Secunia Personal Software Inspector

Secunia Personal Software Inspector

Download Editors' Rating:
5
Spectacular
Average User Rating:
3.8
out of 420 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2.0.0.3001
  • Total Downloads:
    396,583
  • Date Added:
    Jan. 10, 2011
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    3.69MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    346
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:

Editors' Review

+

Not only does Secunia Personal Software Inspector provide extensive details on the software installed on your computer, it also gives you direct links to update programs that are older and potentially not secure.

The interface mixes professional layout with a text-heavy, spartan design. At the top right of the program window, users can choose a Simple or Advanced layout. Under Simple, Secunia provides basic information about the installed program statuses, with a chart to gauge their security over time and a simplified listing of any errors. Clicking on an error leads you through the proprietary Easy-to-Patch program update process, which automatically excludes more challenging updates. The Advanced layout tab exposes more details and more updates. It also checks your Microsoft XML, your Adobe Flash player installation, and others programs, looking for mission-critical holes and their respective updates. Installed programs get flagged as Patched, End-of-Life, and Insecure, with the most recent reported threat noted with a colored bar and a mouse-over label on the right column.

Scanning can be slow, and occasionally the scan restarted for a second round automatically after completing its first pass. However, the update process was seamless, and once you update a program, it moves into the Patched list after about 5 minutes, because Secunia defaults to run in the background. The End-of-Life tab offers up a toolbox with quick access to Add/Remove Programs, the listed software's folder, and online references. Secunia's plain language for instructions and explanations enhances the already robust update package, making this a highly-recommended freeware.

 
read more +

Publisher's Description

+
 
read more +
User Reviews
+
  • Current Version

    3.9

    out of 45 votes

    • 5 star 20
    • 4 star 14
    • 3 star 4
    • 2 star 0
    • 1 star 7
  • All Versions

    3.8

    out of 420 votes

    • 5 star 167
    • 4 star 137
    • 3 star 35
    • 2 star 23
    • 1 star 58
  • My rating

    0 stars

    Write review

Results 1–10 of 45

1 stars

"Had this program for years. It just STOPPED?"

February 10, 2012  |  By ponderman

 |  Version: Secunia Personal Software Inspector 2.0.0.3001

Pros

I've used Secunia PSI for many years and never had any problems with it running properly.

Cons

Today, 2/11/2012 it just stopped working, for no apparent reason? I uninstalled and reinstalled it 5 times but to no avail? The icon never turned GREEN at any point through any of the reinstalls. And the program failed to RUN after hours of trying to get it to run. This is why I scored it 1 Star. But up until today I would have given it a 5 Star rating!

Summary

Don't know what's going on with Secunia's PSI program, but I sure wish someone would fix it, and quick! I may have to try CNET TechTracker and see how that does. But if anyone from Secunia fixes this problem I'll be glad to try and reinstall PSI once again, as it's done a great job up until just recently!

Reply to this review

Was this review helpful? (0) (0)

5 stars

"A great semi-automatic software security update service"

April 16, 2011  |  By blhyland

 |  Version: Secunia Personal Software Inspector 2.0.0.3001

Pros

Keeps your computer software up to date with the latest security updates and enhancements

Cons

There really aren't any.

Summary

A must-have if you want to keep your computer up-to-date for security purposes.

Reply to this review

Was this review helpful? (0) (0)

1 stars

"Problems getting program to run"

April 10, 2011  |  By econsenior

 |  Version: Secunia Personal Software Inspector 2.0.0.3001

Pros

None. Could not get the program to run.

Cons

Could not get the program to work. Downloaded the program twice to make sure I had a good download. Waste of my time.

Reply to this review

Was this review helpful? (1) (0)

4 stars

"A necessity in Today's online world."

April 09, 2011  |  By cincycounselor1

 |  Version: Secunia Personal Software Inspector 2.0.0.3001

Pros

keeps all of your software up to date.

Cons

I believe that it may need to be uptated to work with windows 7 64bit.

Reply to this review

Was this review helpful? (1) (0)

5 stars

"Is an excellent program.Can't do without."

April 07, 2011  |  By ggboribon

 |  Version: Secunia Personal Software Inspector 2.0.0.3001

Pros

My favourite of all other similar programs

Cons

Never found a weakness in it

Summary

Definitely would recommend and has done so to friends

Reply to this review

Was this review helpful? (0) (0)

1 stars

"Cannot open"

March 31, 2011  |  By 152Brandy

 |  Version: Secunia Personal Software Inspector 2.0.0.3001

Pros

At present none

Cons

Does not function. Previous version works; this flickers on screen and disappears.

Reply to this review

Was this review helpful? (1) (0)

1 stars

"TOTAL TRASH!!!"

March 26, 2011  |  By john3347

 |  Version: Secunia Personal Software Inspector 2.0.0.3001

Pros

None that I can detect

Cons

This version is S-L-O-W. Takes longer to "verify internet connection" than previous version took to scan. Will not go directly to website for an outdated program like the previous version did.

Summary

The developers of this new version need to go back to "developer school". This version is absolutely trash. I have uninstalled it. I am going to attempt to reinstall the previous version. If reinstalling previous version fails, I will do without Secunia PSI because this version is nothing more than a non-functioning resource hog.

Reply to this review Read reply (1)

Was this review helpful? (1) (0)

4 stars

"painless to use"

March 10, 2011  |  By onioncreekunlimited

 |  Version: Secunia Personal Software Inspector 2.0.0.3001

Pros

easy system to use

Cons

not sure if app is downloaded completely

Summary

it would be nice to know if programs conflict...

Reply to this review

Was this review helpful? (0) (0)

5 stars

"Works as advertised!"

March 05, 2011  |  By mikerita123

 |  Version: Secunia Personal Software Inspector 2.0.0.3001

Pros

I have been using PSI for 2-3 years now to help keep all my programs up to date.You dont realize all the programs that become out of date and insecure, IE. Java and adobe Flash players. But PSI will keep your programs up to date and secure!

Cons

I have no complaints, works fine on both my computers, one uses Xp and the other Vista 64bit.

Summary

I believe this is a must have program (and its free) to keep your computer programs up to date and secure.

Reply to this review

Was this review helpful? (0) (0)

5 stars

"Great for catching new versions"

March 05, 2011  |  By Ollie7018

 |  Version: Secunia Personal Software Inspector 2.0.0.3001

Pros

Takes a listing of programs on your computer and then checks every day for any updates you need to keep your programs working fine.

Cons

I have found nothing so far.

Summary

Great little program. Will keep using it.

Reply to this review

Was this review helpful? (0) (0)

Results 1–10 of 45

Add Your Review

Login or create an account to post a review.

You are logged in as . Please submit your review for Secunia Personal Software Inspector
Add Your Review

The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited.
Click here to review our site terms of use.

Update your review

Since you've already submitted a review for this product, this submission will be added as an update to your original review.
Submit

The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited.
Click here to review our site terms of use.

 
see all reviews +

Full Specifications

+
What's new in version 2.0.0.3001
Version 2.0.0.3001 fixes various minor bug.
General
Publisher Secunia
Publisher web site http://secunia.com/
Release Date January 10, 2011
Date Added January 10, 2011
Version 2.0.0.3001
Category
Category Security Software
Subcategory Monitoring Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 7, Windows XP, Windows, Windows Vista, Windows 2000
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 3.69MB
File Name PSISetup.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 396,583
Downloads Last Week 346
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

Previous Versions:

Add to my list Report a problem
 
read more +

More Products to Consider

Close[x]

Submit a problem report for Secunia Personal Software Inspector

Please describe the problem you have with this software. This information will be sent to our editors for review.

Problem:

The Download.com Installer isn't working as expected

The download link does not work

The software has a newer version

The product contains malicious software

Other

Description:

Please select a feedback type.

Please enter a description.

Submit Problem Report

Close[x]

Problem Report submitted

Thank you for submitting a problem report! The Download team is committed to providing you with accurate software information.

OK