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Who_Did_I_Used_To_Be Is it time to give up on PSI?
Member 14th Nov, 2013 21:12
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I don't know how many months it has been since I had a properly working version 2.x or 3.x on either my 32-bit or my 64-bit computer. With 2.x, I never get a green icon, it is always red; with 3.x, always grey.

One month ago today, at the request of Secunia, I replaced 2.x with 3.x, as they felt that a 3.x log would help them find and fix the malady. I don't know how many logs I had submitted, only that each time my submission was acknowledged with a `thanks, this is being given to the programmers.' I duly sent the 3.x log, which was duly acknowleged.

Over half an hour ago, I opened version 3.0.0.8013, which informed me that Adobe AIR 3.x is being updated; no such updating is taking place.

Given the continued failures of PSI to work properly, is it time, or perhaps past time, that I remove PSI and turn to SUMO or another program in place of PSI?

Maurice Joyce RE: Is it time to give up on PSI?
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The trouble is that there is no other programme available like Secunia PSI. SUMO & many other programmes like it are general up daters. PSI is a vulnerability checker.

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

There are a couple of things you might consider.

1. Disable auto updating in the settings. Allow PSI to tell you that a programme is vulnerable & then update it manually from the vendor website. This is much quicker particularly with Adobe products where many have reported issues.

2. Change your online profile & alter the setting which is highlighted in green here:

https://1ncuig.bn1.livefilestore.com/y2pCXl7FFnd1Q...

Vulnerability alerts will be sent to you by email. Many vulnerabilities will not apply to your system but it will keep you informed on those that are allowing you to manually update once again direct from the vendor.

If you get to like this system you can dump having any version of PSI installed.

If you want to keep an eye on your browser security you can always use Qualy's. Details here:

http://www.qualys.com/free-tools-trials/

The browser checker is cloud based, extremely fast & much more reliable than Secunia.

3. Many including me have suffered from the Secunia programmers lack of urgency or keeping users informed. They must have the largest pending tray in Denmark!! Sadly the Forum Support Official who has helped many of us by attempting to chase for internal action/replies has left the Company so I doubt things will get better.

Hope this helps a bit!

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Microsoft Surface 4 Intel i7 64Bit
Windows 10 Pro version 1809 Build 17763.404
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Who_Did_I_Used_To_Be RE: Is it time to give up on PSI?
Member 14th Nov, 2013 22:42
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Okay, thanks, two changes made to options of which I was not aware, having previously in the era known as "PSIWC," (which, of course, is `PSI WorksCorrectly",) and, thus, had no reason to ever look into such matters.

I guess I'll have to stop CIS and restart it, as it still says that it is updating that which it is not updating.
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Maurice Joyce RE: Is it time to give up on PSI?
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Just click this link:

http://get.adobe.com/air/

It will override anything PSI is or is not doing.

Once installed run a full PSI scan & all should be in order.


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Who_Did_I_Used_To_Be RE: Is it time to give up on PSI?
Member 14th Nov, 2013 22:49
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on 14th Nov, 2013 22:46, Maurice Joyce wrote:
Just click this link:

http://get.adobe.com/air/

It will override anything PSI is or is not doing.

Once installed run a full PSI scan & all should be in order.


Thanks, I was going to do that after some other tasks, especially as I found that stopping psia.exe and restarting it did not stop it from its not-upating-that-which-it-says-it-is-updating complex.
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