Software patching made easy
Posted on 27 February 2012.
PC users will be able to keep their software more secure with the launch of the latest version of the Secunia Personal Software Inspector (PSI).

The Secunia PSI is a free security scanner aimed at home computer users. It automatically detects insecure programs - from all software vendors, not just those from Microsoft - that need updating. It then downloads the required security updates and installs them without any effort from the user, making it much easier to maintain a secure PC.

In addition to providing extended automatic security updates, the new version offers a redesigned interface to make it simpler and extremely intuitive to use.

PSI's features:
  • Extended automatic patching using the Secunia Package System (SPS), removing the dependency on vendors providing silent installers
  • Non-intrusive authenticated vulnerability and patch scanning
  • Auto-update of programs
  • Covers programs and plug-ins from thousands of vendors
  • Reports security status for each.
The goal with the development of the new Secunia PSI 3.0 is to be able to help all users over time almost completely eliminate the update burden, by automatically installing all security-related updates for common end-user programs," says Thomas Kristensen, Chief Security Officer, Secunia.

"With the release of Secunia PSI 3.0 we are aiming to make the Secunia PSI 3.0 the only tool that users need to keep all their software up-to-date. We want to encourage as many people as possible to download the beta version of the Secunia PSI 3.0 and give us their feedback its safe, fast, simple and free.


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