Free security tool detects vulnerable and outdated software

Secunia released version 2.0 of their Personal Software Inspector (PSI), a popular free security tool for home users that protects their personal and financial information against cyber theft.

Without in-depth knowledge, security awareness or the proper tools, many programs on users’ PCs are missing critical security updates. This poses a significant risk to their online security.

Patches are an essential safety element that should always be installed. Secunia PSI 2.0 can install most security updates without requiring the user to download, run or otherwise perform manual actions to patch their PC.

Secunia’s authenticated vulnerability and patch scanning technology automatically detects insecure 3rd-party programs and plug-ins, such as Adobe Flash Player, Adobe Reader, Sun Java, Skype and Firefox, then downloads the required patches from vendors and installs them correctly, thus removing any vulnerabilities.

Quick to install and easy to use, the Secunia PSI 2.0 is specially designed for security conscious, non-technical users who want to know that they are protected against vulnerabilities. The Secunia PSI 2.0 frees users from actually having to detect problems, search for security patches themselves and install them manually.

New features of the Secunia PSI 2.0:

Auto update: The new functionality allows users to configure their system to Auto Update, so that they can relax, safely knowing that most security patches will automatically be installed without further user interaction.

Customization: The API has been opened up to the Secunia community and other users for the first time so that they can guide the future of the Secunia PSI 2.0. Users are invited to develop customized apps and views on their dashboard such as Facebook, e-mails, Twitter and games for example.

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