Submitted by Jan Ivar Beddari

Secunia_Personal_Software_Inspector Secunia has some tools similar to Belarc Advisor which you might want to take a look at.

There's a personal edition of Secunia Personal Software Inspector (PSI) which is free and a business edition with network scanning features. The company is quite well known around EU for their website and security bulletins so I thought I should mention them ..

This util is quite new. I like it better than Belarc 🙂

From the publisher's site

The Secunia PSI is the FREE security tool that is designed with the sole purpose of helping you secure your computer from software vulnerabilities. Software vulnerabilities affect all applications installed on your computer, from the Operating System down to your email client, office application, instant messaging, and so on.

Programs such as anti-virus, personal firewall, and anti-spyware are good measures of protection, but they will NOT protect you from the threat of software vulnerabilities - despite what many of them promise!

Secunia collects, evaluates, verifies, and analyses security information from public mailing lists, security and vendor websites, coordinated vulnerability reports, and internal research. We have served customers, partners, and users since 2002.

To help you secure your computer from software vulnerabilities, we kindly offer you to download the FREE Secunia PSI today, it will scan your computer for installed software and determine if any applications lack security updates.

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Secunia Personal Software Inspector

3 Comments
  1. Ronin Vladiamhe 15 years ago

    I question the security of this program. It creates a ‘log’ of the computer’s installation, and uses this log while analyzing information gathered from other sources regarding vulnerabilities. I prefer not to have my computer’s ‘log’ floating around the internet.

  2. Emil Petersen 13 years ago

    First of, you should know that I represent Secunia, so I’m probably biased.

    I just wanted to add (To Ronin’s comment) that while the PSI does gather information about installed software (which is essential to determing secure and insecure versions), it only sends this log over an encrypted connection to our servers, and Secunia does not share this information with any third parties.
    We treat all collected data as confidential. For more details, please see our privacy policy, and further details, at:
    http://secunia.com/vulnerability_scanning/personal/how_it_works/

    Kind Regards,
    Emil R. Petersen, Secunia PSI support.

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