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Should I remove Secunia PSI?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
5% remove it95% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #5,677
United States Rank #3,471
Reach 0.0841%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 154.10 days
861.80 days >
Average installed length: 452.81 days


VersionDistribution 100.00%

Secunia PSI

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


Secunia PSI is a program developed by Secunia. 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 software is designed to connect to the Internet and adds a Windows Firewall exception in order to do so without being interfered with. The programs's main executable is sua.exe and has been seen to consume an average CPU of less than one percent, and utilizes about 1.48 MB of memory. The software installer includes 15 files and is usually about 12.07 MB (12,660,289 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows Vista (SP2). While about 76% 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
Help link: psi.secunia.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\secunia\psi
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Secunia\PSI\uninstall.exe"
Estimated size: 12.07 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Secunia PSI

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

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Scheduled Tasks
  • psi.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{F9E41A0E-A38B-498C-8AB9-585967CC6EAF}' (runs on registration).
  • psi_tray.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{9FDD3C12-3414-4415-A627-15360D8669B9}' (runs on registration).
2 Services
  • sua.exe runs as a service named 'Secunia Update Agent' (Secunia Update Agent) "Performs routine software inspections of the system, the results of which can be seen in your Secunia Customer Area account".
  • 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".
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • psi.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Secunia\PSI\psi.exe'.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:1.48 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0004039336%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00019762%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00020632%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:323,313
8,062,084 average
I/O reads/min:0 Bytes
435.61 KB average
Memory:10.14 MB
Total CPU:0.0016273225%
Kernel CPU:0.00069050%
User CPU:0.00093682%
CPU cycles/sec:6,362,704
I/O reads/min:37.67 KB
I/O writes/min:37.39 KB
Memory:1.8 MB
Total CPU:0.0000177321%
Kernel CPU:0.00001576%
User CPU:0.00000197%
CPU cycles/sec:411,679
I/O reads/min:16 Bytes

How do I remove Secunia PSI?

You can uninstall Secunia PSI from your computer by using the Add/Remove Program feature in the Window's Control Panel.
  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/7/8/10: 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/7/8/10: 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) 72%
Win XP 0%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 5%
Keep it 95%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 73.10%
Windows Vista 10.13%
Windows XP 9.17%
Windows 10 7.60%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 50.70%
Windows 7 Professional 12.78%
Microsoft Windows XP 9.07%
Windows 7 Ultimate 8.52%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 7.97%
Windows 8 1.77%

Distribution by countryGeography

75.74% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 75.74%
  Germany 6.62%
  United Kingdom 2.79%
  Canada 2.12%
  Australia 1.66%
  Netherlands 1.50%
  Belgium 1.00%
  DK 0.96%
  France 0.92%
  Austria 0.71%
  Japan 0.71%
  Switzerland 0.54%
  Spain 0.54%
  Hungary 0.50%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 33.16%
Hewlett-Packard 26.52%
Acer 11.34%
Toshiba 8.77%
ASUS 4.06%
Intel 2.35%
American Megatrends 1.71%
Medion 1.28%
Lenovo 1.18%
Samsung 1.18%
Sahara 0.86%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 5.26%
Hewlett-Packard p2-1317c 4.61%
Dell XPS 8300 3.95%
Dell Inspiron 530 3.51%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 3.29%
Dell Studio XPS 8100 2.85%

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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