Windows Automatic Update keeps your OS running the latest patches, but what about all that other software you have on your machine? It’s a tedious and manual process to ensure that you have the latest software patches available installed on your machine.
Secunia Personal Software Inspector can handle this for you though… and trust me, it’ll find crap you didn’t even think to look for. I keep my box pretty darn clean and it found left over bits of Flash, program updates, etc. The Secunia PSI is an invaluable tool for you to use when assessing the security patch state of software installed on your system. It constantly monitors (if you want it to) your system for insecure software installations, notifies you when an insecure application is installed, and even provides you with detailed instructions for updating the application when available.
I didn’t have an exorbitant amount of out of date things, but I was surprised by the number of items PSI did find out my system… namely out of date Flash files which it considered a security risk.
Installing PSI is pretty straight forward as is running the application. On start up you can chose if you want Simple Overview (for the casual user) or Advanced Overview which provides in depth information on what it finds. I picked advanced and was pleased with the volume of information PSI shows.
When PSI finds an out of date or potentially flawed application you will be provided with detailed information indicating why it has been flagged.
Best of all the application is free! Snag your copy today from Secunia.com
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