Secunia's new Personal Software Inspector (PSI) helps inventory your systems and determine whether you're running insecure or out-of-date software.
According to the company, PSI can detect over 4,200 different applications and provides links to download updated versions as well as patches for current versions. PSI works by looking for specific information stored in .exe, .dll, and .ocx files. After PSI gathers that information, it sends the data to Secunia's servers, which then determine what applications and versions are installed.
Secunia points out that while the tool is very useful for helping to keep software up to date, it's not designed to analyze application configuration or to detect a potential compromise.
PSI is available for Windows 2000, Windows XP, and Windows Server 2003 and can be downloaded from the company's Web site. The Personal version is for individual users; business users are invited to review the company's Network Software Inspector platform.