Forum Thread: Automatic vs. Manual update

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theramster Automatic vs. Manual update
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Frequently, I get a warning from Secunia (taskbar balloon) that programs require manual updating. Then I open Secunia, and the programs which haven't been updated show as "updating", This indicates to me that an AUTOMATIC update is in progress. I find this totally confusing. Am I required to manually update these programs? If so, how do I locate the correct downloads for the updates. In previous versions of Secunia, there was a link to the manufacturers website.

This is currently happening with several versions of Java JRE, but it has happened with other programs as well.

I run Windows 7 and Secunia 3.0.

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Maurice Joyce RE: Automatic vs. Manual update
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If you have automation activated via the settings menu any programme that has AU next to it will (should) be silently updated.

How long that takes is anyone's guess but there are reports of hours.

To achieve silent updating Secunia has created some SPS packages which is explained here:

http://secunia.com/vulnerability_scanning/personal...

If they offer an SPS package then they will not point you to the vendor site to manually update because an SPS exists. To manually update & bypass the SPS users must search the web.

It may well struggle with more than one version of JAVA. What programmes are installed on a PC is a personal choice but Oracle do not recommend more than one as can be seen here:

http://www.java.com/en/download/faq/remove_olderve...

I assume you are aware that Secunia still support versions 1 & 2. If you prefer any of these versions more details are below my Signature Block.

Hope this helps.

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theramster RE: Automatic vs. Manual update
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Thank you.

I was able to update the programs manually and took your advice to remove the older version of Java JRE.

However, I'm still confused as to why Secunia notified me that these programs required manual updating. Are you saying it might be because I had multiple versions installed?

Thanks.
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Maurice Joyce RE: Automatic vs. Manual update
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I far as I know that message should only appear if automation is active & PSI cannot, for some reason, complete the task.

After a full PSI scan are you now 100%?




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theramster RE: Automatic vs. Manual update
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Yes, I'm 100%

Thanks. I'll just assume the problem was that I had multiple versions installed.

If this happens again, I know how to find the updates with a web search.
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Maurice Joyce RE: Automatic vs. Manual update
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Pleased to see you are all fixed up. Have a nice weekend.

On that basis, I will lock this thread for U sometime tomorrow unless U post back asking for it to be left open.

This will protect your mail box from possible update emails from "tag on" posts

You can of course lock threads U have created. Just click the ACCEPT button in the post of the helper who offered U the best solution/advice to solve your problem.

Secunia Support can always reopen threads by applying by email to: support@secunia.com

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