Personal Software Inspector

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Personal Software Inspector

An incredible software updater that all Windows users should have installed

5

Our rating: 

5

Pros & Cons:

Points out insecure software (including Windows updates), easy to use.
Slow scan, only security updates, limited database.

Our Review:

Personal Software Inspector (PSI), previously owned by Secunia now acquired by Flexera Software, is an incredible software updater that all Windows users should have installed.

It may not keep your software updated when there are no known security issued related to the software, but it will ensure that your software is at the most secure it can be.

It will let you know which programs are patched, which are insecure and which are no longer maintained. It even gives the installed software a rating related to its impact on the security of your computer.

After it has scanned your PC, it can remain open in the background to keep an eye on any changes you make. It lists all your programs, and provides links to the vendor's homepage, technical details, the installation folder and "Add/Remove Programs". If it detects software that requires patching, it will provide a link to the download page, or update the software itself.

Unfortunately, it's not perfect and does not support as much software as SUMo, but it works well and I would suggest using it occasionally to ensure your computer has no security flaws due to out-of-date software.


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