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Forum Thread: Secunia says programs need to be updated that already have been

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Cheryl Fontaine Secunia says programs need to be updated that already have been
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PSI says that both Adobe Reader and Irfanview need to be updated. Well, I updated them several days ago when it said the same thing. Both programs are the latest version. I have rescanned and my computer has been off and on several times since then, yet I can't get rid of those warnings. Thank you.

Maurice Joyce RE: Secunia says programs need to be updated that already have been
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In some cases the old and insecure version of a programme is not automatically removed when installing the new and secure version.

It could also be located on an external drive or partition which U have forgotten about.

To locate the exact file that the Secunia PSI has detected, please follow there guidelines using the
advanced interface:
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* Click on the entry of the programme 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.

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geraldofonseca RE: Secunia says programs need to be updated that already have been
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Last edited on 16th Jul, 2009 03:52
Post removed by author (who figured out his own question was dumb... =)
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Cheryl Fontaine RE: Secunia says programs need to be updated that already have been
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Yes, thank you, that worked perfectly! I didn't realize I needed to remove the old programs myself.
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Arbyritt RE: Secunia says programs need to be updated that already have been
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Can anyone explain why so many of the 'insecure' programs are found by Secunia in the recycle bin on external drives? They certainly can't be executed from there, and have already been deleted.
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wr RE: Secunia says programs need to be updated that already have been
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I'm not a "techie" but I understand that items can be restored from the Recycle bin until they are deleted from there. It stands to reason if YOU can restore from the recycle bin, so can the "bad guys". Better safe than sorry. I personally use a 3rd party program to "shred" data from the recycle bin-but be forewarned that you need to be absolutely sure you want rid of said data as you may not be able to recover it.

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