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Secunia Personal Software Inspector (PSI) can help to keep your software up to date. Free for personal use but NOT FREE for Commercial use!

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Download - Secunia Personal Software Inspector (PSI)

98 out of 100 PCs have 1 or more insecure programs installed! Download the free Secunia PSI and check your PC for insecure programs exposing you to security threats!

VULNERABLE ?
Did you know that many of the hacker attacks and security threats today exploit software vulnerabilities and code flaws?

UPDATED ?
Keeping your PC and especially your 3rd party programs updated requires you to search the Internet for updates and patches on a regular basis - for all the programs installed on your PC.

WHATS ON YOUR PC ?
The typical user has 30-60 programs installed - do you know which programs you have installed? Do you know which programs expose you to security threats?

SECURE ?
Is your PC secure? Do you have all the latest security updates and patches?

PROTECT YOURSELF !
Security patches are usually free and available for download from the program vendors. Let the Secunia PSI pinpoint exactly which patches you need to secure your PC.

The Secunia PSI is a free security tool designed with the sole purpose of helping you secure your computer against vulnerabilities in programs.

Private Freeware (not free for commercial use) 

System Requirements
The list of requirements that must be met for the Secunia PSI to function correctly are:
Supported Operating Systems (32 & 64 bit):
Microsoft Windows 8
Microsoft Windows 7
Microsoft Windows Vista SP 1 or later
Microsoft Windows XP - SP 3
Privileges
To install and run the Secunia PSI you require administrative privileges.

Connectivity
Access to Secunia's encrypted servers via SSL (https://psi.secunia.com:443/) and access to Microsoft Windows Update servers, see also Software Requirements below

Software Requirements
Windows UpdateThe latest version of Microsoft Update. You can determine whether or not you are running the latest version by visiting

update.microsoft.com

with Microsoft Internet Explorer, while logged in as the Administrator. If you are able to check your system for missing updates through this tool, your system should function properly with the Secunia PSI.

Hardware Requirements:
There are no additional hardware requirements. If your computer runs any of the above mentioned Operating Systems, then Secunia PSI should work.



How the Secunia PSI works
The Secunia Personal Software Inspector (PSI) works by examining files on your computer (primarily .exe, .dll, and .ocx files). These files contain non-specific meta information provided by the software vendor only. This data is the same for all users, and originates from the installed programs on your computer - never from their configuration. Please read the privacy statement available at the bottom of this page and through the Secunia PSI application for more details about how information from your computer is used by Secunia.

After examining all the files on your local hard drive(s), the collected data is sent to Secunia's servers, which match the data against the Secunia File Signatures engine (https://psi.secunia.com/) to determine the exact applications installed on your system.

Purpose of the Secunia PSI
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 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.

It is NOT the purpose of the Secunia PSI to detect whether your system has already been compromised or if local changes, settings, or missing requirements could cause the Secunia PSI to report incorrect results. The Secunia PSI relies on the meta-data of executables and library files. The Secunia PSI does NOT conduct an integrity check of the individual files, rather, it checks whether a specific program is vulnerable according to the reported version numbers and not whether the files have been compromised or replaced by other users or programs.

The Secunia PSI is not a replacement for other security measures such as anti-virus or personal firewalls, the Secunia PSI is a great supplement to other security measures such as anti-virus and personal firewalls as it helps preventing exploitation of often overlooked exposures.

Additionally, it is important to understand that the process of identifying insecure software installations on any system involves many different factors and, in rare cases, may result in incorrect detections. Should you encounter such a situation, please send us your feedback and all relevant information at support@secunia.com.

Privacy Statement
Communication
All communication between your system (The Secunia PSI) and the Secunia servers (psi.secunia.com) is conducted via an encrypted connection (SSL). Effectively protecting against eavesdropping of the data and the results being exchanged with Secunia.

Data
All data sent to Secunia is treated as confidential.

The Personal Software Inspector collects unique text strings and data about executable files and installed applications on your system, including hostname and langroup, and Microsoft KB numbers. This data is analysed by the Secunia File Signature engine (psi.secunia.com) to determine the exact applications installed on your system. No other data is collected from your system.

This can in turn be used to provide you with a detailed report about the specific missing security related updates on your system. The data sent to Secunia is non-personal data only. The data is generic, standardised, and originates from installed programs on your computer.

All data will be deleted automatically no later than 12 months after you terminate using the program or immediately after you cancel your registration.

Secunia will not share or sell specific data about individuals with any third parties. Only aggregate statistical which can't be related directly to any individuals will be published and shared with third parties.

http://secunia.com/vulnerability_scanning/personal/
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