Secunia acquired by Flexera

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  1. BoerenkoolMetWorst

    BoerenkoolMetWorst Registered Member

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    I just went to Secunia's site to download PSI to discover I'm being redirected to flexerasoftware.com
    Apparently they've already been acquired last September(http://news.softpedia.com/news/secunia-acquired-by-flexera-software-491838.shtml) but I couldn't find a thread about it here.
    They're still offering PSI for free(at least for consumers) but now you have to fill in lots of personal details before you can download, and the site isn't even available in HTTPS...
     
  2. erikloman

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    Apparently already in september 2015
    http://www.flexerasoftware.com/prod...ecunia-Software-Vulnerability-Management.html
     
  3. Stupendous Man

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    Luckily, you can fill those 'required fields' with nonsense data, and when you are offered the download, you can save the offered direct download link for later use (you only need the URL part up to and including PSISetup.exe, you can discard the following query string).

    Also, the Secunia download links are still offered, at https://secunia.com/support/download/, also the download link for the PSI2 installer and even the PSI1 installer.
    If you want PSI2 (or even PSI1) and haven't saved the installer, save it now, when it is still offered.

    I really hope Flexera will keep supporting PSI2, as Secunia did.
    If not, then it's over for me, I don't want PSI3.
     
  4. Victek

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    Is there a problem with PSI v3?
     
  5. xxJackxx

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    v3 is extremely dumbed down compared to v2. I liked v2. They lost me with v3. I don't even care that it exists anymore.
     
  6. BoerenkoolMetWorst

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    I don't even like v2, because it started with stuff running in the background, though that could be disabled :p

    Thanks, I also filled the fields with nonsense, but other customers might send legitimate data over HTTP, and the download is HTTP as well.
    Thanks for the other download links :)


    Yes thanks, I found that out too:
     
  7. Stupendous Man

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    I don't like that either, I have that disabled.

    Very true.
    I don't like it a bit, what Flexera is doing. :(
     
  8. Krusty

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    Does anybody still use PSI?

    In all the years I've used it only notified me once while using Windows 7 that MS XML Core Service 4.0 was EOL and their recommendation was to uninstall and install MS XML Core Service 6.0, which was explained to them often enough on their forum that that was not an answer.

    Anyway...

    Other than that I've had 100% score since and just removed it from all three of my machines. I think is unnecessary on my machines. What do you think?
     
  9. Gandalf_The_Grey

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    I'm still using it on all the family laptops in my household. Great to see who hasn't updated google chrome or windows.
    I got a message of an insecure program in need of updating when installing the latest Nvidia driver yesterday evening.
    Looked at the path and saw that it was something in a temp folder. After running Ccleaner Secunia was green again.
     
  10. TairikuOkami

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    It has not been updated once, since they have acquired it. I was using it for some time, but it failed to update a single software, caused BSOD and such.
    I have just tried to install it and it did not detect any outdated software, there are tons of it, including outdated flash. It is most likely abandonware now.
     
  11. layman

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    Version 3 of PSI was atrocious from the standpoint of software quality. I continued to use vn 2 for years, and uninstalled it only recently. For my needs, SUMo better serves the purpose, and is more comprehensive.
     
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