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English Teacher Thanks for PSI 2.0 but some programs...
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I'd like to say thanks and good work on the new version of PSI. It's UI is very good.

Anyway, I'd like to know if you have dropped some programs from the database.

The reason being, with the old version PSI detected 88 programs on my computer but now the new version is only detecting 68 programs.


Ah PS my system score is 100% and NOT 95% as reported here!!

Never argue with Stupid People. They just drag you down to their level and beat you with Experience.

Better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to speak and remove all doubt.

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Member 22nd Dec, 2010 10:23

The PSI may be appearing to detect 'less' programs, and this was also noted by many users in the Beta period.
However, the scan engine has not changed significantly, and the PSI will detect every program it detected before (If anything, it will detect more).

Furthermore, we have made several changes to how this information is presented in the user interface, which are all aimed at making the PSI easier to use.

One of these is that several detected instances of the same program will now only be shown as one.

The reason for this change is that many users would experience the presense of 'zombie files' (installation leftovers) on their systems, and believe that patches had not been installed. The PSI will still detect every instance and show it too you (and in the '#' column, you can see the amount detected on your system), but it will no longer flag you as Insecure as long as you have the latest version installed.

Furthermore, only the 'root' partition, and the drive containing 'Program Files' will be included for scanning by default (Both of these are usually C:\). This is to avoid detecting backup files on seperate drives, which could also be confusing for some users.
To see which drives are included for scanning by the PSI, look in Settings > Drives. From here, you can only include or exclude drives for scanning.

hope this helps!
If you need any clarification, please let me know.
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gjjean RE: Thanks for PSI 2.0 but some programs...
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@ English Teacher

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Wish you luck

Sorry cause my response crossed with that of E.Petersen.

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