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Forum Thread: difference between PSI 2 and PSI 3

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smallbiz2 difference between PSI 2 and PSI 3
Member 7th Jun, 2014 02:27
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Soooo . . . what now is the real difference?

I recall that there was energetic commentary when PSI 3.0 was introduced in beta -- maybe 3+ years ago?? There was immediate taking of sides and finger pointing, with many hints that the 3 in beta was just a dumbed-down version of 2.0 -- and really only for users who merely wanted their PCs to be vacuum cleaned, without their having to understand either their PCs, the nature of vulnerabilities, or how each new 'fix' would work to provide better protection.

The temperature of 'discussion' occasionally rose sharply. I parachuted out by avoiding all discussion, and I've just quietly applied all of the 2.0 updates since then.

Soooo . . . what now is the ongoing basic difference between the 2.0 and 3.0 series - and their users?

mumbling-in-boston

doomcack RE: difference between PSI 2 and PSI 3
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psi 2 works.
psi 3 doesn't.

There u go ,easy answer :)
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smallbiz2 RE: difference between PSI 2 and PSI 3
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pls give this more thought and supply some specific details of what doesn't 'work.'
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Leendert Kip difference between PSI 2 and PSI 3
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Last edited on 9th Jun, 2014 22:34
I agree, I had good experience with v. 2 in the past. I don't agree that v. 3 doesn't work. I'm using v.3 from the beginning and to my experience, I'm happy with it. I installed it on my pc and laptop and on 3 other pc's of family members which are kept updated by me using TeamViewer. This will absolutely not say that there are no problems with v.3. If you read through the forum you see that there indeed are problems.

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PC: JJ Computer Services
Intel Core I3 2100 3.1Ghz
DDR3 Kingston ValueRam 4GB 1333
Windows 7 Home Premium 64bits SP1
Secunia PSI 3.0.0.9016
Internet Explorer 9
Mozilla Firefox 31NL

Laptop: MSI GT780DX
Intel Core I5-2450
DDR3 RAM 6GB
Windows 7 Home Premium 64bits SP1
Secunia PSI 3.0.0.9016
Internet Explorer 11
Mozilla Firefox 31NL
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doomcack RE: difference between PSI 2 and PSI 3
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Last edited on 9th Jun, 2014 23:49
version 3 (all version 3s that i have tried) hang at the loading stage with a unresponsive script error.

So i went back to the old version 2 ,that i used to use years a go.

I'm surprised that a small program like this(version 3) ,that has taken years to appear,doesn't work for so many people.

Version 2 has always worked for me.


p.s now if they could just fix the xp eol issue ,it would be perfect.
I can't seem to exclude the end of life warning for winxp.
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smallbiz2 RE: difference between PSI 2 and PSI 3
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Thanks for your careful reply.
But I still don't 'get' why two products are being offered, instead of just one.

Is the fundamental architecture of 3.0 different?
Or does 3.0 do the processing up on Secunia's own server?

How does Secunia benefit from offering two products that do the same things?
Tks.!
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doomcack RE: difference between PSI 2 and PSI 3
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i not 100% sure ,but think version 3 has a few updates to work better with win7/8
mainly gui changes.

There's probably a changelog somewhere on the download page that mentions the new changes in the latest version 3.

i just found this review for version 3 on krebbs website:
http://krebsonsecurity.com/2012/06/secunias-auto-p...
it has some interesting stuff in the comments section too.

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rd52 RE: difference between PSI 2 and PSI 3
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I think I started using Secunia with the first version,I used 2 and have been using 3 for quite some time. I used it with '98(I think) Vista and now use it with 7. I don't have a problem with 3. In the preferences I have detailed view checked, start on boot, and have update handling set to notify. It takes about 20 seconds to load on my computer before I can start a scan. The scan seems to take a little under a minute. I found that letting Secunia do the updates took forever, I can do them much faster and just let Secunia notify me. I can still find the files Secunia flags as unsafe and find their location using Secunia. I have a program that Secunia flags as "end of life" Photoshop CS2, I like the fact that I can mark it to ignore, I really appreciate this program and the way it helps me keep my programs up to date.
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