Ugh, updating programs. Hands down one of my least favorite things to do in my old game centers, on client PCs, pretty much anytime. In my quest the last few weeks to make this process faster for some clients I happened across a program by Secunia called Personal Software Inspector, or PSI.
It is a great little program that is extremely light weight that will scan your computer for software, including PC games, and compare it to a very well-kept database to decide if it is up-to-date or not. This has saved me a lot of time because not only does the program find programs that need to update, but also downloads said updates and applies them. Anyone who has had to update more than a few computers at a time knows how time-consuming this process is. Even better, you can schedule when you want the updates to run and be applied. Or if you just want it to download the updates and you choose when to actually apply them.
For anyone that consider updating multiple computers tedious and time-consuming, give this program a try to see if it fits your needs. It works wonderfully me in most scenarios I find myself in day-to-day.