While it can often be difficult to get two people to agree on something on this pale blue dot of ours, there is probably little doubt that outdated third-party software poses a considerable security risk. The best way to mitigate this risk is by always ensuring that you’re running the latest version of such third-party apps. But we all know it’s easier said than done. This is where Secunia’s Personal Software Inspector (PSI) tool comes in. Hit the jump for more.
Personal Software Inspector is a nifty little utility that helps you identify out-of-date third-party apps. Secunia on Monday launched a new version of PSI in beta form. The Secunia PSI 3.0 Beta packs a new feature dubbed the Secunia Package System (SPS), which automatically downloads and installs updates and security patches on your behalf. It also has a “dramatically simplified” interface. You can download it
“The Secunia PSI 3.0 will significantly reduce the number of programs that users need to update manually to stay secure,” the company said in a
. “It automatically detects insecure programs - from all software vendors, not just those from Microsoft - that need updating. The Secunia PSI then downloads the required security updates and installs them without any effort from the user, making it much easier to maintain a secure PC. In addition to providing extended automatic security updates, the new version offers a redesigned interface to make it dramatically simpler and extremely intuitive to use.”