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FileHippo Homepage as of July 2019
Type of site
Software directory
Available inEnglish, German, Spanish, French, Italian, Polish, Japanese, Chinese
OwnerFileHippo s.r.o.
Created byWell Known Media Ltd.
Alexa rankDecrease 625 (July 2019)[1]
Launched2004; 16 years ago (2004)
Current statusOnline

FileHippo is a software downloading website that offers computer software for Windows. The website has sections listing most recently updated programs and most popular downloads, organised by category, with program information and link. Registration is not required in this website. There is also a FileHippo App Manager, a free program that scans a computer for outdated software and offers links to more recent versions.[2][3][4] The website is funded by user donations and third-party advertising.[5]

FileHippo was established in 2004 by the UK-based technology company Well Known Media.[6] The site added a news section in 2014.[7] FileHippo was estimated to be worth over US$13,000,000 in November 2015.[8] As of 6 March 2016,[9] FileHippo does not accept software submissions from publishers.[5]


  1. ^ " Site Info". Alexa Internet. Retrieved 2019-07-08.
  2. ^ "FileHippo App Manager". FileHippo. Retrieved 2017-10-04.
  3. ^ Pash, Adam (4 March 2007). "Download of the Day: File Hippo Update Checker (Windows)". Lifehacker. Retrieved 14 April 2014.
  4. ^ Rob Pegoraro (June 24, 2007). "Fast Forward's Help File". The Washington Post. To remedy that problem in Windows, try the FileHippo Update Checker. This small program quickly checks your installed programs for updates, then opens your Web browser to a page on the FileHippo download site from which you can download the latest versions.
  5. ^ a b About
  6. ^ Well Known Media website
  7. ^ "News Section".
  8. ^ "FileHippo Site Stats". 11 November 2015. Retrieved 11 November 2015.
  9. ^ "Download FileHippo App Manager 2.0 Beta 4 – Comment". Retrieved 6 March 2016. See comments for 6 March 2016 and earlier

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