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How to Run a Scan in Secunia PSI


Secunia PSI (short for Personal Software Inspector) is a utility which helps keep your computer's software up-to-date. It does this by scanning your PC, providing information about out-of-date programs on your computer, and streamlining the installation of software updates. PSI is compatible with Windows 7, Windows Vista, and Windows XP.

Here is how to run a scan:

1. Open Secunia PSI

2. From the main console, select "Scan now"

3. Secunia PSI will scan the machine for out-dated 3rd party applications

4. After the scan completes, PSI will display a system score and a list of programs that need updated

5. To patch each out-dated application, use the corresponding "Click to update" feature

6. After each patch has been applied, scan your PC again using Steps 2-3

After the scan is complete, the Secunia System Score should be 100%.

For help, contact the Technology Service Desk.