The Secunia Personal Software Inspector (PSI) creates an inventory list of all software that is stored on a computer, and also scans the registry. Once the list is created, the tool matches the software on the list with the most up-to-date versions, and presents a list of current, obsolete or unsafe programs.
Programs in the category of insecure can be clicked on to go to the manufacturer’s download page. An overall score indicates how up to date the system is. The tool detects more than 4,200 applications for its assessment. The review is done via an SSL connection with a Secunia server, which categorises the applications.
Secunia PSI checks whether the existing software on a machine is up to date. This is very practical, because not all programs notify you if there is a new update. An outdated program may have critical security vulnerabilities. With this tool, the user can check all applications at a glance.
New in the current version
* Safe browsing – PSI monitors browser and plug-ins
* World map: Benchmark of the results in comparison to other users
* Integrated status indicator
* Improved program monitoring
* Detects backup folder