Welcome to VulnDetect the alternative to the Secunia PSI which will "die" on 20th April 2018
Because many nasty and/or unwanted programs are installed through vulnerabilities in out-dated & unsecure programs, Secunia PSI's scan for vulnerable programs was most useful so that it could be decided whether to install updates or uninstall end-of-life programs. It was easy to know whether all was ok by having the icon green or red. Best wishes in your project!
PSI user for years I liked the continuous update of recognized apps and eventually to keep out of scan dead apps.
As many others, I hated the splash screen
I did not used the update feature as most of the times it did not work as "run as".
One thing missing is to have some control on the schedule of scans.
Hope this helps.
It seems the PSI is now EoL. The user interface of the PSI no longer loads.
Rest assured, VulnDetect will become a viable alternative, and we are committed to providing a free version, for personal use.
Stay tuned and RIP Secunia.
This is the thread we update regularly, with information about the state of the VD:
Something that I forgot to mention was the Icon in the taskbar green when all was okay and red when attention was needed that is a good feature
I think that Secunia PSI version 2 was just about perfect bringing you the updates that were critical and end of life and then it was for you to decide to uninstall or install them or have the updates downloaded automatically. If you are able to get your program anywhere near that you are on to a winner and will have plenty of support and followers
I definitely agree with @DefencePlus Secunia PSI Version 2 was the best. It gave you all the information there. No need to dig further. It was intuitive. Version 3 felt like it was under a blanket and you had to lift up the blanket to find out more detailed information. And it never seemed to give you as much as Version 2. So if VulnDetect tries to emulate the best it should try to emulate Version 2 of Secunia PSI. I hope you are successful at this project. Sepecially End of Life info as PSI gave.
By the way, terrible layout and colours for your email replies.
Few run all application at full screen, so the fields should scale.
Try design with vaselined glasses, and kitchen mitts.
Cannot see the message box, to much white, not enough boundary lines etc.
I would like to see "Just Report"
But even then, somehow there should be a Major/Minor note, or better a list of changes, corrections and such to any software package, so that the intelligent user can decide to update, or not update. That is the question.
Rather than make a change, live with the "current version" and make do.
I liked detection rate, the fact it detected vulnerable DLLs and software components, not just whole installations.
What I hated was performance of v3, v2 was good, but v3 was very, very sluggish.
The only problem I had with PSI was that it would sit there on startup without giving any user feedback that it was actually doing something. We could not tell if it had locked up or if it was just trying to connect to the server.
A great starting point would be to add just about all the functionality that PSI version 2 had. Sure that program could be improved, but to me, it always seemed surprisingly close to perfection. And as I have been unable to find an alternative program that really fits my preferences (PSI version 3 never really seemed to leave it's beta stage), I'm really exited about the PSI alternative you are working on. I'll definitely be following this project with excitement!
I look forward to testing it, have been an avid user of the PSI for some time.