Secunia PSI Security Software

Secunia PSI is a comprehensive security scanning app for fixing vulnerable apps.

Relying on regular antivirus protection is no longer enough for computer users. While antivirus apps monitor computers for malware and offer preventive measures, hackers still find newer ways to attack vulnerable systems.At times, malware and spyware can creep into your system through programs that have security loopholes or have not been patched lately. Users who have such apps installed would benefit from monitoring software that automatically updates vulnerable apps and eliminates possibilities of malware invasions. One such instance is Secunia PSI.

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With this program, average computer users can be assured of robust protection from malware that use susceptible software applications to infect computers. This security suite can identify potential vulnerable apps installed on a computer and patch them to the newest versions, all without manual intervention. This app can also automate such software, which makes things much simpler for users. As a result, users can perform online activities without bothering about security loopholes that can compromise their safety and confidentiality of data.

Easy To Use Security Tool With a Straightforward Interface

This app is suitable for users who get intimidated by security apps with lots of menus and features. The layout may appear a little Spartan, but users of PSI can select from either an advanced or a simple interface layout. This program scans for vulnerabilities in third party apps and reveals the results in a boxed interface.

It also checks the status of popular and widely used software like Adobe Flash, Firefox, Microsoft XML, etc. It marks the software installed on a computer with tags like Insecure and Patched. Users are given an option to uninstall a program that cannot be updated and poses a security risk.

The scanning speed of this app can vary depending on the number of programs installed on a system. However, updating a vulnerable app is hassle-free, and the software marks an updated app as Patched automatically. This security app supports Windows XP and subsequent OS versions in both 64 and 32-bit versions. PSI is offered free for personal use.

  • Secunia PSI 3.0 - LanguageLanguage when installing Secunia PSI.
  • Secunia PSI 3.0 - Setup - Step 2
  • Secunia PSI 3.0 - Setup - Step 3 - License AgreementConfirm the license agreement.
  • Secunia PSI 3.0 - Setup - Step 4 - Update ConfigurationConfigure update configuration.
  • Secunia PSI 3.0 - Setup - Step 5The installation of PSI was successful.
  • Secunia PSI 3.0 - First RunWhen the program starts Secunia PSI needs an internet connection.
  • Secunia PSI 3.0 - Welcome ScreenBefore the first start a scan on the locally installed software is required.
  • Secunia PSI 3.0 - Scanning For Outdated ProgramsThe scan for outdated programs on the PC takes several minutes depending on the filesystem size.
  • Secunia PSI 3.0 - Scan ResultsDetails about the programs to be updated.
  • Secunia PSI 3.0 - Program SettingsThe program settings of Secunia PSI in detail.
  • Secunia PSI 3.0 - Update ProgramPSI supports program updates in different languages.
  • Secunia PSI 3.0 - Program Context OptionsUpdates for specific programs can be excluded.
  • Secunia PSI 3.0 - Program Details
  • Secunia PSI 3.0 - History LogThe history window displays the current status of the updates.
  • Secunia PSI 3.0 - Advanced Scan ResultsIn the detail window the user learns which applications are uncertain and offers links to patches / updated (if available).
  • Secunia PSI 3.0 - Suggest ProgramHere you can inform Secunia about programs that they do not know so far.
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Comprehensive Updates For Both Operating Systems And Installed Apps

With this Personal Software Inspector, updating Windows operating systems and standalone software becomes simplified. Previous versions of the app needed administrator rights to run on a computer. However, this is not the case with the newest version.

Protection For All Types Of Users

While the Personal Software Inspector is meant for home users, there is a robust commercial version for enterprise customers. Named Secunia CSI, this program is targeted toward mid to large-sized corporate houses that need superlative data security.

Secunia PSI - Personal Software Inspector



Supported OS

Microsoft Windows XP (SP3 or later)
Microsoft Vista (32- and 64-bit, SP1 or later)
Microsoft Windows 7 (32- and 64-bit)
Microsoft Windows 8 (32- and 64-bit)

Hardware requirements

CPU & RAM see corresponding OS requirements
100 MB additional free RAM
15 MB free disk space

Supported languages



Free for private use

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