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Nikilet Why does IE7 show up in the scan as an insecure browser?
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I uninstalled IE7 and installed IE8 about a month ago. Why does Secunia show IE7 in my scan at all?

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on 4th Nov, 2009 21:31, Nikilet wrote:
I uninstalled IE7 and installed IE8 about a month ago. Why does Secunia show IE7 in my scan at all?

Hope you get some answers to this. I am also getting this message. In Fact I am told I have several insecure browsers, when all I use is IE 8
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Nikilet RE: Why does IE7 show up in the scan as an insecure browser?
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Same here. They are showing 2 instances of IE7 as insecure and 1 instance of IE8. The security rating on the IE7 are both Moderately Critical and the one on IE8 is Less Critical. My main concern is why it would scan and show IE7 when I uninstalled it.
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Maurice Joyce RE: Why does IE7 show up in the scan as an insecure browser?
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The key issue is where PSI has found these vulnerabilities.

It could be on a OEM partition,folder C:\i386 folder or backup drive.

FINDING A VULNERABILITY FILE PATH
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To locate the exact file that the Secunia PSI has detected, use or switch to the ADVANCED interface, then :

1 Click on the + sign of the programme to "expand' it.
2 Click on Technical Details in the Toolbox to see the installation path of the detected file. (Copy (CTRL+C) & paste (CTRL+V) the Installation Path of the file back to the Forum if U are unsure what to do next)).



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Nikilet RE: Why does IE7 show up in the scan as an insecure browser?
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Here are the paths. Thanks -- you are always so helpful.

IE7: C:\Windows\SDOLD\Download\aa581c690c979b4c8a2fbe6e c7f5fb83\x86_microsoft-windows-ie-internetexplorer _31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6000.20823_none_2df2c11a3603 10b0\iexplore.exe

IE7: C:\Windows\SDOLD\Download\aa581c690c979b4c8a2fbe6e c7f5fb83\x86_microsoft-windows-ie-internetexplorer _31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6000.16681_none_2d26424d1d17 e8b7\iexplore.exe
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Maurice Joyce RE: Why does IE7 show up in the scan as an insecure browser?
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The SDOLD folder is for software distribution.

As a safety measure just rename them both as follows:

IE7: C:\Windows\SDOLD\Download\aa581c690c979b4c8a2fbe6e c7f5fb83\x86_microsoft-windows-ie-internetexplorer _31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6000.20823_none_2df2c11a3603 10b0\iexplore.exe_OLD

IE7: C:\Windows\SDOLD\Download\aa581c690c979b4c8a2fbe6e c7f5fb83\x86_microsoft-windows-ie-internetexplorer _31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6000.16681_none_2d26424d1d17 e8b7\iexplore.exe_OLD



Rerun PSI & the vulnerability should have been removed.

If IE8 behaves itself during the next couple of weeks (there is no reason to suggest it should not) go back to those files RIGHT click & delete them.

OR

If U prefer leave them alone - they are harmless once given the all clear by PSI.

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Nikilet RE: Why does IE7 show up in the scan as an insecure browser?
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Thanks so much. I had one heck of a time finding the files, but after I renamed them I didn't even have to rescan with psi. I opened and now it only shows the one insecure browser, IE8, which I assume I can do nothing about since it states there is no solution.
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Maurice Joyce RE: Why does IE7 show up in the scan as an insecure browser?
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That is correct - the minor issue has been unpatched for about 18 months. I only use IE8 & it does not really cause me too much concern.

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johnnymac666 RE: Why does IE7 show up in the scan as an insecure browser?
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Now that I understand things a bit better, I have looked closer and my insecurities are in fact IE 8 (which you suggest is not a problem) and two insecurities in Google Chrome. I downloaded Chrome some time ago through curiosity but seldom use it. Secunia seems to give lots of info on the problem but I don't see any suggested fix or patch. Am I missing something?
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Maurice Joyce RE: Why does IE7 show up in the scan as an insecure browser?
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To be absolutely clear:

1. IE8 should only be showing in the Secure Browsing Tab with a vulnerability SA24314 - No solution. If that is the case then my previous remarks apply in that I personally do not get excited by a minor issue.

2. Chrome is a different matter. There are numerous threads on this about difficulties clearing old versions. I am not surprised as this programme is (almost) in permanent Beta when U should expect bugs & possible problems. The Chrome history is here:

http://www.filehippo.com/download_google_chrome/ch...

Given your use of this browser I would uninstall it & then run a scan to check all the vulnerabilities have been removed.

U then have the choice of reinstalling which U can do from the link I have provided. Please bare in mind that Secunia (PSI) does NOT report on Beta versions of programmes.

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johnnymac666 RE: Why does IE7 show up in the scan as an insecure browser?
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Thanks
I am indeed getting the SA24314 error, so I shall ignore. I have uninstalled Chrome and reinstalled it. The error is no longer there. Thanks for assistance.
However, I have re-scanned and now have 4 other probs! 2 of them are covered elsewhere and I will follow instructions ( Adobe)The other tells me Macromedia Flashplayer is end of life. I know that Macromedia was absorbed ( Adobe I think) I thought of uninstalling Macromedia but it is not on the Add/Remove list. Should I ignore this?

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Maurice Joyce RE: Why does IE7 show up in the scan as an insecure browser?
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No - this will clear it.

UPDATING ADOBE FLASH
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Adobe have not mastered the art of completely removing all their files during an uninstall nor have they widely publicised the fact that they do not support removal using Control Panel>Add/Remove.

To successfully remove a vulnerability from Adobe Flash you should:

1. Download & use the Flash Uninstaller from here:

#####Before actually running the uninstaller it is a good idea to close all browsers,PSI and any other programme U think may be using Flash #####

http://kb2.adobe.com/cps/141/tn_14157.html

2. Reboot to clear out any left over ocx files.

3. Rescan using PSI - if there are any insecure Flash elements left what is the path to them? U should not proceed to stage 4 until all U clear any problems found.(The PSI overview page may look a little odd because it uses Flash for the pictorials)

Note: At this stage,if PSI finds any elements of Flash in the C:\i386 folder or on any drive other than C that is an OEM reinstallation partition (normally D drive) or a drive U use solely to backup your work U can safely create an ignore rule.


4. Reinstall the latest Internet Explorer Flash Player from here:

http://www.filehippo.com/download_flashplayer_ie/

4A.If U are also using Firefox, Opera and other Gecko-based browsers U need this link as well:

http://www.filehippo.com/download_flashplayer_fire...

5. Go to add/remove & double check Adobe have not installed the useless Adobe Download Manager - if U see an entry remove it.




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johnnymac666 RE: Why does IE7 show up in the scan as an insecure browser?
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Hi again

Just for the record and for anyone else who has these problems, I have followed all of the advice and with the exception of IE 8 all seems to have worked perfectly. As advised, I will ignore the IE alleged problem.
I had a further insecure programme, Adobe Reader 8. I have uninstalled and installed v 9.2

I will let you know if I get any further prblems with this. Incidentally, I installed from File Hippo and did not get any of the annoying add ons that you have to watch for on Adobe site.
Thanks a million.
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johnnymac666 RE: Why does IE7 show up in the scan as an insecure browser?
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Just to close this off for me, I have run a full scan and Reader 9.2 is all OK.
So, I am now 100% apart from IE8

Good days work and advice has been spot on.
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Anthony Wells RE: Why does IE7 show up in the scan as an insecure browser?
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Please be advised that the FileHippo listing for Chrome versions is not reliable at the moment concerning "stable" versions ; the latest of which is v3.0.195.32 . You should use this link :-

http://googlechromereleases.blogspot.com/

It depends on your update method as to whether the old version folder is left behind after you have updated ; you can easily delete the old file from the Chrome folder. Several threads refer to this .

Chrome is continually updating both the "stable" and the Beta range.

I hope this is clear enough.

Anthony

PS: PPSI reports stable versions and sometimes Beta versions of Chrome.

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Nikilet RE: Why does IE7 show up in the scan as an insecure browser?
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Anthony - I went to the link you provided and there was all kinds of info about Google Chrome but I could not find any download area. I downloaded from Cnet, but haven't installed yet.
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Anthony Wells RE: Why does IE7 show up in the scan as an insecure browser?
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In the link I gave , the first section (stable release) and the third section (Beta release) are important to read to see that "stable" releases and the "first (public) Beta 4.0 release" are not properly or are incorrectly signalled at FileHippo.

The latest "stable" version 3.0.195.32 is a security update - showing as such in PSI.

Unless you are in the Dev channel or prefer Beta's I see no big reason to use Chrome Beta at the moment ; again only the last version of 4.0 (#4.0.223.16) in FileHippo is a "public" Beta .

Sorry , I did not mention that there is no download area on the link I gave , so Cnet or Google Home are fine for both types .

Hope that is a bit clearer , please ask if it's not so .

Anthony

This is another Blog which also has the Google download links .

http://chrome.blogspot.com/


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Fluffmeister RE: Why does IE7 show up in the scan as an insecure browser?
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Maurice I am still using IE6. I tried 7 and 8 like many users but they came up insecure. Should I really be looking to upgrade to one of these browsers when I have no issues with 6.

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Maurice Joyce RE: Why does IE7 show up in the scan as an insecure browser?
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IE6 is still widely used by Corporates because it was built for Windows XP, remains secure & does the job.

IE7 came with Vista & like Vista was quickly (in OS lifecycle terms) replaced by Windows 7 & IE8.

There is no doubt that IE8 has has more inbuilt elements to keep U secure when surfing. That does not mean IE8 is phyically more secure.

If U like IE6 stick with it but if U are looking for more security when surfing I would upgrade to IE8.

There is a minor vulnerability with 7 & 8 that does not appear to be affecting 6.

On balance, I personally would go for 8.

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Maurice thanks for the reply. I will give internet explorer 8 another try. The insecure browser threw me off but according to your post this is just a minor issue that Microsoft had not addressed as of yet.Never had issues with 6 but maybe its time for an upgrade. After all if I dont like it I can rollback to 6.

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Maurice Joyce RE: Why does IE7 show up in the scan as an insecure browser?
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The IE8 saga has been going on for 18 months plus.

I am waiting for someone who has purchased Windows 7 with IE8 embedded to say if the minor issue remains with the new system.

Edit:

If U do go for IE8 a good idea to run Microsoft Update in the CUSTOM mode. There could be numerous Compatibilty patches to install of websites that have not yet upgraded to IE8 requirements.



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Thanks for the advice. :)

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Nikilet RE: Why does IE7 show up in the scan as an insecure browser?
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It's me again. I had to uninstall IE8 because it was acting up so bad I could barely use the internet. So I taked to tech support and really didn't learn much but decided to try installing it again.

Now those 2 keys above that I renamed with _OLD show up again. I went in to rename them with this _OLD again but they still have that re-name which I applied before. Now what do I do?
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Maurice Joyce RE: Why does IE7 show up in the scan as an insecure browser?
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Are U sure there is not another entry that requires renaming OLD

I would expect 2 entries with OLD & 2 without.

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Nikilet RE: Why does IE7 show up in the scan as an insecure browser?
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Do you mean two entries the same as the above without the _OLD on them? I'm going to check right now.
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Nikilet RE: Why does IE7 show up in the scan as an insecure browser?
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This is what Secunia shows:

C:\Windows\SDOLD\Download\aa581c690c979b4c8a2fbe6e c7f5fb83\x86_microsoft-windows-
ie-internetexplorer_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6000.2082 3_none_2df2c11a360310b_OLD\iexplore.exe

C:\Windows\SDOLD\Download\aa581c690c979b4c8a2fbe6e c7f5fb83\x86_microsoft-windows-ie-internetexplorer _31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6000.16681_none_2d26424d1d17 e8b7_OLD\iexplore.exe

When I go to the location, it shows these same two items with with _OLD on the end but not the "\iexplore.exe" after the _OLD

Then I go clear to the end of the file and there are 2 keys that show:
x86_microsoft-windows-ie-internetexplorer_31bf3856 ad364e35_6.0.6000.16681_none-2d26424d1d17e8b7.mani fest

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Maurice Joyce RE: Why does IE7 show up in the scan as an insecure browser?
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This bit is wrong

C:\Windows\SDOLD\Download\aa581c690c979b4c8a2fbe6e c7f5fb83\x86_microsoft-windows-
ie-internetexplorer_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6000.2082 3_none_2df2c11a360310b_OLD\iexplore.exe

C:\Windows\SDOLD\Download\aa581c690c979b4c8a2fbe6e c7f5fb83\x86_microsoft-windows-ie-internetexplorer _31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6000.16681_none_2d26424d1d17 e8b7_OLD\iexplore.exe

The _ OLDshould be after \iexplore.exe

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Nikilet RE: Why does IE7 show up in the scan as an insecure browser?
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That's the way it is in my C drive when you follow the path.

But Secunia is listing it with this \iexplore.exe after the old, just as I copied and pasted it.
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Nikilet RE: Why does IE7 show up in the scan as an insecure browser?
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Have you found anything on these listings, why Secunia has them listed this way?

Also, I see now that IE8 has a category 4 threat. I'm starting to think there is no option but to go to Firefox.
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Nikilet RE: Why does IE7 show up in the scan as an insecure browser?
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Have you found anything on these listings, why Secunia has them listed this way?

Also, I see now that IE8 has a category 4 threat. I'm starting to think there is no option but to go to Firefox.
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Nikilet RE: Why does IE7 show up in the scan as an insecure browser?
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Have you found anything on these listings, why Secunia has them listed this way?

Also, I see now that IE8 has a category 4 threat. I'm starting to think there is no option but to go to Firefox.
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Nikilet RE: Why does IE7 show up in the scan as an insecure browser?
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Sorry, I was wrong about IE8.
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Maurice Joyce RE: Why does IE7 show up in the scan as an insecure browser?
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Is this problem now fixed? I am not aware of any unpatched Cat 4 issue with IE8

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Nikilet RE: Why does IE7 show up in the scan as an insecure browser?
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Yes, IE8 is ok, just that one low risk deal.

But this IE7 has got me puzzled. Under the Patched tab in Secunia, I have two sections for IE7 and they are both the same. I still don't know how to get rid of the 2 items in each of these sections as listed above. And I really don't understand why there would be 2 sections for IE7 that are the same. After those 2 there is a section of IE8 and then a section for Firefox.

Could I remove the _OLD from the two files which I previously added it to, restart, and then go in and add that _OLD again or would that mess everything up? You said earlier you would bet there are those 2 items and then 2 more, but I've really searched hard in that file and there aren't.

You also said that there should be nothing after the _OLD, and there isn't in that folder in my C drive, but Secunia lists the items with _OLD and then that\iexplore.exe.
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Maurice Joyce RE: Why does IE7 show up in the scan as an insecure browser?
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Very interesting.

Yes - try this:

Could I remove the _OLD from the two files which I previously added it to, restart, and then go in and add that _OLD again or would that mess everything up? You said earlier you would bet there are those 2 items and then 2 more, but I've really searched hard in that file and there aren't.


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Nikilet RE: Why does IE7 show up in the scan as an insecure browser?
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I went into C drive and removed the _OLD from those two files. I was just ready to select my restart option when the little box opened in my taskbar stating that Microsoft Internet Explorer had been patched. So I opened Secunia, went to the Secure Browsing tab and there are no longer even any areas in there for IE7, whereas before there were two boxes that were exactly alike and both of them labeled for IE7.

Now there is a box for IE8 and one for Firefox, so I didn't even have to restart.

As always, thanks for your patience and your truly great support!
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Nikilet RE: Why does IE7 show up in the scan as an insecure browser?
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I started a new threat on this matter, but I am going to paste it here because I think this might be related to renaming those explorer files. Below is what I wrote in the new thread I started. Also, now I find an item in the Patched tab that is CAPICOM 2.x/version 2.1.0.2/C:\Windows\System32\capicom.dll that is shown as a category 4 threat. I googled to see what it is and find it is related to Secunia.
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I open Secunia psa, then click the X in top right and it collapses to taskbar and I get a little box that says Secunia is still running. Now it just disappears. It is no longer in my task bar. I check settings and I have "Enable program monitoring" checked.

I do not have the "Start Secunia psi on boot" checked and have never had it checked. I prefer to just open the program after boot.
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Maurice Joyce RE: Why does IE7 show up in the scan as an insecure browser?
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Having checked I cannot see any part of PSI using the Capicom module.

Perhaps this best explains what Capicom does.
http://www.paretologic.com/resources/paretolabs/dl...

I think U are reading PSI incorrectly. If Capicom.dll is in the PATCHED tab it is SECURE.

The little box to the right tells U the PATCHED THREAT if it appears in the INSECURE tab.

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Nikilet RE: Why does IE7 show up in the scan as an insecure browser?
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Ok, I see now.

That link you have me opens up a page with a big WOT warning so I didn't go any further there.

I have the problem with psi not running fixed. I hadn't restarted and renamed those two files with _OLD again because it appeared to have been fixed. The entries were no long in psi. But I just did that and now psi is running again. I guess the only problem I have left is with the McAfee which you said you would post the answer to me overnight.

Thanks.
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Fluffmeister RE: Why does IE7 show up in the scan as an insecure browser?
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Maurice thanks for the advice. I have installed Internet Explorer 8 and also the latest version of Chrome. Playing around with both. However starting to like Chrome a little better. The latest version of Chrome comes up secure on Secunia compared to Internet Explorer 8. Just wondered what your thoughts were on Chrome?

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Maurice Joyce RE: Why does IE7 show up in the scan as an insecure browser?
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Wow - A loaded question!!

I think I will say no more than I have got no Google programmes installed on my main platform & never will have nor do I except any mail from Gmail or Google Mail users.

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SirTazOfMania RE: Why does IE7 show up in the scan as an insecure browser?
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Fluffmeister,

If you read the Google EULA for Chrome you probably wouldn't be using it. What Google does with your browsing history is anybody's guess.

My 2-cents worth.

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Fluffmeister RE: Why does IE7 show up in the scan as an insecure browser?
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I guess I should do a little more homework on browsers. I will read the Google Eula. Thanks for the tip.

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Fluffmeister RE: Why does IE7 show up in the scan as an insecure browser?
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Maurice I guess that was a loaded question. I can see you are definitely not a fan. I will read the Google Eula as was suggested by SirTazOfMania.I thought maybe I had found a new browser which shows up completely secure but maybe there is a hidden agenda here.

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thedillpickl RE: Why does IE7 show up in the scan as an insecure browser?
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Pardon me;

Would anyone happen to have a postage stamp or possibly two tin cans & some string I could borrow?

I know, I'm a bad, bad man with too much time on my hands.


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SirTazOfMania RE: Why does IE7 show up in the scan as an insecure browser?
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Fred,

Someone could (technically) intercept your transmission between the 2 tin cans to get valuable info on you. (LOL).

But seriously... I really don't want some browser monitoring everywhere I go on the web and reporting back to ?? so they can offer me "targeted advertising".

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Anthony Wells RE: Why does IE7 show up in the scan as an insecure browser?
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If you actually read any EULA you would probably throw your PC in the bin and rush round to Fred for a copy of his latest invention .

Collecting information is one thing , protecting it is another ; witness the credit card problems T-Mobile seem to have encountered in Spain or the UK Govt. , who seem to misplace personal data on a regular basis .

If you are on the web and you post anything you could be anybodies ; personally I find Google no better and no worse than the others and their stuff works fine for me ; so paranoia is not going to stop me surfing .

Now if you'll excuse me , I need to send a message to Fred and the carrier pigeon won't wait .

Take care , it's dangerous out there !:o((
Anthony



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thedillpickl RE: Why does IE7 show up in the scan as an insecure browser?
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Amen, brother!


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