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taplinger I "install solution" but programs still "insecure."
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This is a consistent problem I have with Secunia - a scheduled scan says a program is insecure, I install the solution, run a full scan again, and the program is still insecure.

Is there anything more frustrating in software than following instructions and then what's supposed to happen doesn't happen?

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mogs RE: I "install solution" but programs still "insecure."
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@taplinger

The following is an extract from the FAQ which could be the explanation :-
I have updated one of my programs, but an older version is still detected by the Secunia PSI. What can I do?

Some programs leave behind the older version when updating to a new one. Some vendors do this deliberatively by policy, and some vendors by mistake. An example of a vendor deliberatively leaving behind the old version is Google, who do not remove old versions when installing updates for Google Chrome. This is an intentional policy on Google's behalf, and is done to prevent developers using Chrome from losing any of their work.

http://secunia.com/vulnerability_scanning/personal...

psi continues to detect older/previous versions of programs until they are removed....sometimes it continues to try to update.

Hope this helps.....regards......mogs......


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taplinger RE: I "install solution" but programs still "insecure."
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I followed up on your suggestion and found that the Java patch I requested never downloaded successfully but did not give me an error message so I assumed it had downloaded successfully. I re-downloaded successfully and now that program is fine.

My other problem patch is Skype for Windows 6.x Version 6.1.73.129. The new version is 6.3.0.105. When I request the download I don't get any message when it ends and the old version is still there.

Thanks for your help, by the way.

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