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Windows 7: Secunia PSI 2.0 BETA

03 Oct 2010   #1
A Guy

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Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 
Secunia PSI 2.0 BETA

Secunia has a new Beta out with some changed features. If you install it, it will ask require any older version be uninstalled, and will do it for you. Make note of this new feature available during installation:

Secunia PSI 2.0 BETA-autoupdate.jpg

These settings can also be changed in the programs settings screen:

Secunia PSI 2.0 BETA-settings.jpg

Here is the new interface:

Secunia PSI 2.0 BETA-dashboard.jpg

And the expanded Secure Browsing display:

Secunia PSI 2.0 BETA-securebrowsing.jpg

If you are familiar/already use PSI, you will like this new version. It's working great on my Home Premuim x64. If you are unfamiliar with PSI it is a great program to scan and inform you of insecure, or end of life programs. It can be set to run at startup and constantly monitor programs (and now even auto update same). Or you can choose to run it manually and manually update, as I do. Insecure programs will usually list a direct download link for the new, secure version. there will also be links to the Secunia bulletin on the insecure program, and link to PSI community discussions on that program.

I highly recommend this free program to everyone. I have been using it since it was just a web based program. I consider it a must have program on my system.

The homepage:

PSI - Consumer - Products

Direct download of the Beta:

http://secunia.com/PSI2SetupBeta.exe

Blog post:

Auto Update your Programs - Secunia PSI 2.0 Public Beta - Blog - Blog & News - Company

A Guy




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03 Oct 2010   #2
Lemur

Systems 1 and 2: Windows 7 Enterprise x64, Win 8 Developer
 
 

Does it just alert you to security patches, or installs them?
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03 Oct 2010   #3
hackerman1

W7-Enterprise + WS-2008 (Converted to Workstation)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lemur View Post
Does it just alert you to security patches, or installs them?
take a look at the first image...
also read the text below the images...

"It can be set to run at startup and constantly monitor programs (and now even auto update same). Or you can choose to run it manually and manually update, as I do"

yes, it auto-updates.
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03 Oct 2010   #4
hackerman1

W7-Enterprise + WS-2008 (Converted to Workstation)
 
 

thanks A Guy, going to install it later, when it´s been released.
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03 Oct 2010   #5
Lemur

Systems 1 and 2: Windows 7 Enterprise x64, Win 8 Developer
 
 

I recommend never letting one program make updates for another. I think it's a great tip by A Guy, and very helpful to know which program can use patches.
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03 Oct 2010   #6
A Guy

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lemur View Post
I recommend never letting one program make updates for another. I think it's a great tip by A Guy, and very helpful to know which program can use patches.
I personally want to do any and all updates myself. I run PSI once a week or so. I also like as few startup items as possible, so don't start it with windows or have it monitor.

Some may want it to monitor and advise of updates, but not automatically update.

Some don't know when things are insecure, or ever check, so have insecure Java, Flash, Adobe, etc. These are the same ones who need Auto Updates for Windows turned on, and installed automatically. This new setting will be good for this type of user, as it will protect them.

I personally run Windows updates manually. I update most of my programs manually (certainly not my AV).

The new autoupdate feature of PSI is new, hence I made a point to highlight that difference for those, like me, who won't want it to auto update their programs.

A Guy
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04 Oct 2010   #7
Francis93

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I'm currently using PSI 2 Beta. Thank you Bill for posting this!
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04 Oct 2010   #8
HQuest

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1 | OSX Lion 10.7 x64
 
 

Just a note about missing graphics in the dashboard, in case you are also using IE9
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