Forum Thread: Third-party software installed automatically by PSI?

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Lingohocken Third-party software installed automatically by PSI?
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See http://www.zdnet.com/a-close-look-at-how-oracle-in...

It exemplifies the problem of third-party downloads being foisted upon folks. Our use of PSI2 and PSI3 suggests that PSI catches attempts at third-party downloads and prevents their installation, but it would be helpful to know officialy whether this is, in fact, the intended policy.

Especially as Java is required by PSI!

Maurice Joyce RE: Third-party software installed automatically by PSI?
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PSI does not require Oracle JAVA.

The FAQ gives the details of its SPS packaging:

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

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Lingohocken RE: Third-party software installed automatically by PSI?
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Thanks, Maurice, but with Java disabled when the scan completes it hangs -- on our three Win7 and one Vista machines. Reactivate Java and it works fine.

But back to the main question, what about third-party installs?
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Maurice Joyce RE: Third-party software installed automatically by PSI?
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I have given you the stated position by Secunia if users elect to use their automated SPS system.

If that is turned off & manual updates only is activated it directs users to the vendor site or vendor nominated site where they have no control on what is offered.

Am I still missing your point?



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