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Download of the Week: Secunia PSI

By Jos
Oct 29, 2009
  1. aestarvirus

    aestarvirus TS Rookie

    i know about this freeware, one of my friends living in the same dormitory with me is using this. at first i thought, is it an antivirus or something 'coz we have no such thing like this when i was still in philippines.

    then later did i know that it's not a antivirus itself but an "extra" safeguard on one's computer against illegal intruders in the web. i was even amazed when i learned that it detects updates of different softwares!... such a great help actually... it makes the antivirus shield more powerful than before..

    that's why i really recommend it to those computer-workaholic like me (though now in china i don't have my pc yet)... it can automatically scan your computer's system and see if there's a sudden break-ups on the shields you previously provided... such a big help right? especially if you handle large amounts of confidential documents of a company, this freeware will be a big assurance for protectivity and a relief as well...
     
  2. PenwithFSS

    PenwithFSS TS Rookie

    I downloaded both - FileHippo (in seconds from start to finish) found 13 programmes which could be updated and three more where a more recent beta was available. Secunia, after the sign up procedure and a much longer scan, found five including one of the updates where only a beta is more recent (without telling me this.) The other four were also found using FileHippo, which supplied much more detailed information. In terms of speed and performance FileHippo seems clearly superior. So thanks, zaidpirwani.
     
  3. elroacho72

    elroacho72 TS Rookie Posts: 124

    I installed Microsoft’s Security Essentials and that’s been working just fine. I do think having a second program like this would be beneficial. After reading all the comments I think FileHippo or Secunia PSI are both worth trying. But I will try Secunia PSI and if it doesn't work or gets in my way too much. Then I'll move on to the Hippo.
     
  4. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 18,353

  5. SUSHRUKH

    SUSHRUKH TS Rookie Posts: 36

    I downloaded the program on my Vista 64bit laptop. The program was fast and takes up very little system resources when scanning. If you x out of the program, the program will still be running in the system tray.
     
  6. zaidpirwani

    zaidpirwani TS Rookie Posts: 74

    Glad to be of help to you....
     
  7. zaidpirwani

    zaidpirwani TS Rookie Posts: 74

    I am glad that I was of help to you...
     
  8. zaidpirwani

    zaidpirwani TS Rookie Posts: 74

    Glad to be of help....
     
  9. abautu

    abautu TS Rookie Posts: 19

    It's a nice piece of software. Fast, with many of features, and most importantly seems to be doing its job very well.
     
  10. bigbrat41

    bigbrat41 TS Rookie Posts: 74

    Just downloaded the App with crossed fingers.
     
  11. Very nice....

    Found 7 problems but... all were BOGUS... Firefox, WinZop, Skype, Sun Java... all the latest versions...
     
     
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