February 10, 2008

Secunia PSI – protects against Software Vulnerabilities

The computer security company Secunia has designed a free security tool, Secunia PSI (Personal Software Inspector) which helps us secure our computer from software vulnerabilities (Vulnerabilities from the Operating System down to browser, email client, office application, IM, and so on).

Software vulnerability is basically a programming error/flaw in a software application that can be utilized by hacker to intrude in to our system to perform some actions like automatic installation of viruses, Trojans, key loggers, or other malicious code.

“Programs such as anti-virus, personal firewall and anti-spy ware are good measures of protection, but they will NOT protect you from the threat of software vulnerabilities - despite what many of them promise!” said Secunia.
The only solution for software vulnerability is to keep installed software updated. Unfortunately, most software vendors are not completely forthcoming about security-related releases, results much damage to the user. Here comes the importance of Secunia SP1.

Secunia PSI analyzes the PC and shows which software is insecure in our computer and provides options to solve the problem. The scanning based on a database of around 4200 applications.

The application is weigh only 458Kb and installation is simple. After installation run the app, remember to connect your computer to internet. Just scan your PC (Process is very quick) and it shows any problem with any of the application installed and provides remedies to solve the problem.

Supports - Windows 2000, XP, Vista and Server 2003


License - Free

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