IObit Software Updater User Manual

About IObit Software Updater

IObit Software Updater is an easy-to-use and lightweight program, which helps you update outdated programs and install the most popular and must-have programs with just 1-click.

System Requirements

• Windows 11/10/8/7/Vista/XP

• 300 MB of free disk space

• 1024*768 screen resolution and above

Download & Installation

1) Click here to download the latest IObit Software Updater.

2) Double-click the downloaded iobit-software-updater-setup.exe to start the installation.


You can uninstall IObit Software Updater by following the Uninstallation Instructions.


IObit Software Updater will notify you when updates are available by default. You can also manually click the options icon icon on the top right and choose Check for Updates. Or if you don't want to manually update it, please go to Settings to choose the update method for IObit Software Updater as Update automatically.



Note: A valid license code is required to activate the Pro version. You can click here to purchase one or click here to renew your expired license code. If you forgot your license code, retrieve it here.

To activate the Pro version, click the Enter Code link at the bottom right of IObit Software Updater main screen, enter your license code, and click Activate. Or you can visit here for step-by-step activation instructions.

enter code

After upgrading to the Pro version, you can click the Manage License link at the bottom right of the screen to check the license status, refresh your license, or export your license.

manage license

My Software

Once launched, IObit Software Updater will scan your installed programs in seconds and display the outdated or up-to-date programs in My Software tab.

For outdated programs, you can either click the Update button to update them one by one, or tick the checkboxes of outdated programs and click the Update Now button to update them in bulk.


Updating a program includes three stages:

1. Download the update. With the breakpoint resume technology, you are allowed to stop the download anytime and resume it next time instead of starting over again, which saves time and bandwidth.

2. Create a restore point ('Automatically create a system restore point before installing a program' is enabled by default in Settings).

3. Install the downloaded update.


The time needed for an update depends on the program size and the download speed. You can choose Automatically reboot PC or Automatically shut down PC, and click the minimize icon icon on the top right corner to minimize the whole window, then leave it and do what you want to do.


After it's completed, you will get a countdown message to reboot PC or shut down PC accordingly. If you change your mind at that time, you can choose Cancel in the pop-up countdown window.

cancel reboot

cancel shutdown

By clicking the triangle-upside-down icon beside Update or right-clicking each program line, you can see another two options: Auto Update and Ignore.


Auto Update: It is only available in Pro version.

When you first run IObit Software Updater Pro, all your installed programs will be automatically added to the Auto Update List. And the newly installed programs (if any) will be added to the Auto Update List automatically when you launch IObit Software Updater Pro next time.

To update the programs in Auto Update List at the time you prefer, you can set a scheduled time in Auto Update List in Settings.


Ignore: By clicking Ignore, you can either ignore the current update only or ignore all future updates of this program. All the ignored programs will be listed in Ignore List in Settings. So you can remove the programs from the list if you want to receive update notifications again.




Besides providing updates for the installed programs, IObit Software Updater also offers an easy way to install the popular software in different categories: Browsers, Remote Work Tools, Security, Social, Multimedia, Runtimes, and Utilities & Tools.


You can click the triangle icon in the name area to sort the list in ascending or descending alphabetical order, and find the wanted program quickly. Or press the first letter/number of the wanted program with your keyboard to fast locate the program.

alphabetical order

You can hover the mouse over the program name to see a short description, or right-click the program line and choose to visit Program Website, Search Online, or view the EULA/Privacy Policy if you'd like to know more about that program.



IObit Picks

With the newly added IObit Picks, you can find the best price for some interesting and useful software.


System Restore

To guarantee the security of the update, IObit Software Updater will create a system restore point before installing any program. You can check the restore points by clicking the Options > Restore in case you want to do a system restore.


Technical Support

Every feedback from you is valued. To ensure you can reach us in time, we provide several feedback channels:


It's recommended to read our FAQs before looking in the other sections for help. Because sometimes, the questions have already been answered before you ask them!

IObit Forums

Post your questions and concerns to IObit Forums, and discuss them with many other experienced and enthusiastic users and our technical staff.

Online Feedback

If you can't find the answers on our FAQs page or IObit Forums, please don't hesitate to contact us for email support. We will reply to you ASAP.

Thank You

Thanks to all IObit Software Updater users and beta testers who motive us to make this product and make it better and better.

Thanks to IObit Forum Administrators, Super Moderators, and Moderators who are selflessly dedicated to providing assistance to forum users timely.

Thanks to the following volunteer translators who greatly help improve IObit Software Updater user experience and introduce it to more users worldwide:

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