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jlcaldwe says no updates
Member 22nd Dec, 2010 17:41
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Under the insecure tab it says Microsoft IE 8.x is insecure. I clicked on the download solution. It opened IE and took me to a Microsoft Update page where it scanned my computer for updates. It then said no high-priority updates are available. So what am I to fix?

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Member 22nd Dec, 2010 18:05
Hi,

When installing Microsoft Updates, please keep in mind that some of them only 'kick in' after a full reboot.
Therefore, it is always recommended to try this procedure when patching Microsoft Applications:

1) Check Microsoft Update, install all available critical patches
2) Reboot
3) Repeat step 1 and repeat step 2 if anything was installed at this step
4) Run a full rescan with the PSI.

Hope this helps.
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Thank you for your reply. However, according to Microsoft, there were no updates to patch or download or install. So is it still necessary to re-boot when nothing has changed? Which leads to my question about Secunia says to fix the problem and when I go to Microsoft it says there is nothing to update. I am confused on what Secunia is finding insecure and how to get it to "go away" from my insecure list.
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Member 22nd Dec, 2010 18:40
Hi,

The Secunia PSI checks for Microsoft Patches by the prescence of 'KB numbers' on your list of installed programs. Even though a patch has already been installed, frequently it will only be added to this list after a reboot.

So I cannot say whether or not your system is secure unless you reboot and run a full scan.
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