Forum Thread: Secure Browsing - Spurious Browsers Listed

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lrreiche Secure Browsing - Spurious Browsers Listed
Member 1st Jun, 2009 13:26
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Using Vista 32 Home Premium.
The 1.0.0.5 beta Secure Browsing tab shows IE 6.x three times, and IE 7.x, IE 8.x, & FF 3.x once each. Only IE 8 and FF3 are correct; IE 6 & 7 have been superseded and are no longer on my machine.

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wr RE: Secure Browsing - Spurious Browsers Listed
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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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lrreiche RE: Secure Browsing - Spurious Browsers Listed
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Thanks. That identified the source: PSI was just being thorough. It had located old copies of IE in a directory tree I use for backs up of old machines. The files highlighted were real and were correctly identified. I have since created an ignore rule for that branch and the highlights have been eliminated.

As an added bonus, scans run much quicker, too. <G>

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wr RE: Secure Browsing - Spurious Browsers Listed
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You're welcome Lance, good to know all is well now.

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