This free PC computer security tool comes from one of the World’s leading providers of computer vulnerability assessment companies, Secunia Personal Software Inspector (PSI) aka Secunia PSI.
After installing Secunia Personal Software Inspector it will scan your computer and provide you with a comprehensive list of all the software present checking if it can be updated to a newer more secure version, if possible, you will given direct links to patches and program updates.
Secunia Personal Software Inspector runs in the background by default, constantly monitoring new applications and updates, its advanced interface displays all kind of information about your installed software, if this overwhelms you, it is possible to switch to an easier to use simple interface only listing easy to upgrade software.
A “Secure Browsing” tab reports your browser version and plugins, ActiveX controls, Firefox addons installed in the browser, another tab called “End of Life” gives you quick access to Add/Remove Programs, the listed software’s folder, and online references, the whole process comes with complete instructions and explanations about how the software works giving you peace of mind.
Trojans and viruses routinely exploit old unpatched software, make sure to run this free home computer vulnerability scanner and combine it with a good antivirus and firewall, it should be enough for the average computer user to avoid getting hacked, it makes for a nice alternative to CNET techtracker.