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I'd like to update Safari to 4.0.5 for security reasons, but I can't figure out how to run the Apple updater manually. On Mac there's usually a "Check for Updates" menu item, but I don't see one on the Windows version. I tried downloading the latest version from, but Windows won't let me open the file, saying it is a security risk.

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Interresting... Check what's the error message because I can download it here. Can you paste your error message? – r0ca Mar 18 '10 at 12:40
Wow, lucky you to have such a problem. I can't get that damn Apple update software to stop running. :-) – BBlake Mar 18 '10 at 12:42
The security problem was that I had my Internet security settings set to "High." Taking them down to "Medium-High" while I downloaded the file worked. – James A. Rosen Mar 18 '10 at 13:18
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There will be a software, namely, Apple Software Update . Check thoroughly in the Programs.

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Aha! It's a top-level item under Programs. I assumed it would be in the Safari folder. – James A. Rosen Mar 18 '10 at 13:16
there's no other way to update..? ...... way to go apple, I'm still waiting on them to come out with a new whole house security system with a doorknob that you can only use if you buy a MacBook... – SgtPooki Jan 21 '13 at 21:16
@SgtPooki - What's so bad about that method of updating? Seems pretty straightforward to me. – jahroy Jun 20 '13 at 20:42
@jahroy, yea I guess. It seems kind of lazy not to at least provide some way of updating an app within that app. I mean, they do allow you to update within the app on a mac right.. soo.. why not on windows? I've got a sour taste in my mouth regarding all things apple because they just seem to act 'uppity'. That's the only way I can explain it. – SgtPooki Jun 21 '13 at 2:29
and sure, it is lazy to not leave the app to run the update program, but aren't you supposed to make things easier on your users? – SgtPooki Jun 21 '13 at 2:30

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