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hovhow 2 unsafe programs... (?)
Member 29th May, 2009 18:28
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I get a message saying that

Adobe Reader 9.x 9.1.0.163 and RealPlayer 11.x 11.0.0.614 re unsafe and should be updated, but when I run the respective updates, Secunia still claims that the prgrams are unsafe.

What should I do?

Regards
HowHov

wr RE: 2 unsafe programs... (?)
Contributor 29th May, 2009 18:55
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n some cases the old and insecure version of a program is not automatically removed when installing the new and secure version. That means then even though you get the new version installed correctly, you still have the old version installed which will still be detected by the Secunia PSI.

To locate the exact file that the Secunia PSI has detected, please follow these guidelines using the advanced interface:

* 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 program

Regards, wr

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hovhow RE: 2 unsafe programs... (?)
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Hi wr - thank you!

I uninstalled the programs, and downloaded new versions - that solved the matter.

Regards, HowHov
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wr RE: 2 unsafe programs... (?)
Contributor 1st Jun, 2009 18:34
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You're welcome & glad to know all is well now. We like those easy, simple fixes.

Regards, wr

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Fred415n RE: 2 unsafe programs... (?)
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I do not use realplayer and only use adobe on special occasion as it is needed to read certin material
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michaelsalis RE: 2 unsafe programs... (?)
Member 3rd Jun, 2009 01:28
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hi

If you only use Adobe reader on special occasions it may be better to uninstall it as it has had numerous problems with security recently and use a similar program which has been recommended to me on this forum and mentioned in others I look at.

It is called Foxit Reader and comes without all the additions that Adobe clutters itself up with and uses about 25% "smaller" than adobe.

You can download it from here:

http://www.foxitsoftware.com/pdf/reader/download.p...

Michael

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sassyrobin420 RE: 2 unsafe programs... (?)
Member 3rd Jun, 2009 13:30
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I got the same thing for Adobe, Java. Said my itunes/quicktime, Flashplayer and Yahoo Toolbar were out of date. Actually showed a different date for toolbar than what it was when I checked. I uninstalled everything & downloaded from the proper sites and restarted my computer. Same results. I changed the setting from Advanced to Simple. Now I'm 100%! LOL!
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Maurice Joyce RE: 2 unsafe programs... (?)
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Using the simple mode is not the answer. See this post:
http://secunia.com/community/forum/thread/show/198...

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wr RE: 2 unsafe programs... (?)
Contributor 3rd Jun, 2009 19:49
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@sassyrobin420 You should read in depth my 1st post in response to hovhow. If in the Advance mode you're not 100% there's still remnants of the old programs. The reason for the difference in your score is because Advance mode has a larger database & can therefore do a better job of detecting insecurities. Secunia makes this program available free, why nor utilize it to the fullest extent? If you have problems there's plenty of help here on the Forum, again free. IMHO Simple mode gives a sense of false security-I'm not trying to degrade it-but as Secunia states "better to have some security than none @ all". Just remember if you have availability to the insecure programs & do nothing, so do the bad guys & I assure you eventually they will do something.

Regards, wr

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