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Forum Thread: PSI finds two instances of IE8

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billjon77 PSI finds two instances of IE8
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PSI finds two instances of IE8 and most of the programs (patched) after a clean install of Windows 7 Pro and IE8. There was no trouble throughout the installation process that should have led to problems... Any ideas?

TiMow RE: PSI finds two instances of IE8
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Where exactly is PSI displaying this info. and what is it reporting about IE8?

Can you clarify what your concern is / what you mean about:

"....most of the programs (patched) ...." ?

You should be using PSI in Advanced Mode - see top right of your PSI page.

If you can supply a bit more information, it makes it easier for others to help understand your problem, so they may be able to offer correct advice.

TiMow

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billjon77 RE: PSI finds two instances of IE8
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New system 5 weeks ago, scan in Advanced mode results: a large box with all the patched programs, etc - followed by an another box with almost all of the same data. This morning, for the first time, only one box. I just was curious what/why the 2nd artifact. Musta been some harmless PSI bug rather than some some weird ghost Win 7/IE 8 installation - Thanks for listening - Bill
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TiMow RE: PSI finds two instances of IE8
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Hi Bill,

By your description, it sounds like your refering to the "Secure Browsing" tab.

All the patched programs are what each browser needs in order to display web pages for graphics, moving images, etc (plug-ins, extentions).

"Patched" is good - thats what you want to see. If not it shows a threat rating (1-5), and Secunia Advisory No. (SA-----), which you can click for more info.

A traffic light colour scheme is used for the box outline - obviously a green box is the best.

At the moment both IE8 and Chrome are yellow, both having unfixable cat.2 threats - although the way Google operate Chrome, this could become secure in the future, through development.

When IE updates (also with Chrome), the new version doesn`t overwrite the old, but creates a new file. There was a recent Microsoft security update for IE8, within the last few weeks. It may be that this is why you showed 2x IE8 (although I doubt it for the same version).

I had similar with IE7 and IE8 both showing.

Its just a case of of locating and deleting the old version file.

Under "Patched" tab, scroll down to Microsoft IE8, click on "+" (lhs) to expand and in Toolbox, click on open file.

If you do delete an old version file, it should only go to recycle bin and can be re-instated if somethings not right.

One word of warning. My OS is XP Pro (SP3), and I cant guarantee that this is the same with W7.

TiMow

EDIT: PS You cant directly affect the status of these browsing boxes - only by dealing with any problems in Insecure and End of Life (and as I`ve mentioned above), can the status of the component programs be changed.

TiMow

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