Secunia Personal Software Inspector 0.9.0.1

Secunia has released Personal Software Inspector (PSI) 0.9.0.1. As I’ve blogged about before Secunia PSI is software for the home user that reports software that is vulnerable or no longer updated by the manufacturer.
The change log here lists a few interesting improvements.

  • Improved intelligence to make it even easier for non-technical users to patch their applications. Special rules for Adobe Flash and Sun Java have been implemented.
  • The Secunia PSI is now able to determine if the detected Adobe Flash versions are an ActiveX Control (IE), a Firefox plug-in, an Opera plug-in, or a general Operating System plug-in.
  • The Secunia PSI is now able to determine if the detected Sun Java versions requires an uninstall (the Sun Java installer does not automatically uninstall old versions when you upgrade to their latest version).
  • When hovering your mouse over an application name the Secunia PSI will now always display the exact path to where the application is installed.

Keeping third party application patched is critical for computers used on the Internet.