Secunia Flexera Personal Software Inspector: Detect vulnerable software on Windows

The Secunia or Flexera Personal Software Inspector is a free security tool designed to detect vulnerable and out-dated software and plug-ins which expose your otherwise updated & secure Windows computer to malicious attacks.

UPDATE: Flexera has announced that Secunia Personal Software Inspector will be discontinued after 20th April 2018. Take a look at these Software Update Checkers instead.

Secunia Flexera Personal Software Inspector

Secunia Flexera Personal Software Inspector

Attacks exploiting vulnerable programs and plug-ins are rarely blocked by traditional antivirus and are therefore increasingly popular among criminals. The only solution to block this kind of attacks is to apply security updates, commonly referred to as patches. Patches are offered free-of-charge by most software vendors, however, finding all these patches is a tedious and time-consuming task.

Secunia PSI automates this and alerts you when your programs and plug-ins require updating to stay secure.

The free tool will scan all the installed software on your system and identify if any of them need to be updated. It will also detect and report End-of-Life programs and plug-ins. End-of-Life (EOL) programs are no longer maintained and supported by the vendor. It then supplies your computer with the necessary software security updates to keep it safe. The Secunia PSI even automates the updates for your insecure programs.

Check out the Secunia Flexera PSI now and secure your PC today!

If you know of any more security scanners, do share below, in the comments.

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Anand Khanse is the Admin of, a 10-year Microsoft MVP Awardee in Windows (2006-16) & a Windows Insider MVP. Please read the entire post & the comments first, create a System Restore Point before making any changes to your system & be careful about any 3rd-party offers while installing freeware.


  1. Uncle_Al

    Secunia PSI is an excellent product with an extremely good purpose. It is known by this tech that PSI will identify some false positives, especially with back up copies of the CD/DVD copied to the hard disk of Microsoft Office.

    The portable Update Checker from File Hippo is a good solution for software – unfortunately not drivers.

  2. Springer

    Very useful tool. I’ve been using it for quite some time now.

  3. Acunetix

    why not using surfpatrol or browser check? secunia is rather slow and most commonly used exploits are written for browsers and plugins

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