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WarningU2 Is Secunia PSI Dead Since Acquisition By Flexeria?
Member 25th Sep, 2016 17:24
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Any comment?

Windows Secrets is saying that Secunia PSI is not being updated anymore and is dead.

See http://windowssecrets.com/top-story/the-ultimate-s...



Removing a popular tool from the list
Secunia Personal Software Inspector (site) was for years a go-to application for keeping your software up to date. But Secunia was acquired by Flexeria last fall, and, ironically, the last PSI update appears to be Dec. 3, 2015. As a security product for individual Windows users, PSI seems to be dead.

Leendert Kip Is Secunia PSI Dead Since Acquisition By Flexeria?
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Last edited on 25th Sep, 2016 19:03
Not completely thrue. Indeed, the current version 3.0.11005 looks old but it still works. Most important is the fact that the Secunia databases it uses to provide us info about outdated/unsafe software are kept up to date continuously. As you see I'm a long time user and PSI was and is still a valuable tool for me. In the far past Secunia support was active in the forum but that stopped long before the merger with Flexera as far I can remember. I see that you are longer in the forum than me. Are you still using PSI? Which version? I'm curious to hear from you about your experience with PSI.

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Intel Core I3 2100 3.1Ghz
Kingston DDR3 ValueRam 4GB 1333
Kingston SSD SV300S 240GB
Windows 7 Home Premium 64bits SP1
Secunia PSI 3.0.0.11005
Internet Explorer 11
Mozilla Firefox 59.0.2NL
Google Chrome 66.0.3359.117

Laptop: MSI GT780DX
Intel Core I5-2450
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WarningU2 RE: Is Secunia PSI Dead Since Acquisition By Flexeria?
Member 26th Sep, 2016 12:57
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I am using 3.0.0.11003 currently on 5 laptops and PCs.

I find it a valuable tool to identify when a product needs an update, which I wouldn't normally update on a regular basis.

I do find that the update process within PSI has become less reliable. I have to do it manually. Specifically the most recent example is node.js

I am glad to hear that it is still alive. I intend to keep using it until it is buried.



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Leendert Kip Is Secunia PSI Dead Since Acquisition By Flexeria?
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Last edited on 26th Sep, 2016 14:16
Fine to hear you are satisfied with PSI too. I do not allow software to update automatically, except when there is an internal process which can't be switched off. When I see a warning in PSI I update using the internal updater. For non-security related updates I dayly check Filehippo and use the internal updater when I see a new version. Doing that I avoid unexpected warnings that I have to reboot at an inconvenient moment. You mentioned node.js. Last week PSI warned twice that there was a new version. Clicked on the link and got a update page on the node.js site, selected update for Windows 7 64 bit, downloaded the installer and let it install. Installed normal as far I could see. A few days later a warning again, installed again and it seems to be ok now. I'm not sure if node.js is part of NVIDIA but the second PSI warning came after a NVIDIA update. Never a dull moment trying to keep my pc\laptop safe :)

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PC: PWA Computers
Intel Core I3 2100 3.1Ghz
Kingston DDR3 ValueRam 4GB 1333
Kingston SSD SV300S 240GB
Windows 7 Home Premium 64bits SP1
Secunia PSI 3.0.0.11005
Internet Explorer 11
Mozilla Firefox 59.0.2NL
Google Chrome 66.0.3359.117

Laptop: MSI GT780DX
Intel Core I5-2450
DDR3 RAM 6GB
Windows 7 Home Premium 64bits SP1
Secunia PSI 3.0.0.11005
Internet Explorer 11
Mozilla Firefox 59.0.2NL
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