 Sep 2022

Downloads:

12,012

Downloads of v 1.5.1346:

386

Maintainer(s):

Software Author(s):

  • Informer Technologies
  • Inc

Software Informer 1.5.1346

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3

All Checks are Passing

3 Passing Tests


Validation Testing Passed


Verification Testing Passed

Details

Scan Testing Successful:

No detections found in any package files

Details
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Deployment Method: Individual Install, Upgrade, & Uninstall

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

>

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

>

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

>

Deployment Method:

NOTE

This applies to both open source and commercial editions of Chocolatey.

1. Enter Your Internal Repository Url

(this should look similar to https://community.chocolatey.org/api/v2/)


2. Setup Your Environment

1. Ensure you are set for organizational deployment

Please see the organizational deployment guide

2. Get the package into your environment

  • Open Source or Commercial:
    • Proxy Repository - Create a proxy nuget repository on Nexus, Artifactory Pro, or a proxy Chocolatey repository on ProGet. Point your upstream to https://community.chocolatey.org/api/v2/. Packages cache on first access automatically. Make sure your choco clients are using your proxy repository as a source and NOT the default community repository. See source command for more information.
    • You can also just download the package and push it to a repository Download

3. Copy Your Script

choco upgrade softwareinformer -y --source="'INTERNAL REPO URL'" [other options]

See options you can pass to upgrade.

See best practices for scripting.

Add this to a PowerShell script or use a Batch script with tools and in places where you are calling directly to Chocolatey. If you are integrating, keep in mind enhanced exit codes.

If you do use a PowerShell script, use the following to ensure bad exit codes are shown as failures:


choco upgrade softwareinformer -y --source="'INTERNAL REPO URL'" 
$exitCode = $LASTEXITCODE

Write-Verbose "Exit code was $exitCode"
$validExitCodes = @(0, 1605, 1614, 1641, 3010)
if ($validExitCodes -contains $exitCode) {
  Exit 0
}

Exit $exitCode

- name: Install softwareinformer
  win_chocolatey:
    name: softwareinformer
    version: '1.5.1346'
    source: INTERNAL REPO URL
    state: present

See docs at https://docs.ansible.com/ansible/latest/modules/win_chocolatey_module.html.


chocolatey_package 'softwareinformer' do
  action    :install
  source   'INTERNAL REPO URL'
  version  '1.5.1346'
end

See docs at https://docs.chef.io/resource_chocolatey_package.html.


cChocoPackageInstaller softwareinformer
{
    Name     = "softwareinformer"
    Version  = "1.5.1346"
    Source   = "INTERNAL REPO URL"
}

Requires cChoco DSC Resource. See docs at https://github.com/chocolatey/cChoco.


package { 'softwareinformer':
  ensure   => '1.5.1346',
  provider => 'chocolatey',
  source   => 'INTERNAL REPO URL',
}

Requires Puppet Chocolatey Provider module. See docs at https://forge.puppet.com/puppetlabs/chocolatey.


4. If applicable - Chocolatey configuration/installation

See infrastructure management matrix for Chocolatey configuration elements and examples.

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Package Approved

This package was approved by moderator Windos on 14 Sep 2022.

Description

softwareinformer

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.

Features

  • 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.

Documentation

Community

Package-specific issue

If this package isn't up-to-date for some days, Create an issue

Support the package maintainer and Patreon


tools\chocolateyInstall.ps1
$ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop'
$packageName = $env:ChocolateyPackageName
$installerType = 'exe'
$silentArgs = '/VERYSILENT /SUPPRESSMSGBOXES /NORESTART /SP-'
$url = 'https://files.informer.com/siinst.exe'
$checksum = 'e7c2536efb15b2137c4f4c07a94ebe37d396cee2fff0dffe14bdbe4f8254e9db'
$checksumType = 'sha256'
$validExitCodes = @(0)

Install-ChocolateyPackage -PackageName "$packageName" `
                          -FileType "$installerType" `
                          -SilentArgs "$silentArgs" `
                          -Url "$url" `
                          -ValidExitCodes $validExitCodes `
                          -Checksum "$checksum" `
                          -ChecksumType "$checksumType"
tools\chocolateyUninstall.ahk
#NoEnv
SendMode Input
SetWorkingDir %A_ScriptDir%
SetTitleMatchMode, 1   ;begins
DetectHiddenText, off
DetectHiddenWindows, off

winTitle = Software Informer - 

WinWait, %winTitle%, , 180
WinActivate
CheckAddressBar()

CheckAddressBar()
{
   KeyWait Control
   KeyWait Shift
   BackupClipbrd := Clipboard
   Sleep 50
   Send !d  ;Select the url
   Sleep 150
   Send ^c  ;Copy the url
   ClipWait 0.1
   If ERRORLEVEL
   {
    Clipboard := BackupClipbrd
    Return
   }
  If Clipboard Contains uninstalled
    Send, ^w
   Clipboard := BackupClipbrd
}

ExitApp
tools\chocolateyUninstall.ps1
$ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop'
$packageName = '$env:ChocolateyPackageName'
$packageSearch = "Software Informer"
$installerType = 'exe'
$silentArgs = '/VERYSILENT /SUPPRESSMSGBOXES /NORESTART /SP-'
$validExitCodes = @(0)
Get-ItemProperty -Path @( 'HKLM:\Software\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\*',
                          'HKLM:\Software\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.Replace('"',''))" `
                                               -ValidExitCodes $validExitCodes }

Log in or click on link to see number of positives.

In cases where actual malware is found, the packages are subject to removal. Software sometimes has false positives. Moderators do not necessarily validate the safety of the underlying software, only that a package retrieves software from the official distribution point and/or validate embedded software against official distribution point (where distribution rights allow redistribution).

Chocolatey Pro provides runtime protection from possible malware.

Add to Builder Version Downloads Last Updated Status
Software Informer 1.5.1344 328 Tuesday, July 21, 2020 Approved
Software Informer 1.5.1321 1028 Tuesday, May 10, 2016 Approved
Software Informer 1.5.1315 431 Monday, March 21, 2016 Approved
Software Informer 1.4.1213 585 Monday, December 1, 2014 Approved
Software Informer 1.4.1196 443 Monday, November 17, 2014 Approved
Software Informer 1.4.1152 438 Friday, November 7, 2014 Approved
Software Informer 1.4.1141 528 Tuesday, October 7, 2014 Unknown
Software Informer 1.4.1136 480 Thursday, September 25, 2014 Unknown
Software Informer 1.3.1107 476 Monday, September 15, 2014 Unknown
Software Informer 1.3.1092 495 Saturday, July 5, 2014 Unknown
Software Informer 1.3.1078 465 Thursday, May 15, 2014 Unknown
Software Informer 1.3.1076 465 Wednesday, May 7, 2014 Unknown
Software Informer 1.3.1068 458 Monday, May 5, 2014 Unknown
Software Informer 1.3.1061 514 Wednesday, March 19, 2014 Unknown
Software Informer 1.3.1060 495 Thursday, February 27, 2014 Unknown
Software Informer 1.3.1031 468 Wednesday, February 19, 2014 Unknown
Software Informer 1.3.1017 488 Sunday, January 19, 2014 Unknown
Software Informer 1.2.918 514 Saturday, December 28, 2013 Unknown
Software Informer 1.2.909 480 Wednesday, October 9, 2013 Unknown
Software Informer 1.2.880 442 Tuesday, September 24, 2013 Unknown
Software Informer 1.2.878 486 Friday, September 20, 2013 Unknown
Software Informer 1.2.877 477 Sunday, August 25, 2013 Unknown
Software Informer 1.2.851 498 Thursday, August 1, 2013 Unknown

Program

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