Secunia Personal Software Inspector

Secunia Personal Software Inspector

Download Editors' Rating:
3.5
Very good
Average User Rating:
3.8
out of 422 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    3.0.0.10004
  • Total Downloads:
    415,240
  • Date Added:
    Jul. 10, 2015
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    5.24MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    375
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:

Editors' Review

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Secunia Personal Software Inspector is a convenient app designed to help you keep all of the programs on your computer up to date. You can set it to complete automatic updates, or you can have the program notify you when updates are available and then install them manually. No matter how you choose to use Secunia PSI, you'll enjoy the smooth functioning of a full suite of updated programs all the time.

Pros

Scans and updates: Once you have it set up, this app scans your computer on a regular basis to determine if there are any updates available for any of your programs. If you opt for Automatic Updates, the app will automatically install any updates it finds. You can also choose to have Secunia download updates but wait for you to install them manually, or you can just receive notifications when updates are available and take care of the rest yourself.

View options: There are two ways to view the programs on your computer through this app. In the Basic view, all you'll see are program icons with a mark to show whether they're up to date or not. If you'd like some more information, you can opt for the detailed view, which includes data like the program version number, whether or not it's a secure version, and how critical it is, as well as its update status.

Cons

Freezing and loading issues: We did encounter some issues with the program freezing during scans while we were testing. It's also somewhat slow to load, and it did fail to load correctly once during our tests.

Bottom Line

Secunia Personal Software Inspector is a handy tool to have around. While it can have some issues loading, restarting generally resolves them. It's also completely free to download and use, so there's no harm in trying it out to see if it's a good fit for you.

 
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User Reviews
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1 stars

"Doesn't work. Fail!"

April 21, 2015  |  By cylon7

 |  Version: Secunia Personal Software Inspector 3.0.0.9015

Pros

None! It installs?

Cons

Has been sitting on the initial "Scanning for outdated programs" screen for hours now. I downloaded it around 5 hours ago, let it scan for about 30 minutes, then did End Task and tried again. Then I left the house to do some stuff, came back 4+ hours later, and it's still sitting on the same screen. It is still using roughly the same amount of memory as it was initially. This whole time, it's been wavering between 0-2% CPU usage. Fail!

Summary

Guess I could try rebooting, but why should I have to? Glary Utilities has a software updater, it's not as automatic as this one claims to be, but at least it works.

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5 stars

"Still the best"

February 26, 2015  |  By jimk0512

 |  Version: Secunia Personal Software Inspector 3.0.0.9015

Pros

Scans all my programs. Tries to update anything out of date. Tells me when it can't update a program. Lets me exclude any program that I don't want scanned.

Cons

Every so ofter (maybe once a week) their servers are down for a few hours, so the notification icon changes to gray and you can't tell for those few hours if your programs are up to date.

Summary

Have used Secunia for years (since version 2) on home computers, and have installed on other folks home computers. I am currently using version 3.0.0.10004. It just works.

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3 stars

"Arctic damn software."

December 12, 2014  |  By mikoyangurevich15

 |  Version: Secunia Personal Software Inspector 3.0.0.9015

Pros

It updates most software.Sometimes.

Cons

Freezes horribly.I mean it`s awful at times.

Summary

Not really worth the effort considering that it's such a headache.

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1 stars

"Download contained a Trojan"

June 08, 2014  |  By philipfm

 |  Version: Secunia Personal Software Inspector 3.0.0.9015

Pros

none. Antivirus blocked it from opening

Cons

My antivirus (Vipre) blocked the file from opening saying it contained a trojan. Couldn't remove it with add remove programs, it locked it up and it disappeared. Deleted it using Vipre's secure file eraser.

Summary

After a restart I was able to get add remove programs back.

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1 stars

"Hangs while loading"

March 16, 2014  |  By djemkitso

 |  Version: Secunia Personal Software Inspector 3.0.0.9015

Pros

On the occasions when it doesn't hang, this is a wonderful application, telling me exactly what apps (out of a total of 138 on my system) need updating. Automatic updating of some apps (e.g. Adobe Flash) doesn't work

Cons

Hangs while loading, then after about an hour tells me a script is busy. I kill the script and restart PSI, only for it to once again hang during loading. I've tried all the suggestions posted to various forums, from configuring internet security to reinstalling, and nothing helps.

Summary

Startup hangs make this application worse than useless 99% of the time.

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2 stars

"Great concept, poorly executed"

March 04, 2014  |  By davidsf11

 |  Version: Secunia Personal Software Inspector 3.0.0.9015

Pros

This software is great in concept. Who wouldn't love a program that alerted you when software was not up to date.

Cons

The problem is it often fails to load and doesn't accomplish anything other than waste your time. And for some programs, it doesn't really update the software without the same amount of attention you would give if you updated the program individually.

It also lists a number of programs like Google Chrome that update themselves - I don't see the point of PSI including it on the list.

Summary

It's a real close question whether this software is worth the time and hassle.

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1 stars

"Nothing but problems"

February 20, 2014  |  By iam1butterfly

 |  Version: Secunia Personal Software Inspector 3.0.0.9015

Pros

zero, nada, zilch

Cons

Beware, downloading this program form this site gave nothing but problems... PUPS, Conduit, unwanted installations and other malware issues.

Summary

I had to uninstall via the control panel's uninstall programs feature. Then, I had to use Revo Uninstaller Pro to remove those unwanted installations that wouldn't uninstall from the control panel.

Then, I had to run scans with CCleaner, Super Anti-Spyware, Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and anti-virus (Kaspersky).

Then, I had to go into each browser's Manager and delete the Conduit Search to remove it from the toolbar.

Avoid problems... do not install this program. I used to trust CNET as a reliable source for safe and secure downloads; I don't anymore!

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4 stars

"One of the many software needs!"

February 04, 2014  |  By Dewain Willmore

 |  Version: Secunia Personal Software Inspector 3.0.0.9015

Pros

A must to keep all your software up to date. Which helps your computer running well!

Cons

None so far!

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3 stars

"It Has Problems"

February 01, 2014  |  By BearPuppy

 |  Version: Secunia Personal Software Inspector 3.0.0.9015

Pros

The concept is wonderful: an app that evaluates installed software looking for security holes.

Cons

The problem: it doesn't always recognize installed patches, updates, etc. It seems to take a long time updating some of the patches it finds, for example Flash Player. This process can be terminated, but that doesn't update your software either.

Summary

Bottom line, when it works its great, but it doesn't always work as fluidly as that.

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2 stars

"Disappointed it won't load"

November 30, 2013  |  By gpbritus

 |  Version: Secunia Personal Software Inspector 3.0.0.9015

Pros

None if it won't run

Cons

This is not Obamacare. Introduce products that work and have been properly tested!

Slows my windows 32 system down massively due to long running scripts. Latest version will NOT load.

Summary

Extremely disappointing effort from a product I think is in principle rfeally good, but isn't worth diddly if it won't load. I have gone back to version 2....version 3 has NEVER worked consistently for me.

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Full Specifications

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General
Publisher Secunia
Publisher web site http://secunia.com/
Release Date July 10, 2015
Date Added July 10, 2015
Version 3.0.0.10004
Category
Category Security Software
Subcategory Monitoring Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP/Vista/7
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 5.24MB
File Name PSISetup.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 415,240
Downloads Last Week 375
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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