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wbwng2k Threats??? - Why are these threats???
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These downloads come up as threats when I run Secunia. Why would they regarded as threats by Secunia??? as they are all well known downloads & recieve postive reviews from Cnet / ZDnet (incl: "spware free"). They are:
Adobe Flash Player (5 "threats"), Apple Quicktime, Mozilla Firefox, Mozilla Thunderbird, Opera, Safari for Windows, Trillian...

wbwng2k RE: Threats??? - Why are these threats???
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because???
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michaelsalis RE: Threats??? - Why are these threats???
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There could be many reasons. Secunia checks to make sure the version of the program you have has the latest security patches. It may depend on how long you have had them on your computer, it may be you have the latest patches but remnants of the old program are still on your computer and it may be the latest version is still not quite right. I have noticed that sometime when you download a program it is not always quite the most upto date one and you have to check to see if there are updates to the program downloaded.

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wr RE: Threats??? - Why are these threats???
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Sometimes when updating, a program doesn't delete/overwrite the old entries. To locate the exact file that the Secunia PSI has detected, please follow these guidelines using the
advanced interface:
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* Click on the entry of the program to expand it.
* Click on Technical details to see the installation path of the detected file.
* Remember the installation path and close down the menu.
* Click Open Folder and locate the detected file.
You can then manually delete these remnants-reboot-rescan & hopefully all is well. I might also suggest using the latest version of PSI which is 1.0.0.3 if you aren't already.
Regards,wr

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wbwng2k RE: Threats??? - Why are these threats???
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Thank you, Michael
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wbwng2k RE: Threats??? - Why are these threats???
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Thank you, wr
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wbwng2k RE: Threats??? - Why are these threats???
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Thanks again, Michael, for advice which I followed. I updated all these programs & that seemed to do the trick for all but Safari. Secunia still shows Safari for Windows 3.x as a threat???
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wbwng2k RE: Threats??? - Why are these threats???
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Thanks again also, wr, for advice which I followed. I updated all these programs & that seemed to do the trick for all but Safari. Secunia still shows Safari for Windows 3.x as a threat???
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