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Nikilet Questioning the way PSI works
Member 9th Jun, 2011 20:13
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I discovered yesterday that Secunia was showing only 95% so I opened the program to check it out. It showed that the VLC Media Player was out of date, along with Java and Adobe Flash.

First, I thought this program was supposed to automatically update these items.

Next, I went ahead and performed the updates myself, but a day later it is still showing VLC and Java as out of date.

In my Programs and Features it shows Java 6 (TM) Upate 26, yet PSI is showing that it's still Update 24.
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\java.exe, version 6.0.240.7

It's the same story with the VLC Player. Programs and Features shows the newest version, but PSI still shows:
C:\Program Files\VideoLAN\VLC\vlc.exe, version 1.1.9.0


Maurice Joyce RE: Questioning the way PSI works
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Last edited on 9th Jun, 2011 22:32
JAVA
When updating JAVA the installer/uninstaller only removes the previous version. Looks like something went wrong with update 25/24.

Navigate back to:

C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\java.exe, version 6.0.240.7 - Right click on it & select delete.

VLC
Not sure if VLC does a similar thing but once again navigate to:

C:\Program Files\VideoLAN\VLC\vlc.exe, version 1.1.9.0 - Right click & delete.

Do a full PSI rescan & U should be OK.

Worth leaving this thread open to see if Secunia can shed any light on why this happened.

Edit: I take it for granted that U still have Enable Automatic Program Updates active in the settings tab.



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Nikilet RE: Questioning the way PSI works
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Yes, auto update is enabled.

I followed the files in question to their source, but before deleting I clicked on properties. For instance, that java.exe file was for the update 26.

So I went ahead and clicked to rescan before deleting anything and after the rescan, everything was ok again. Shouldn't PSI automatically pick up on it when things have been updated -- without me having to rescan?
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Maurice Joyce RE: Questioning the way PSI works
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Not always - sometimes it requires a full PSI rescan or will show up after a system restart or at next boot.

Hope U are well.



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Nikilet RE: Questioning the way PSI works
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As always, thank you for the info. I am well, and wish the same for you!
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