Downloads of v 1.5.1315:


Last Update:

21 Mar 2016

Package Maintainer(s):

Software Author(s):

  • Informer Technologies
  • Inc


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Software Informer

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1.5.1315 | Updated: 21 Mar 2016



Downloads of v 1.5.1315:



Software Author(s):

  • Informer Technologies
  • Inc

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Software Informer 1.5.1315

This is not the latest version of Software Informer available.

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  • 3

All Checks are Passing

3 Passing Tests

Validation Testing Passed

Verification Testing Passed


Scan Testing Successful:

No detections found in any package files


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:


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

1. Ensure you are set for organizational deployment

Please see the organizational deployment guide

  • 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 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. Enter your internal repository url

(this should look similar to

4. Choose your deployment method:

choco upgrade softwareinformer -y --source="'STEP 3 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="'STEP 3 URL'"

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

Exit $exitCode

- name: Ensure softwareinformer installed
    name: softwareinformer
    state: present
    version: 1.5.1315
    source: STEP 3 URL

See docs at

chocolatey_package 'softwareinformer' do
  action    :install
  version  '1.5.1315'
  source   'STEP 3 URL'

See docs at

    Name: softwareinformer,
    Version: 1.5.1315,
    Source: STEP 3 URL

Requires Otter Chocolatey Extension. See docs at

cChocoPackageInstaller softwareinformer
   Name     = 'softwareinformer'
   Ensure   = 'Present'
   Version  = '1.5.1315'
   Source   = 'STEP 3 URL'

Requires cChoco DSC Resource. See docs at

package { 'softwareinformer':
  provider => 'chocolatey',
  ensure   => '1.5.1315',
  source   => 'STEP 3 URL',

Requires Puppet Chocolatey Provider module. See docs at

salt '*' chocolatey.install softwareinformer version="1.5.1315" source="STEP 3 URL"

See docs at

5. If applicable - Chocolatey configuration/installation

See infrastructure management matrix for Chocolatey configuration elements and examples.

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This package was approved by moderator ferventcoder on 22 Mar 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.



$packageName = 'softwareinformer'
$installerType = 'exe'
$url = ''
$checksum = 'c086b119822a3a195f56b6de0c89dd2f4bb1009e'
$checksumType = 'sha1'
$validExitCodes = @(0)

Install-ChocolateyPackage -PackageName "$packageName" `
                          -FileType "$installerType" `
                          -SilentArgs "$silentArgs" `
                          -Url "$url" `
                          -ValidExitCodes $validExitCodes `
                          -Checksum "$checksum" `
                          -ChecksumType "$checksumType"
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

$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 }

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.

Version Downloads Last Updated Status
Software Informer 1.5.1321 928 Tuesday, May 10, 2016 Approved
Software Informer 1.5.1315 333 Monday, March 21, 2016 Approved
Software Informer 1.4.1213 492 Monday, December 1, 2014 Approved
Software Informer 1.4.1196 336 Monday, November 17, 2014 Approved
Software Informer 1.4.1152 357 Friday, November 7, 2014 Approved
Software Informer 1.4.1141 433 Tuesday, October 7, 2014 Unknown
Software Informer 1.4.1136 378 Thursday, September 25, 2014 Unknown
Software Informer 1.3.1107 369 Monday, September 15, 2014 Unknown



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