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Nice to see the addition of Software Updater and it might prod me to upgrade to Pro. But first I need to know;

1 - is there a list published of the programs you detect/update?

2 - Is this an "update manager" or a "Vulnerability manager". Quite frankly I am only interested if it is a "vulnerability manager". I can decide on my own if I want to update software for new features etc. But I think it is VERY important to update software that has a security vulnerability for which a patch is available.

What I am REALLY looking forward to is a replacement for the discontinued "Personal Software Inspector" from Flexera (used to be Secunia)

Thanks, Chris

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It's pulling its updates from file hippo so the list is any software on that site (for better or worse).

Sadly, as I miss PSI dearly too, it is an update availability not vulnerability

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Thanks Nergal and jwoods

This is too bad. I really want a vulnerability manager that only looks for security issues. I remain hopeful that some old Secunia employees get VulnDetect off the ground. They were originally hopeful to get a free product off the ground by last fall. https://vulndetect.org/

Chris

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10 hours ago, Nergal said:

It's pulling its updates from file hippo so the list is any software on that site (for better or worse).

Sadly, as I miss PSI dearly too, it is an update availability not vulnerability

We filter out some software from that list.

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21 hours ago, Nergal said:

It's pulling its updates from file hippo so the list is any software on that site (for better or worse).

Sadly, as I miss PSI dearly too, it is an update availability not vulnerability

If the Software Updater uses only the data from FileHippo then many products that I have installed are not detected and updated.
On my PC CCleander found 8 applications and VulnDetect found 66 products.
So will there be other resources or just FileHippo?

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As far as I know, Piriform owned FileHippo before the takeover by Avast.

So perhaps that  was part of the package.

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3 hours ago, hazelnut said:

As far as I know, Piriform owned FileHippo

You learn something new every day.

I knew they were the 'official' download site for Piriform, but thought it was an arrangement not ownership.

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It's was speculated for many years, and then some findings on the Internet helped validate it, but not "from the horses mouth" since they've never stated anything about it.

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