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Dawgmeat Program count
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Secunia Beta 2.0 reports 6 less installed proprams than it's predecessor. Maybe an update thing?

Maurice Joyce RE: Program count
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Are U sure?

If U click on the RESULT in the dashboard it will show U all the programmes being tracked.

Some of them have been "lumped together" in V2 BETA for example .NETFramework.

Once U add them all up they should be the same.


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Member 21st Sep, 2010 09:02

The mechanism for scanning has not changed radically, and the PSI still detects every program it did before (If anything, it detects more programs). However, a few of the specific changes in the 2.0 Beta could make it appear that some programs have disappeared.

One is that the PSI now tries to group several detections of the same program as one entry, and only counts it as one. This mean that if you, for example, have 5 installations of Google Chrome 5.x, only 1 will be counted and shown in the statistics. This is to avoid the confusion caused by "Zombie Files" (Upgrade leftovers), which was a common issue with older versions.

You can still see every detected instance by expanding the program entry under "Results". If you double-click the entry, a list with the appropriate statuses for each program.

Another is that the PSI now by default only scans the root drive (Which is usually C:), and the drive containing "Program Files" (Usually also C:). To scan other drives, you can go to the Settings tab and choose which drives you wish to scan under "Drives", simply by setting a checkbox next to the appropriate drive.

hope this helps.
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