Wednesday, December 06, 2006

Great free software inspecting tool by Secunia.

Amidst all the security threats that is going around in the software scene whether it is with the browsers, or Winamp or Adobe, the great news is that Secunia, one of the highly reputed names in the security field, has launced a free online software inspecting tool that checks for software vulnerabilities in your PC.

Some of the salient features offered by this tool are:-

* Detects insecure versions of applications installed
* Verifies that all Microsoft patches are applied
* Assists you in updating your system and applications
* Runs through your browser. No installation or download is required.

The Software inspector uses Secunia file signatures and Secunia Advisory Intelligence to check for the softwares and to verify whether the application is up to date and then assist the user on how to be secure.

The tool covers all the common and popular end user applications.

When you do the scan make sure that you check the "Thorough Inspection" to search for softwares installed in non-default location. But using this feature takes several minutes for the scan to complete but it is still worth it.

So guys, make use of this excellent tool and stay safe.

Check out the Secunia Software Inspector.