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anon_private Drive D
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Hi,

I note that PSI scans drive C by default.

Would it not be better to scan drives C and D. I can access drive D.

I use Vista 32 bit.

Thanks.

A



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Leendert Kip Drive D
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Did you install PSI v. 2.0? Then check settings: on dashboard opnen configu- ration by clicking on the downward arrow, select settings end select drives. Possibly drive d isn't selected and so not checked.

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Maurice Joyce RE: Drive D
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What is on drive D? If it is an OEM reinstallation partition or a drive solely used for backup it is harmless even if it does contain some old "stuff". An OEM partition would certain contain some but IT IS UNWISE to ever try to update - to work correctly they normal need to be "as from the factory". That is why C is the only drive checked by default.

U can make PSI scan any drive. Open PSI>Configuration>settings>drives & put a tick in the box to the left of D or any named drive.

The flexibility of turning off drives that do not require scanning is fairly recent. Be prepared for long scan times if U turn on unnecessary drives for scanning.



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anon_private RE: Drive D
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Thank you for responding.

My D drive is labelled RECOVERY.

It has directories such as:
Program Files;
ProgramData;
sources;
Tools;
Users;
Windows

I can access all these directories.

You mention that Secunia PSI can scan any drive. I assume that you mean any hard drive. I assume that a thumb drive, A drive or CD drive for example cannot be scanned.

Best wishes.

A

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Maurice Joyce RE: Drive D
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I would leave the recovery drive well alone - it is geared to recover to factory settings - some OEM's, HP for example will NOT recover correctly if a user has updated items it what should be a protected drive.

The PSI will scan any drive LISTED in the settings tab (if it is not listed PSI cannot "see" it) as explained in how it works section:

"After examining all the files on your local hard drive(s), the collected data is sent to Secunia's servers, which match the data against the Secunia File Signatures engine (https://psi.secunia.com/) to determine the exact applications installed on your system."



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anon_private RE: Drive D
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Thank you for the advice.

I will leave the Recovery drive alone.

It does occur to me that if a hacker can exploit vulnerabilities of the C drive, then they may be able to exploit any weaknesses on the D drive.

Regards.

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