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Windows only: personal software inspector

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This is a cool (free) application: it looks at all the programs installed on your computer and tells you which ones need updates. The full scan on my computer took 5 minutes 20 seconds, so not bad. (It will scan in background.) From the list of “insecure” applications (i.e., those requiring updates), it seems that when Sun installs a new version of the Java Runtime Engine, it leaves all previous versions in place—bad idea, IMHO.

Take a look.

UPDATE: I just went through the “insecure” applications and installed updates. I like PSI.

Written by Leisureguy

3 January 2008 at 8:28 am

Posted in Daily life, Software

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  1. Actually, there’s a reason Sun leaves old versions of their software on the machine. It’s so older java apps which were written for the previous version can still work. I could see if it’s a security update, meant to patch some vulnerability, but otherwise, I’d prefer they not break java apps looking for the previous libraries.



    3 January 2008 at 8:47 am

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