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Should I remove Secunia PSI?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
9% remove it91% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #3,878
United States Rank #3,431
Reach 0.1634%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 12.35 days
364.44 days >
Average installed length: 191.48 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
3.0.0.7011 100.00%

Secunia PSI 3.0.0.7011

What is Secunia PSI?  (from Secunia)

The Secunia PSI is an invaluable tool for you to use when assessing the security patch state of software installed on your system. It constantly monitors your system for insecure software installations, notifies you when an insecure application is installed, and even provides you with detailed instructions for updating...  Read more

Overview

Secunia PSI 3.0.0.7011 is a program developed by Secunia. Upon installation, it defines an auto-start registry entry which allows the program run on each boot for the user which installed it. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. A scheduled task is added to Windows Task Scheduler in order to launch the program at various scheduled times (the schedule varies depending on the version). The main program executable is psi.exe. The software installer includes 7 files and is usually about 9.58 MB (10,047,159 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 8. While about 53% of users of Secunia PSI come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: secunia.com/vulnerability_scanning/personal
Help link: psi.secunia.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\secunia\psi
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Secunia\PSI\uninstall.exe"
Estimated size: 9.58 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Secunia PSI 3.0.0.7011

Program executable:psi.exe
Name:Secunia PSI
Path:C:\Program Files\secunia\psi\psi.exe
MD5:ad26a6de7cc90bcb4f11988336d3234e
Additional files:
  • PSISetup.exe - Secunia PSI Installer
  • Uninstall.exe
  • sua.exe - Secunia Update Agent
  • psia.exe - Secunia PSI Agent
  • psi_tray.exe - Secunia PSI Tray
  • psires.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

4 Scheduled Tasks
  • psi.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{5578B625-1A1C-42BD-AFCE-3E9273A2C0B1}' (runs on registration).
  • sua.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{3211461E-755F-4B5B-82CE-3DD4B86DFD73}' (runs on registration).
  • psia.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{AA7046D4-0B28-4092-A84D-0435D80654DD}' (runs on registration).
  • psi_tray.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{C2F0CCDD-1420-455C-8C85-12217809425B}' (runs on registration).
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • psi_tray.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named Secunia PSI Tray.
2 Services
  • sua.exe runs as a service named 'Secunia Update Agent' (Secunia Update Agent) "Performs routine updates of selected software on the system, the results of which can be seen in your Secunia PSI".
  • psia.exe runs as a service named 'Secunia PSI Agent' (Secunia PSI Agent) "Performs routine software inspections of the system, the results of which can be seen in your Secunia PSI".
Startup File (User Run)
  • psi.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'Secunia' and executes as C:\PROGRAM FILES\Secunia\PSI\psi.exe.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

sua.exe
Memory:1.42 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0000341429%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00002756%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00000659%
0.015104% average

How do I remove Secunia PSI?

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  1. On the Start menu (for Windows 8, right-click the screen's bottom-left corner), click Control Panel, and then, under Programs, do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program Secunia PSI (3.0.0.7011), click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall.
    • Windows XP: Click the Remove or Change/Remove tab (to the right of the program).
  3. Follow the prompts. A progress bar shows you how long it will take to remove Secunia PSI.

OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 58%
Win 7 0%
 
WHEN IT STARTS
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 9%
Keep it 91%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 59.50%
Windows 8 31.65%
Windows Vista 4.80%
Windows XP 4.05%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 38.66%
Windows 7 Professional 11.03%
Windows 8.1 8.17%
Windows 7 Ultimate 8.13%
Windows 8 5.32%
Windows 8.1 Pro 4.66%

Distribution by countryGeography

53.25% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 53.25%
  Germany 17.84%
  United Kingdom 4.56%
  Canada 2.85%
  Netherlands 2.21%
  France 1.94%
  Italy 1.26%
  Brazil 1.22%
  Australia 1.18%
  DK 1.14%
  Austria 0.95%
  Belgium 0.95%
  Norway 0.87%
  Poland 0.84%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 26.04%
Dell 24.52%
Acer 15.61%
ASUS 8.44%
GIGABYTE 7.88%
Medion 5.02%
Toshiba 4.14%
Lenovo 3.50%
Samsung 2.95%
American Megatrends 0.96%
Intel 0.96%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 5.12%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 4.13%
Dell XPS 8500 2.95%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 2.56%
ASUS All Series 2.17%
Dell XPS 8300 2.17%

About Secunia

Secunia is an IT security company specialising in vulnerability management and is known in the industry for its work on zero-day attack vulnerabilities and the creation of patch systems that encompass several software vendors.
Publisher URL: www.secunia.com

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charlene4047over a year ago
Secunia will check for updates for all your software and help you install the ones needed. I've used it for years.