Alternative to Secunia PSI

Discussion in 'other anti-malware software' started by AMD, Jul 10, 2012.

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  1. AMD
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    Hi,

    I have had this program running for a couple of weeks (version 3) to update/patch programs but I wanted to find out if there are any similar alternatives.

    I know that quite a few prefer version 2 and there is a version 3 program update due at the end of this month but I dont really like it and would prefer to try out something different for a while at least.

    Any recommendations appreciated.

    Andy
  2. phalanaxus
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    Sumo is an alternative.
  3. abu shofwan
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    abu shofwan Registered Member

    +1 :thumb:
    on going thread HERE
  4. Baldrick
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    Yes, SUMO is an alternative but IMHO whilst it detects changes in software versions and covers a large number of apps it is not as good as PSI when it comes to actually updating the software.

    PSI integrates better in terms of allowing you to carry out the update from within the app (some would say that v3.0 is too good at that for their liking ;) ). When you try to do the same thing from within SUMO it all falls apart a bit as you have to manually go to web sites & download installers etc. rather than just in most cases clicking on an Install button in PSI.

    Just my halfpenny's worth...and if I am wrong about SUMO then someone kindly put me right on that. :D
  5. TyRizian
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    The only other alternative that supports a large array of software (That I can think of), would be UpdateStar. The only drawback about UpdateStar is, is that the free version does a scan only operation. You would have to purchase a yearly license to do a scan and download. I'm not sure if you want to do that or not.

    At least Secunia PSI does both, but at no cost to you.
    Last edited: Jul 10, 2012
  6. JohnBurns
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    If you try Secunia PSI, I suggest you consider Version 2.0 rather than Version 3, which is the latest. If you visit their forums, you will find many people prefer staying with Version 2.0 because it provides more user control, which some of us prefer, since we feel like we want to be "in control" - lol! If you want to let the program do the updating, etc, then Version 3 works well.
  7. The Red Moon
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    why change from secunia.?it does a good job so why tinker with other tools?
    Strange.
    Regards.:isay:
  8. Brummelchen
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    secunia has the smallest data base off of all. but all tools need careful use - not alltime the correct language is chosen for an update.
    Last edited: Jul 15, 2012
  9. blasev
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    blasev Registered Member

    I like filehippo update checker much better.
    simple and easy to use
  10. kerykeion
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    kerykeion Registered Member

    Webroot Security Analyzer, it's a new software, maybe you should give it a spin. Link here.
  11. m00nbl00d
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    There's also Ketarin. But, you'll need to create your own database. There are shared templates, though. It's an open source project.

    There are other similar apps to Ketarin.
  12. Ashanta
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    Where to find the old Secunia PSI, version 2 ?



  13. gerardwil
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  14. AMD
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    As far as I recall, Secunia are due to release an improved version 3 sometime soon to allow more funtionality control.
  15. Ashanta
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    Ashanta Registered Member

    I'm looking the version 2 to try, not version 3 ;)
  16. Kyle_Katarn
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  17. Bodhitree
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    Bodhitree Registered Member

    Bullguard as Secunia built in. I just click that, then click update, and then it's done. No hassles.
  18. The Red Moon
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    Need to remember to download the "lite"version of sumo as the other downloads are sponsored,:)
  19. J_L
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    J_L Registered Member

    Or the portable, I love that program.

    @Bodhitree: Isn't that just the updater for BullGuard only?
  20. Solarlynx
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    Solarlynx Registered Member

    I use PSI 2 and see no reason to leave it.
  21. AlexC
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    FilleHippo Update Checker :thumb:
  22. jo3269
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    Within the past week I downloaded a program called Outdatefighter that seems to do a nice job of identifying installed software that has available updates. Clicking on Download will directly download the updated version to your computer. Once done, the red Download button will turn to a green Install button. Clicking on Install will commence the installation. If you wish, you can also Ignore updates for a particular software if you wish.
  23. cmexx
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    outdatefighter from spamfighter! how do u like it?
  24. jo3269
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    Outdatefighter seems to work well.
  25. TonyW
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    Just tried Outdatefighter. It tells me I have one update, but doesn't list it. Oh hum.

    outdatefighter_missing.jpg
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