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Free Secunia Personal Software Inspector @ Secunia
Free  Secunia Personal Software Inspector @ Secunia

Free Secunia Personal Software Inspector @ Secunia

I've been using this on my home, work & any other pc I could find. Recommend it to all my family, friends & colleagues. It's a MUST HAVE program for all PC users. It's 100% FREE for personal use and works alongside your anti-virus s/ware (whichever that may be - ie NIS, KIS, MSE, AVG etc...) and provides even more protection to your system.

NO anti-virus or security suite provides this level of protection. It gives you greater security knowing that your PC is safe.

I will provide more info in the next post so please bear with me & I will include reviews just to confirm how good it is!

This software is now at version 2 which now can automatically download updates/patches etc...

I'm not sure if you've had problems with Microsoft's security updates (ie after you download your pc is un-useable! and so you need to revert back to an earlier option, PRAY or hope that they will release a working patch) but this sorts them out & ensures only updates which are working with no bugs are installed. I just let it run in the background & it does its own thing protecting my pc! As the new better version is out thought i'd share

THIS IS NOT an anti-virus, spam security suite. Its supposed to run with your internet security suite for added protection. And best of all its FREE

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Original Poster

From their site:

Secunia Personal Software Inspector (PSI) FREE PC Security for Home Users

Used by millions of home users around the world.

The Secunia PSI is a FREE security tool designed to detect vulnerable and out-dated programs and plug-ins which expose your PC to attacks. Attacks exploiting vulnerable programs and plug-ins are rarely blocked by traditional anti-virus and are therefore increasingly "popular" among criminals.

The only solution to block these kind of attacks is to apply security updates, commonly referred to as patches. Patches are offered free-of-charge by most software vendors, however, finding all these patches is a tedious and time consuming task. Secunia PSI automates this and alerts you when your programs and plug-ins require updating to stay secure.

Original Poster

“Secunia PSI won't do away with the need to run a good antivirus program a … “Secunia PSI won't do away with the need to run a good antivirus program and firewall on your PC. But it provides a solid layer of free protection that no PC should do without”.

PCWorld

“Number one is the Secunia Personal Software Inspector, quite possibly t … “Number one is the Secunia Personal Software Inspector, quite possibly the most useful and important free application you can have running on your Windows machine”.

ZDNet

OTA 2010 Excellence in Desktop Security Award

Preaching to the converted here,I've put it on every machine I've worked on great utility.

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Pokchop

Preaching to the converted here,I've put it on every machine I've worked … Preaching to the converted here,I've put it on every machine I've worked on great utility.



Thanks, quite agree. Just installed v2 today & its already downloading patches for me, without my input Just hope they never decide to charge for it

Cheers...

thanks

Thanks OP

Will this work ok with microsoft security essentials v2?

Also what spam sware do people recommend?

thanks

I'll give it a go, see if it's any good.

kas786 - Jan 16, 2011 12:39
Will this work ok with microsoft security essentials v2?

Also what spam sware do people recommend?

Yes it will.

This is a cool program. I am a power user and don't run anti virus but I like to keep things up to date anyway and this makes it easy! Gonna keep this, have some heat, never heard of this before but it's great.

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iamdamien

I'll give it a go, see if it's any good.



Don't worry I can guarantee its brilliant. Check out any online forum or review site & all of them will recommend PSI. Even computer professionals recommend it. It's easy to use & just sits in the background doing its own thing. Doesn't even slow down the computer either. I think its brilliant & a must have for any & all pc users.

Business users are "supposed" to pay for the s/ware as its FREE for non-commercial use only

Sounds good thanks alot will give it a go

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Looked good until I read this which is surely BS

Attacks exploiting vulnerable programs and plug-ins are rarely blocked by traditional anti-virus

EDIT: gave it a try anyway and doesnt seem very reliable as it states my office 2007 is patched and up-to-date which I know is wrong as its a pirate version so has never had updates
Edited by: "csiman" 16th Jan 2011

I also use Secunia Personal Software Inspector http://i1018.photobucket.com/albums/af309/trent-bishop/Awesome/awsome2.gif slved a couple of my security problems.

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csiman

Looked good until I read this which is surely BSAttacks exploiting … Looked good until I read this which is surely BSAttacks exploiting vulnerable programs and plug-ins are rarely blocked by traditional anti-virusEDIT: gave it a try anyway and doesnt seem very reliable as it states my office 2007 is patched and up-to-date which I know is wrong as its a pirate version so has never had updates



Works brilliantly on my pc - with Office 2007 (which is legit). It even shows the patch numbers & dates installed etc... it also gives issues with any patches so that you can avoid them for a later patch. Can't fault this product, pls give it a proper testing with all the s/ware you have and I'm sure you'll agree

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theonlytazman

Works brilliantly on my pc - with Office 2007 (which is legit). It even … Works brilliantly on my pc - with Office 2007 (which is legit). It even shows the patch numbers & dates installed etc... it also gives issues with any patches so that you can avoid them for a later patch. Can't fault this product, pls give it a proper testing with all the s/ware you have and I'm sure you'll agree


But I have fuly tested it and clearly shows my office suite as being fully up-to-date which I know it isnt as MS wont allow me to patch it for obvious reasons.

Seems OK for a one-off but I wont have it running permanently in memory due to hogging resources.

Thanks for the post anyway as sure some people will find it useful.

Is it safe to turn off windows own automatic updating once this is installed?

link works but click download is not working
maybe to many downloaders

Original Poster

the ghost

link works but click download is not working maybe to many downloaders



I think probably the latter, its been advertised everywhere including a number of the online computer forums I'm reg'd too! All are recommending it & as a result - and not seeing it on here - thought i'd share as i've got a lot from PSI

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Beebee18

Is it safe to turn off windows own automatic updating once this is … Is it safe to turn off windows own automatic updating once this is installed?


no

Cheers
Edited by: "MikeL" 17th Jan 2011

csiman

no



Thanks.

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Beebee18

Is it safe to turn off windows own automatic updating once this is … Is it safe to turn off windows own automatic updating once this is installed?



As others have said NO, BUT you should never set it to auto download/install (which is the normal recommended setting). As Microsoft has a tendency of messing up your PC with their so-called security updates. Click on download but do not install without user intervention (2nd setting as far as I can recall - not the recommended setting). So now windows update has installed them onto your pc but NOT installed them. Now check the online computer forums like windowssecrets or similar to find out if there are issues with that security patch if so DO NOT install it untill Microsoft fixes the security patch that it was trying to fix/patch in the 1st place, typical microsoft

More reviews & info on PSI here:

brighthub.com/com…spx

thank you.

csiman

Seems OK for a one-off but I wont have it running permanently in memory … Seems OK for a one-off but I wont have it running permanently in memory due to hogging resources.



It takes up 572K of memory on my laptop...proper hogging resources that is!!!

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jimmythehill

It takes up 572K of memory on my laptop...proper hogging resources that … It takes up 572K of memory on my laptop...proper hogging resources that is!!!


its still a running process which is more relevant than memory load

Original Poster

For me it doesn't hog my resources and it protects me especially as it now auto-installs some of the major patches (once approved)

As long as it does it's job which it does I'm happy

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theonlytazman

For me it doesn't hog my resources and it protects me especially as it … For me it doesn't hog my resources and it protects me especially as it now auto-installs some of the major patches (once approved)As long as it does it's job which it does I'm happy


I get your point and actually have it running now. Just a bit strange how it thinks my MS products are fully OK when I know it hasnt been updated since 2007.

thanks for the deal anyway matey

Heat added! Thanks!

thanks works a treat

Does it block update KB976902 which some view as suspect?

update on this, i installed it yesterday and all was well but over course of day everytime my pc went to sleep it shut it down , so had to uninstall last night. If anyone knows how to solve this let me know.

running win 7 64 bit

I wasn't too sure at first, but have been directed to a couple of updates and now impressed. Thanks for the posting.

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still going - great program
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