|jlBowen||Do I turn off auto-updates of other programs?|
|2nd Aug, 2012 15:51|
User Since: 2nd Aug, 2012
System Score: N/A
|After installing PSI can I disable the auto update features of the programs it's checking? This could save some system resources and possibly shorten start up times. I'm using a 64 bit Win 7 Ultimate system. All of the programs that I have installed have the default settings for their updating behavior. I see some of these in the registry "Run" keys. Also some are "scheduled tasks." What are the suggestions of the experienced users?|
|Maurice Joyce||RE: Do I turn off auto-updates of other programs?|
|3rd Aug, 2012 00:20|
User Since: 4th Jan 2009
System Score: 100%
|My simple answer is:
If U are absolutely sure U have every programme installed covered by a vendor notification switch the PSI auto update feature off.
Other things U may wish to consider.
1. Do U want a third party (Secunia) to silently update many programmes on your system? To many this is a complete "no go" area.
2. Are U looking for the latest version of any given programme or the latest secure version? PSI only gives U the latter which may not suit some.
3. Given your stated position on notifications why have PSI running permanently at all? U can manually run it as & when it suits U.
I assume U are aware of the settings options available that may require tweaking to meet your needs?
I hope this helps.
Windows 7 SP1 64 Bit OS
HP Intel Pentium i7
IE 10 for Windows 7
|jlBowen||RE: Do I turn off auto-updates of other programs?|
|3rd Aug, 2012 22:04|
User Since: 2nd Aug 2012
System Score: N/A
|Thanks: I better understand the intention of the software to be the security of installed software and not just a convenient way to "Auto-Update" everything. It makes sense that the latest version of something won't necessarily be most secure version.
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