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Secunia Personal Software Inspector (PSI) 1.x

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Checks installed software for vulnerabilities and available software updates.

Release version:

1.0.0.1 (Final)

Last release:

25th Nov. 2008

File size:

532,688 bytes

Languages available:

English, Danish, and German

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

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I was looking for something like this earlier today. :)

Where it says "final"... Is this the final release or proper release after beta versions?

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This software has been in beta for quite a long time, and this is the final release (non-beta) of the product. I know "final" is confusing, especially when in this case it is actually the first general release.

For more information and background on the long beta test, here is the newsletter that was sent to all beta testers

Subject: [secunia PSI] Secunia PSI 1.0 makes patching insecure programs easy for all

It has been an exciting journey since the early beginning with the first

beta of the Secunia PSI back in 2007. We have received thousands and

thousands of feedback emails with praising words and suggestions for the

Secunia PSI - and with this letter we would like to thank all who have

helped us evolve and develop the Secunia PSI.

Today, version 1.0 has been released and we can look back at a development

history with more than 750.000 Beta users, who provided Secunia with

extensive and invaluable feedback - ensuring the final product to be as

good as possible!

Back in 2007, the idea with the Secunia PSI was basically to:

* Make it possible for all PC users to secure the programs on their PCs

* Raise awareness about the need for patching insecure programs

* Provide the users a single point with all relevant security information

and patches

* Provide Enterprise grade vulnerability scanning to private users

With 7 releases of the Secunia PSI, a staggering user-base of more than

750.000 users, tons of articles, and users praising the Secunia PSI - we

believe we have made a pretty good start!

Secunia PSI history:

July 2007: PSI public Beta gained over 100.000 users in just two months

December 2007: PSI Release Candidate 1 (RC1)

January 2008: PSI reaches 250.000 installations

May 2008: PSI RC2, more than 500.000 installations

June 2008: PSI RC3

October 2008: PSI RC4, more than 750.000 installations

In the last version, we have implemented a new concept - a "Simple" and an

"Advanced" user interface. The "Simple" user interface makes it simple for

all users to secure programs against security threats while the "Advanced"

interface offers full in-depth technical details about each of the programs

found on your PC. "Advanced" is what you are used to working with and we

encourage you to keep on doing so.

The "Simple" user interface is designed for users, who do not normally

install and patch software, thus making it easy for all users to stay

secure!

Furthermore, the final release increases the focus on security and the

security threats posed by each of the insecure programs installed on your

PC. The Secunia Advisory criticality rating is shown directly in the

Secunia PSI for each of the insecure programs found.

We hope that you will help promoting patching of insecure programs to all

your friends and family. In our opinion, it is equally important to update

your programs as it is to keep anti-virus updated, installing Microsoft

updates, and having a personal firewall / Windows firewall enabled.

We hope you will become a security ambassador and promote patching.

Download Secunia PSI 1.0:

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

Stay Secure!

Jakob Balle

IT Development Manager

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An extremely useful tool if you want all your key software as secure and uptodate as possible. Can become a bit of an obsession however. :)

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Can become a bit of an obsession however. :)

Well, it does it automatically; you don't have to hang out in forums like this - it will just tell you when your software has gone out-of-date. B)

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Can become a bit of an obsession however. :)

Well, it does it automatically; you don't have to hang out in forums like this - it will just tell you when your software has gone out-of-date. B)

:0 Oh, don't say that PW, I enjoy the human touch of this forum, and I can't read any jokes on the Secunia site. :D

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I meant, of course, only the Essential Updates subforum. Still, it sometimes takes days until PSI realizes that we're out-of-date, whereas visitors here are instantly informed. :flowers:

But then, PSI covers some 7,000 applications, whereas we cover just a few dozens here at the forum. :blink:

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Secunia Personal Software Inspector (PSI) 1.5.0.0 (24th June 2009)

    This is a major release, which includes many new features, improvements, and changes that significantly improve the Secunia PSI. We recommend all Secunia PSI users to upgrade. Please also read our blog regarding this release.

    The Secunia PSI can assist you to ensure that your browsing experience is safe and secure.
  • New Feature: Secunia PSI WorldMap
    Benchmark your score against other users from your own continent, country, and region, and see how users from different countries are installing security patches, etc.
  • "Program Monitoring" on 64-bit Systems
    The Secunia PSI now includes a 64-bit driver capable of detecting removal and installation of new programs on 64-bit systems.
  • Easy Access to Detected Program Changes
    The "tray-balloon" that pops up stating if new programs have been discovered allows quick access to the changes. Simply clicking the balloon will automatically take you to the changed entry in the Secunia PSI interface.
  • Improved Program Monitoring
    The automatic monitoring of program installations and updates, along with removal of programs have been improved, thus providing a more responsive detection of changes.
  • Prompt Before Automatic Launch of Internet Explorer
    The Secunia PSI now prompts before opening links that require Internet Explorer, thus ignoring the default browser on a system. For example "Microsoft Update" and installing the Adobe Flash plugin for Internet Explorer.
  • Automatic Full Rescan on Upgrade
    The Secunia PSI will automatically start a new full-scan when you upgrade your Secunia PSI installation. This is to ensure that your results are up-to-date and that you can fully enjoy new features offered by the latest Secunia PSI.
  • Added Status Indicator
    A status indicator has been added to the bottom of the Secunia PSI it informs you about what the Secunia PSI is currently doing, along with general recommendations for improved usage of your Secunia PSI.
  • Detection of Known Restore/Backup Folders
    The Secunia PSI can detect several known restore and backup (e.g. "Windows.old", "i386", etc.) folders on your PC. Furthermore, offering you to quickly create Ignore Rules for these, if insecure programs are found in these folders.

    Naturally, it is still a delicate decision between ignoring a detected security issue in such folders and when to actually resolve them.
  • Enhanced Detection, Assessment, and Remediation of 64-bit Programs
    The Secunia PSI is now able to better distinguish between 32-bit and 64-bit programs.
  • Enhanced Logic for Detecting Problematic Programs
  • Improved the Secunia PSI's ability to run and get localised for PCs in Asia, Africa, and South America
  • Implemented ability to detect and assess Firefox plugins
  • Significantly increased amount of detected ActiveX controls
  • Added visual indicators for certain tabs
    Enabling you see exactly where your attention is required ('Insecure', 'End-of-Life', and 'Secure Browsing')
  • Reduced Memory Usage
  • Improved Scan Speed
  • Fully Converted to Unicode
    The Secunia PSI has been converted to unicode. In order to support more languages.
  • The Secunia PSI is now available in Russian
    Thanks to Dmitry Kulshitsky
  • The Secunia PSI is now available in Malay (Bahasa Melayu)
    Thanks to Malaysia Computer Emergency Response Team (MyCERT)
  • The Secunia PSI is now available in Hungarian
    Thanks to Balázs Németh
  • The Secunia PSI is now available in French
    Thanks to Serge "Sergio" Tellene
  • The Secunia PSI is now available in Portuguese (Brazilian)
    Thanks to Vinicius Mello
  • The Secunia PSI is now available in Norwegian
    Thanks to Norsis
  • The Secunia PSI is now available in Dutch
    Thanks to security.nl
  • The Secunia PSI is now available in Czech
    Thanks to Josef Bláha
  • The Secunia PSI is now available in Chinese (Simplified)
    Thanks to Patrick Jiang at CNCERT/CC
  • The Secunia PSI is now available in Italian
    Thanks to IlSoftware.it
  • The Secunia PSI is now available in Catalan
    Thanks to CSIRT-CV
  • The Secunia PSI is now available in Indonesian
    Thanks to Willy Sudiarto Raharjo

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

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Secunia PSI 1.5.0.1 (24th August 2009)

    This is a language release. If you are running Secunia PSI 1.5.0.0 without problems then there's no need to upgrade. Please note. Certain languages are not available for the installation process, but only in the Secunia PSI itself.
  • 26 New Languages Supported
    This release includes 26 new languages for the Secunia PSI, please refer to the list below for the full details.
  • The Secunia PSI is now available in Belarusian, Bosnian, Bulgarian, Esperanto, Estonian, Filipino, Finnish, Gujarati, Greek, Hindi, Japanese, Latvian, Lithuanian, Maltese, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Serbian, Slovene, Mexican (Spanish), Swedish, Turkish, Ukranian, Valenciana, Vietnamese.

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

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Secunia PSI 1.5.0.2 (28th May 2010))

This is primarily a service release, which is a recommended update for all existing Secunia PSI users. Existing Secunia PSI users will also be notified about this release through the Secunia PSI.

Changelog: https://secunia.com/vulnerability_scanning/personal/changelog/

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

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