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GoneToPlaid Secunia PSI's impact on a good friend...
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A couple of months ago I visited a friend to help him wipe some viruses off of his computer and then to install some good antivirus, firewall, and antimalware software packages. I also installed Secunia PSI. Well, after my buddy has been using Secunia PSI for a while, he has become very security conscious about the software running on his computer. He now religiously updates any software which PSI reports as insecure. He dumped Adobe products and installed an alternative PDF reader and an alternative Flash player. Well, he is happy as a lark since his business computer hasn't had any problems now for two months. The other day I asked him what he thought of PSI. He said is the best d#mned program he ever let me install on his computer!

I am not making this story up. Just thought that I would pass it along.

bjm__ RE: Secunia PSI's impact on a good friend...
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Hi GoneToPlaid

Great story!
What is the alternative to Adobe Flash Player and where do I sign up.

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Slamgeden RE: Secunia PSI's impact on a good friend...
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on 14th Aug, 2009 08:41, bjm__ wrote:

What is the alternative to Adobe Flash Player and where do I sign up.


Sumatra PDF is great, light, and Open Source!


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bjm__ RE: Secunia PSI's impact on a good friend...
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Hi Slamegeden,

I've been using Foxit Reader for my PDF reader and thrilled I finally dumped Adobe Reader. I assume Sumatra PDF is a PDF reader. Appreciate the suggestion. I like open source apps. So, I will take a look see. I was curious about the Adobe Flash Player alternative that BornToPlaid mentioned in the story. Any suggestions for an alternative Flash Player? I'd like my System to be Adobe app free.

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MomsHugs RE: Secunia PSI's impact on a good friend...
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I'd like to dump Adobe, too, but PCWorld's latest review of Foxit Reader had issues interfering with updates. Apparently Foxit has 3rd-party contracts to carry their SW when dl'g updates. Updating then requires time & attention to strip away before updating. Anyone here have a problem with updating?

I'll look into the opensource reader Plaid's friend has instead.

Plaid: can you post links to both reader & flash?

Much appreciated... thanks!
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bjm__ RE: Secunia PSI's impact on a good friend...
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MomsHugs,

Thanks for the heads up on Foxit. As a recent convert I have not had any issues. I held out loyal to the Adobe brand (not sure why) until the recent barrage of Adobe issues. I chose Foxit because of the recommendations posted to this Forum. Anything is better than Adobe. I read where Adobe has added a Flash component to the Reader making vulnerability updating even more ridiculous. Happy with Foxit so far. But, do prefer open source. ie: ~ Sumatra PDF. I've learned from my fun and games with Adobe...what's in a name.

Plaid: can you please post links to both reader & flash?

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puget1 RE: Secunia PSI's impact on a good friend...
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F.Y.I. PLEASE BE AWARE AND TEST FOR YOUR SELVES!!! but the last time I was using Foxit(for the same reasons) I was advised via a dialogue box that OPEN OFFICE exclusively uses Adobe products now. So,if you are using Open Office.org 3.1 you may loose functionality.

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