Forum Thread: new 2. appears NOT to have the easy view patch chart

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Member 7th Mar, 2011 01:35
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I have looked around on the new 2. system (which I installed on my new computer, much to my dismay)... and it appears the old chart that boldly showed the huge number of MS programs that were insecure no longer exists. Now it seems each and every item has to be opened individually. I'd be glad if I am wrong and the simple chart is still there... cause if it's not... it sure looks like the change was done to appease MS. Horrible thought.

mogs RE: new 2. appears NOT to have the easy view patch chart
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Last edited on 7th Mar, 2011 11:07
Perhaps the following extract may help explain some things for you :

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 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.

Emil R. Petersen
Secunia PSI Support

You can also familiarise yourself with psi 2.0 by reading thro' the PDF Manual. Look left on the Dashboard....Learn More....and then click on the manual.

Hope the foregoing helps.....regards,

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