IT Security & Network Security News & Reviews: Secunia PSI 2 Finds and Installs Patches for Installed Applications

By Andrew Garcia  |  Posted 2011-01-05 Print this article Print
Secunia PSI 2 Finds and Installs Patches for Installed Applications

Secunia PSI 2 Finds and Installs Patches for Installed Applications

by Andrew Garcia
Secunia PSI 2.0 adds auto-update capability for third-party applications to the familiar, free application vulnerability assessment tool, making it easier for users to identify and patch out-of-date applications installed on PCs running Windows 7, Windows Vista or Windows XP. Keeping both the OS and applications up-to-date is among the best ways to avoid exploit and attack, particularly against threats not yet detected by complementary anti-malware programs. PSI 2.0 also fixes a bunch of small problems found in the previous versions, fixing Windows rights issues for limited rights users and removing the reliance on Adobe Flash for graphical elements, operation. PSI 2.0 is available as a free download for personal use only from , but corporate IT would be wise to recommend PSI to users connecting to enterprise resources from personal PCs. To read the full review, check out "Secunia PSI 2.0 Identifies and Installs Application Updates". Or if you have experience with Secunia PSI 2.0, share your thoughts at
Andrew cut his teeth as a systems administrator at the University of California, learning the ins and outs of server migration, Windows desktop management, Unix and Novell administration. After a tour of duty as a team leader for PC Magazine's Labs, Andrew turned to system integration - providing network, server, and desktop consulting services for small businesses throughout the Bay Area. With eWEEK Labs since 2003, Andrew concentrates on wireless networking technologies while moonlighting with Microsoft Windows, mobile devices and management, and unified communications. He produces product reviews, technology analysis and opinion pieces for, eWEEK magazine, and the Labs' Release Notes blog. Follow Andrew on Twitter at andrewrgarcia, or reach him by email at

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