Secunia PSI

The Secunia Personal Software Inspector (PSI) is a free security scanner that identifies vulnerabilities in non-Microsoft (third-party) programs which can expose PCs to attacks.

The Secunia PSI is an invaluable tool for you to use when assessing the security patch state of software installed on your system. It constantly monitors your system for insecure software installations, notifies you when an insecure application is installed, and even provides you with detailed instructions for updating the application when available. The Secunia PSI detects installed software and categorizes your software as either Insecure, End-of-Life, or Up-To-Date. Effectively enabling you to focus your attention on software installations where more secure versions are available from the vendors.

Highlights of The Secunia PSI:

  • The Secunia PSI will be available free of charge
  • Calculates your unique Secunia System Score
  • Automatically scans your computer
  • Enables you to update Insecure/End-of-Life software
  • Provides Direct Download Links to security updates & patches
  • Detects and advises on more than 4,200 applications
  • Direct correlation between thousands of Secunia Advisories and your specific system and software
  • Secure SSL encrypted connection to Secunia

Big thanks to Warwagon for the 'Secunia vs Patchmypc: Speed test' video!

Download: Secunia PSI | 3.1 MB (Freeware)
View: Secunia PSI Home page

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Thanks. I'll have to give this another try in an out of date vm. I've tried previous versions but the reason I never used them is because for some reason when it would auto update adobe flash or other applications it would take forever to install the update where as patchmypc does it in about 10 seconds. Maybe they have improved the speed. I'll try it out.

If you want an application that no matter if you set it to manual will still keep trashing your hard drive for minutes, always picking the worst moments to start a scan, until you desperately disable its service to make it stop, then PSI is the best software for the task.