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What percent of users and experts removed it?
2% remove it98% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #9,421
United States Rank #7,238
Reach 0.0402%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 24.80 days
376.16 days >
Average installed length: 197.64 days


VersionDistribution 100.00%

Secunia PSI

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What is Secunia PSI?  (from Secunia)

The Secunia Personal Software Inspector (PSI) is a free computer security solution that identifies vulnerabilities in non-Microsoft (third-party) programs which can leave your PC open to attacks. Simply put, it scans software on your system and identifies programs in need of security updates to safeguard your PC agains...  Read more


Secunia PSI 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 10.88 MB (11,405,749 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 10. While about 61% 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: 10.88 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Secunia PSI

Program executable:psi.exe
Name:Secunia PSI
Path:C:\Program Files\secunia\psi\psi.exe
Additional files:
  • psi_mf.sys - Secunia Personal Software Inspector (Secunia PSI Driver)
  • Uninstall.exe - Secunia PSI Installer
  • sua.exe - Secunia Update Agent
  • psia.exe - Secunia PSI Agent
  • psi_tray.exe - Secunia PSI Tray
  • psires.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Scheduled Tasks
  • psi.exe is scheduled as a task named 'Secunia' (runs monthly on Tuesdays at 13:08).
  • psi_tray.exe is scheduled as a task named 'Secunia PSI Tray (optimized)' (runs weekly on Wednesdays at 00:00).
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • psi_tray.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named Secunia PSI Tray.lnk_FolderCommonAppdata.
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_tray.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'psi tray' and executes as "C:\Program Files\Secunia\PSI\psi_tray.exe".

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:2.48 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0004945658%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00036309%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00013147%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:395,009
8,062,084 average
Memory:6.43 MB
Kernel CPU:0.00015867%
CPU cycles/sec:11,567,090
I/O reads/min:5.71 KB
I/O writes/min:0 Bytes
Memory:28.2 MB
Total CPU:0.0001120434%
Kernel CPU:0.00009022%
User CPU:0.00002183%
CPU cycles/sec:813,707
I/O reads/min:116 Bytes

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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 (, 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.

Win 7 (SP1) 60%
Win 7 0%
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 2%
Keep it 98%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 60.18%
Windows 10 33.29%
Windows Vista 5.25%
Windows XP 1.28%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 43.15%
Windows 8.1 16.67%
Windows 7 Professional 9.56%
Windows 7 Ultimate 7.11%
Windows 8.1 Pro 5.94%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 4.52%

Distribution by countryGeography

61.43% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 61.43%
  Germany 14.10%
  United Kingdom 5.74%
  Netherlands 2.72%
  Canada 2.42%
  Belgium 1.21%
  France 1.21%
  Australia 0.91%
  DK 0.91%
  Finland 0.81%
  Austria 0.81%
  Norway 0.70%
  Switzerland 0.70%
  India 0.70%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 28.09%
Dell 23.27%
Acer 17.19%
ASUS 7.76%
Medion 6.92%
Toshiba 6.29%
Lenovo 2.52%
Samsung 2.52%
Intel 1.05%
Common models
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 4.53%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 4.12%
Dell Inspiron 660 3.29%
ASUS All Series 2.88%
MEDIONPC MS-7728 2.88%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 2.47%

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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nonameover a year ago
Love this! Lets me know when a program is outdated and/or needs updating. Will auto update most programs.