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Differences or preferences between Secunia PSI and Heimdal Free?


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#1 herbman

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Posted 10 April 2015 - 08:19 PM

Pretty self explanatory , i noticed the Heimdal program which i wasn't aware of , anybody have opinions between these two?

 

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Posted 10 April 2015 - 09:18 PM

I think the main difference is that Heimdal Free only look out for vulnerable applications, like Adobe Flash Player, Adobe Reader, Java, etc. Programs that are known to be exploited by malware and Exploit Kits. SecuniaPSI on the other hand, takes care of every single programs, no matter what they are. I use it and it evens let me know about my IDEs, Virutalization programs, Frameworks, etc. Personally, I prefer SecuniaPSI to Heimdal Free since it covers a lot more programs, but Heimdal Free seems to have more "customizable" settings (if you like that aspect in a program).

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Posted 11 April 2015 - 05:07 AM

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Posted 11 April 2015 - 06:20 AM

I think the main difference is that Heimdal Free only look out for vulnerable applications, like Adobe Flash Player, Adobe Reader, Java, etc. Programs that are known to be exploited by malware and Exploit Kits. SecuniaPSI on the other hand, takes care of every single programs, no matter what they are. I use it and it evens let me know about my IDEs, Virutalization programs, Frameworks, etc. Personally, I prefer SecuniaPSI to Heimdal Free since it covers a lot more programs, but Heimdal Free seems to have more "customizable" settings (if you like that aspect in a program).

 

Great explanation , exactly what i was looking for , thanks.



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Posted 11 April 2015 - 06:21 AM

Topic moved to more appropriate forum.

 

 

Apologies to hamluis and quietman for posting in the wrong forum .

 

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Posted 11 April 2015 - 08:22 AM

No problem herbman, my pleasure :)

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