Forum Thread: Improvment Suggestion: Identify Unknown Programs

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DRobison Improvment Suggestion: Identify Unknown Programs
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mogs RE: Improvment Suggestion: Identify Unknown Programs
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@DRobison

Hello.
The psi already has a Suggest a Program feature.....see Scan Results page, just above Install Solution.
File info. required to suggest a program

"Are you missing a Program?" feature.
Browse and select a file in Windows Explorer that is acceptable for meta data tracking.

Try to find an exe/ ocx or dll file that has a version number attached .

Best is the main exe file....right click on it/select properties/look at the details tab which should have a clear version number. That is the file Secunia are looking for.

The 100% result figure covers all those programs put forward for monitoring......and found to be secure.....but does not include any Beta/Dev versions of programs. Psi is only concerned with Security related updates....it is not a general updater.

Hope the foregoing goes some way towards helping........regards,

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DRobison RE: Improvment Suggestion: Identify Unknown Programs
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Thanks for the quick response, but perhaps my post wasn't clear. I know that I can find a program on my own and ask to have it added to the database. Once I compared Control Panel's Add/Remove Programs list to what was in the scan report and submitted requests to add about ten programs, many of which were added. I'm keeping track of the rejections so the next time I do the compare I don't resubmit the ones that would be rejected.

My suggestion was to have PSI identify the exe files on my computer, but not in PSI's database so I didn't have to do it manually. Then I'd have a list to go through and I'd get a "warm fuzzy" that I didn't miss a program such as a portable program that never goes into Control Panel's Add/Remove list. I figure PSI already finds all the exe files and just ignores the ones not in its database. If that's true, all PSI has to do is list the ones not in the database so I know what they are.
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mogs RE: Improvment Suggestion: Identify Unknown Programs
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It's possible Support may have something to add, if they pick up on this thread, and your suggestion, tomorrow.
Psi 2.0 did however go thro' a thorough and vigorous Beta trial period during which time all manner of suggestions were given very attentive consideration.....personally ( I may be wrong ) but I don't think too much change in that area is in the offing. It also might be the case that many psi users would not want "other programs" listed. Remembering all the time that psi is a free program : the need to concentrate resources is focussed very much on those progs that can be well monitored. I hope I'm not seeming negative.....discussion is always welcomed on the forum........regards,

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Maurice Joyce RE: Improvment Suggestion: Identify Unknown Programs
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U are asking for a major feature change. Best U follow the Secunia advice from the FAQ.

How can I suggest a feature or report an error in the Secunia PSI?

For all feature requests or error inquiries, please submit your suggestions or error reports to support@secunia.com (including screenshots, whenever possible).





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