Secunia Personal Software Inspector (PSI)
Safeguard your personal data from cybercriminals
Work, browse, shop, bank, and social network with confidence
Cybercriminals are increasingly targeting private PCs (endpoints). Their entry points are vulnerabilities (certain code errors or bugs) in popular third party (non-Microsoft) programs, which are exploited and used as a gateway to compromise PCs and access confidential data such as passwords, online profiles, and bank details. Attacks exploiting vulnerable programs and plug-ins are rarely blocked by traditional anti-virus.
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50% of vulnerabilities over the last two years were found in products by 14 well-known third (3rd) party vendors, including Adobe Systems, Apache Software Foundation, Apple, Cisco, Google, and HP*. Therefore your PC could be at risk – now! The only solution to these types of attacks is to apply security updates, or “patches”. Patches are offered free-of-charge by most software vendors; however, finding all of these patches is tedious and time-consuming.
The Secunia PSI, the free security scanning tool for private use, removes the inconvenience from home endpoint security. The Secunia PSI’s unique security scanner automatically scans your PC and alerts you whenever your installed programs and plug-ins require updating. It even patches them for you or, if a patch hasn’t been issued by the vendor, recommends the best course of action.
* Source: Secunia Yearly Report 2010
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“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”.
“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”.
The following screenshots of the Secunia PSI version 2.0 give you a glimpse at some of its functionality. We hope you like what you see and wish to secure your computer using the free Secunia PSI.