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glsmas12 Windows 7 and Secunia
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Hello, why does secunia psi (latest version) still say my version of Win 7 (64 bit) is insecure? I've tried some of the suggestions here, ie, uninstalling secunia and reinstalling, rebooting, rescanning, etc., but nothing works.

Any idea?

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thedillpickl RE: Windows 7 and Secunia
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Hi glsmas12;

You've already done the Uninstall/reinstall trick.

Thanks, Win 7 64 bit is the OS.

Which version of PSI may not matter, but there are two currently, and the TP (Technology Preview) .

Which PSI do you have installed?

To find out what PSI (either version) is pointing to:
If not already, please run PSI in Advanced Mode.

To do this click on the PSI icon, in the system tray, to open the interface. In the top right corner, is "SIMPLE" blue in color and "ADVANCED" black? If not, click on "ADVANCED".

Click on the "Insecure" tab, Click on the [+] to the left of the program in question.

In the "Toolbox" click on the "Technical details" icon. Listed under "Version Detected:" it shows the old version PSI is reporting. The "Installation Path" is where PSI is finding the old stuff.

To go there, click on the "Open Folder" icon. This will open the folder where the old file(s) is(are).

What is the name, Installation Path & version number of the file(s) that PSI shows?

Note that I'm not a Win 7 user. The information requested will be helpful to anyone solving this problem with you. If a reply from a Win 7 user doesn't occur (which I doubt), I will be happy to help.



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Member 21st Jul, 2010 08:19

After rebooting, does Microsoft Update show no available patches? If there are any available, try installing them and rebooting again.

Otherwise, what is the Secunia "SA" for the vulnerability being reported? To see this, please expand the insecure program entry (By clicking "+"), and look for "Online references". The Secunia advisory has a number at the end of the URL, and this is the SA ID.
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glsmas12 RE: Windows 7 and Secunia
Member 21st Jul, 2010 19:52
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Right after I posted, I tried running a regular Secunia scan. I hadn't done that, just booted with secunia saying Win 7 was insecure. After the scan, my Win 7 is okay, but now secunia says I have one insecure browser:

--Microsoft Internet Explorer 8.x (64-bit) Insecure, no solution SA24314--

I' running PSI vers.

There is no solution to IE 8? I usually use Chrome, but sometimes IE.

Thanks for the replies.

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mogs RE: Windows 7 and Secunia
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In the Secure Bowsing tab you should see....tho' there is the long standing insecurity.....that IE is still considered by psi as Secure for browsing ( top of panel ) . That means that you've patched/done as much as you can do, at the moment. As long as safe browsing practices are used you should be safe enough.
It might be worth noting...if you decided to change to a Beta or Dev Chrome....Secunia does not monitor Beta versions... tho'Gears will show up. As and when Chrome updates, you'll find you'll need to remove the older file/version manually....else ( even tho' you'd have updated)...psi will still continue to detect...even if in the Recycle bin.

Here's a useful link worth reading/ case you havn't already done so :-

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