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geistman Is there a list of "common" updaters to remove from Startup?
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Is there a list of "common" updaters that can be eliminated from a system startup when PSI is running? A couple of possibilities I can think of are:
jusched
adobeARM
qttask
GoogleUpdate
...
Is there any kind of comprehensive list of such updaters -- including, possibly, some that should NOT be removed even though you might think it would be safe to do so?

Thanks in advance for replies.

Maurice Joyce RE: Is there a list of "common" updaters to remove from Startup?
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No programme will stop working if U disable updater notifications. U can safely disable all the dross U are showing.

In your case they are:

jusched - this belongs to JAVA & can be disabled via Control Panel>JAVA
adobeARM - Adobe - look in Control Panel>add/remove - if U see an entry for NOS/GetPlus uninstall it.
qttask - this is for a Quicktime Player
GoogleUpdate - as stated, it is something Google!

Almost all programmes (free & paid for)has a hidden updater somewhere in the options which is normally switched on by default. Worth checking & then disable them.

To keep your PC up to date U may wish to consider this action from a post I created some time ago:

NOTIFICATION OF GENERAL UPDATES

There are alternatives to using various general "freebie" updater programmes which may not have all your installed programmes on their database,use valuable PC resources & in many cases present downloads that are bundled with other dross items.

Once set up, U can be notified by email each time the vendor of any programmes U have installed creates an update for whatever reason.

The advantages are:
1. U can uninstall all your updater programmes & turn off all programme embedded update notifications which use resources & in many instances are part of the PC start up procedure.
2. Save time searching for updates.
3. Be absolutely certain that the update actually belongs to the vendor in that the information presented by email notification is from the vendor webpage.
4. Once set up U can safely assume that programmes U wish to monitor are up to date, BUT NOT NECESSARILY SECURE until PSI verifies that after a full scan.
5. "Freebie" updater programmes tend to concentrate on "freebie" programmes & are of limited value to professional (paid for) programme users. For example, U can asset track Adobe professional programmes by monitoring this link: http://www.adobe.com/downloads/updates/
6. Keeping TOTAL control of your PC by forbidding ANY VENDOR from taking over any auto loading of updates/upgrades to your PC.

The very slight disadvantage is there are occasions when the vendor adjusts the wording of the monitor webpage rather than the update link which will still trigger an email.

Setting up for this free service is easy. As an example, this is how to set up to be notified that Secunia have updated PSI.

1. Go to: http://www.changedetection.com/
2. Sign Up (top right of page) & create a log in.
3. Find the PSI download page which is here:
http://secunia.com/products/consumer/PSI/download_...
Anything on this page that is updated by Secunia will trigger an email notification to U.The important bit is to ensure the page selected has got an actual download link
4. Close the web page.
5. Reopen the webpage http://www.changedetection.com/ & log in with your new ID to check it works.
6. There are now only 2 boxes to fill in to start monitoring PSI.
a. In the box marked Page Address insert http://secunia.com/products/consumer/PSI/download_...

b. In the Insert Alert To box put the email address where the notification should be sent.

Once U have carried out this one time action for every programme U have installed U can sit back waiting for the vendor to notify U of changes.

The combination of this method,RSS Feeds,Windows Update & the use of PSI ensures U are kept fully up to date on all necessary updates & security fixes with little effort.

Many vendors also support RSS Feeds whereby notifications can also be fed directly into your mail box. Filehippo has a feed where all changes to programmes on their site are notified.The feed is here: http://www.filehippo.com/ scroll to the bottom of the page - on the right side is an orange box marked All Updates. Click it to set up the feed.

Update 2 10:04 17/08/2011

Sorry, a bit long but I hope it helps.










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throkr. RE: Is there a list of "common" updaters to remove from Startup?
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Last edited on 12th Oct, 2011 02:01
on 10th Oct, 2011 19:00, Maurice Joyce wrote:
Setting up for this free service is easy. As an example, this is how to set up to be notified that Secunia have updated PSI.

1. Go to: http://www.changedetection.com/
2. Sign Up (top right of page) & create a log in.
3. Find the PSI download page which is here:
http://secunia.com/products/consumer/PSI/download_...
Anything on this page that is updated by Secunia will trigger an email notification to U.The important bit is to ensure the page selected has got an actual download link
4. Close the web page.
5. Reopen the webpage http://www.changedetection.com/ & log in with your new ID to check it works.
6. There are now only 2 boxes to fill in to start monitoring PSI.
a. In the box marked Page Address insert http://secunia.com/products/consumer/PSI/download_...

b. In the Insert Alert To box put the email address where the notification should be sent.

Once U have carried out this one time action for every programme U have installed U can sit back waiting for the vendor to notify U of changes.

Hello,

I discovered "ChangeDetection" by reading this thread : this is just amazing !
I created an account immediately .

Thanks a lot for this very useful info ... :-)



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Maurice Joyce RE: Is there a list of "common" updaters to remove from Startup?
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Last edited on 12th Oct, 2011 02:39
@throkr

Pleased U found it helpful. Been using that method for years for vendors who do not support RSS feeds. Never let me down but please remember U could get the odd "false positive" in that the vendor has changed some wording on the page not associated with a new update.

In my view.a small price to pay for ridding your PC of all programme updater notifications & third party Updater programmes.

Have fun inserting all your programmes!!!

EDIT

If U have set up Secunia U may get a message that there is an update for PSI to version 2.0.0.4002 dated August 2011. It is a service fix for PSI/CSI - I have written to Secunia Support about the update which I claim does not work & the download links are incorrect - my advice is to avoid it "like the plaque" as it has no baring on the workings of PSI for a home user!!

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ddmarshall RE: Is there a list of "common" updaters to remove from Startup?
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Bleepingcomputer.com has a database of over 25,000 programs which have been found in Startup.
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/startups/

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throkr. RE: Is there a list of "common" updaters to remove from Startup?
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Last edited on 12th Oct, 2011 20:04
on 12th Oct, 2011 02:25, Maurice Joyce wrote:

EDIT

If U have set up Secunia U may get a message that there is an update for PSI to version 2.0.0.4002 dated August 2011. It is a service fix for PSI/CSI - I have written to Secunia Support about the update which I claim does not work & the download links are incorrect - my advice is to avoid it "like the plaque" as it has no baring on the workings of PSI for a home user!!

@ Maurice Joyce

I received indeed a message today from ChangeDetection concerning this "new" version of PSI, but, before updating, I read your edit and didn't, of course, update to that version. Therefore, I will stay with actual version 2.0.0.3003 ...

Again, Maurice, thanks for this useful information ! :-)




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