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:
    3.0.0.6005
  • Total Downloads:
    396,583
  • Date Added:
    Mar. 12, 2013
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    3.69MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    346
  • Platform:
    Windows
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Editors' Review

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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.

 
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User Reviews
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  • Current Version

    3.8

    out of 13 votes

    • 5 star 6
    • 4 star 4
    • 3 star 0
    • 2 star 1
    • 1 star 2
  • All Versions

    3.8

    out of 420 votes

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

"No complaints."

June 24, 2013  |  By RMax304823

 |  Version: Secunia Personal Software Inspector 3.0.0.6005

Pros

Provides just about all the tools you need to keep your drivers and programs up to date. The ones you don't use can be consigned to an "ignore" list.

Cons

It's a bit slow.

Summary

Gets the job done without generating much in the way of problems.

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1 stars

"Got what I paid for"

May 20, 2013  |  By brandall59

 |  Version: Secunia Personal Software Inspector 3.0.0.6005

Pros

No pros at this time

Cons

After spending the time to download this software and running the diagnostic, several updates were found but I would have to buy a $50 version to fix. No thanks. Uninstalled it and all the junk that came with it.

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5 stars

"So far, so good"

April 26, 2013  |  By kim195

 |  Version: Secunia Personal Software Inspector 3.0.0.6005

Pros

Much better than CNET Tech Tracker which used to be my preferred choice, but has deteriorated in the last year or so.

Cons

None so far.

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5 stars

"great job of getting security updates."

April 20, 2013  |  By akaczala

 |  Version: Secunia Personal Software Inspector 3.0.0.6005

Pros

automatic. gets updates fast.

Cons

weak on getting adobe updates. PSI says that it is getting updates for Adobe but I have to go to adobe site to get them.

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5 stars

"A great program!"

April 11, 2013  |  By GERRY RAINS

 |  Version: Secunia Personal Software Inspector 3.0.0.6005

Pros

Who can keep up with all of the updates to their programs, not to mention Microsoft updates that are not installed but which requires a trip up to Windows update. So I run this program about once a week. If you don't have a speed-demon computer you're going to have to sit and wait for it to load itself but given all the work that it does, it's worth the gate.

Cons

Slow to load

Summary

Everybody, especially novices, should have this program.

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4 stars

"Easy to use and does what it claims to do."

March 31, 2013  |  By andval

 |  Version: Secunia Personal Software Inspector 3.0.0.6005

Pros

Flexible with provision of options. Instant alerts on necessary updates.

Cons

Currently none.

Summary

A very useful utility.

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5 stars

"It's a gem!"

March 28, 2013  |  By jaylobby

 |  Version: Secunia Personal Software Inspector 3.0.0.6005

Pros

Secunia keeps all my software up-to-date & works completely in the background, so I completely forget it's there.

Cons

Nothing so far.

Summary

I love software that makes my system run better without any need for me to mess with it. This is a real champ on that front!

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5 stars

"A must-have for system maintenance."

March 23, 2013  |  By 2bwshook

 |  Version: Secunia Personal Software Inspector 3.0.0.6005

Pros

It's a quick maintenance tool that does an effective job in a short period of time. As an on-going maintenance tool, I know that 24/7 it's working in my favor.

Cons

I've not yet had a negative experience with Secunia.

Summary

Highly recommended.

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2 stars

"NOT SO GOOD"

March 21, 2013  |  By rhoscar

 |  Version: Secunia Personal Software Inspector 3.0.0.6005

Pros

Does what it says

Cons

Takes for ever to do scan, and mine stuck on Windows 7 for ever.
I used earlier version without any trouble with no problems.

Summary

Earlier version great new version no good

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4 stars

"Meets my expectation"

March 21, 2013  |  By CAHandly

 |  Version: Secunia Personal Software Inspector 3.0.0.6005

Pros

Comprehensive evaluation

Cons

I find no CON

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 3.0.0.6005
Minor maintenance release
General
Publisher Secunia
Publisher web site http://secunia.com/
Release Date February 25, 2013
Date Added March 12, 2013
Version 3.0.0.6005
Category
Category Security Software
Subcategory Monitoring Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows Vista, Windows, Windows 7, Windows XP
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

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