To the relief of many, the new Secunia Personal Software Inspector version 188.8.131.5215 can now work with Windows 8, Windows 8.1, and Windows 7 running any version of Internet Explorer, including IE11. Like its predecessors, PSI version 184.108.40.20615 also works with earlier versions of Windows and IE.
Earlier this month, I wrote about a bug in Secunia PSI 220.127.116.1113 that froze Windows 8.1 machines, displaying the message "Stop running this script?" The solution was to uninstall the then-latest version of PSI, and drop back to version 18.104.22.16811.
Now Secunia sends word that its latest version, available from the PSI free download page (download link is on the right), has squashed the bug. Although the PSI download page mentions Windows 8 compatibility, I can verify that version 22.214.171.12415 also works fine with Windows 8.1.
According to a Secunia spokesperson, "We have now fixed the issue that caused the Secunia PSI to crash when Internet Explorer 11 was installed on a system, even if IE11 was not the default browser."
The Changelog doesn't mention that this bug has been squashed, but in my experiments on several machines -- Win7, Win8 and Win8.1 -- there have been no hangs.
The installer removes any old versions of PSI.
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