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flyfisher29 Threat not recognised
Member 8th Apr, 2010 01:19
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Secunia PSI are advising that my computer requires a patch for Windows XP.
Using the solution button, it transfers me to the Microsoft download site. However after scanning I am informed there are no updates required.
What's next?
Is Secunia or Microsoft at fault?
Cheers all.

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Member 8th Apr, 2010 08:38
Hi,

Some Microsoft update require you to reboot and rescan. So what you should do is reboot, recheck Microsoft Update (in case any new updates appeared), then rescan. If you install any new updates, reboot again.

hope this helps.
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flyfisher29 RE: Threat not recognised
Member 9th Apr, 2010 00:43
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Thanks for the reply.
I did as suggested but same result.
I have a feeling that there are some left over files from Microsoft Office 2007 which I uninstalled in order to download Office 2010.
I sometimes get a notice from Microsoft advising there are updates for 2007 even though I uninstalled it.
I guess the threat is neglible if I don't use 2007!
Cheers
Les
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Member 9th Apr, 2010 09:08
Hi,

If you want to find potentially leftover files, click the PSI into advanced mode (by clicking "Advanced" in the top right corner), navigate to the insecure file entry, and click "+" to expand the entry. The field called "Installation path" here shows you which files the PSI is picking up.

Hope this helps.
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flyfisher1929 RE: Threat not recognised
Member 12th Apr, 2010 01:22
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Thanks Emil,
I did as suggested, however the screen advises that the path is not known.
Cheers
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Member 12th Apr, 2010 09:51
Hi,

Could I ask you to provide some more details? Which screen exactly? Have you installed every patch available from Microsoft update?
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flyfisher29 RE: Threat not recognised
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Emil,
Selected "Advanced" then insecure file entry and the installation path displays "not available".
I have downloaded all current Microsoft updates except the two for Office 97 which will not install.
Thanks
Les
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Member 14th Apr, 2010 09:07
Hi,

What is the "SA" (Secunia Advisory) for the threat?
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puget1 RE: Threat not recognised
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It is possible that you may be having registry problems. I have just caught up with. I was getting advisory that "Vista was insecure". The new easy fix for that is to run a registry cleaner and then re-scan with Secunia. It works. It may clear matters up for you CCleaner and Auslogics are two free registry cleaners.

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flyfisher29 RE: Threat not recognised
Member 15th Apr, 2010 09:35
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Microsoft Windows XP Professional
This installation of Microsoft Windows XP Professional is insecure and potentially exposes your system to security threats!

Secunia strongly recommends that you update this program by installing the update that is provided by the vendor of this program.
Installation Path
N/A Fix It!

Emil, Is this what you mean?

Thanks for your support
Les
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flyfisher29 RE: Threat not recognised
Member 15th Apr, 2010 09:36
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Thanks for your information Puget.
I ran all those tests but it changed nothing.
Back to the drawing board!! :-)
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Member 15th Apr, 2010 09:46
on 15th Apr, 2010 09:35, flyfisher29 wrote:

Emil, Is this what you mean?


Hi,

Not quite. What I need is the "Secunia Advisory" ID. If you are not already in Advanced mode, click "Advanced" in the top right corner. Now, navigate to the program entry. Click "+" to expand. Click "Online References". From here, send me the "ID" (the last 5 numbers in the link) of the "Advisory" that's causing you to get flagged as insecure.

hope this helps.
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Schoman RE: Threat not recognised
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Similar problem with Vista. Updating Adobe Reader 9 solvged problem. Rescan came up clean.
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English Teacher RE: Threat not recognised
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Last edited on 15th Apr, 2010 12:07
Hi E.Peterson

I know what he means (well I'm 99% sure anyway):

He has got Windows XP Pro with Service Pack 2 and this is being flagged as a CAT 4 Security Risk. It will show up like this until either he ignores the program or installs SP3 for Win XP.


Hi Flyfisher29

Could you please confirm for us that you do NOT have Service pack 3 installed?

Regards

E.T.

PS: On July 10th 2010 Microsoft will stop all support for Windows XP with Service Pack2....but will continue support for XP systems with Service Pack 3


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flyfisher29 RE: Threat not recognised
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Emil,
There is no number for the online reference, just Service pack 3.
I do have SP3 installed so went to Microsoft downloads and the only available downloads are for Microsoft Office 2007 and this is the program I deleted!
The other two insecure programs both show numbers but not the one in question.
Also how does one uninstall an old version of Java? I went to "add/remove programs" and the only item showing is Java (TM)6 Update 20.
My apologies for the delay in replying - I changed providers & they stuffed up badly leaving me without internet for a week!
Cheers
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Member 21st Apr, 2010 08:47
Hi,

Java 6.x update 20 is the proper patched version. If you try a full rescan, the PSI shouldn't flag you as insecure. Is the PSI showing the correct version of Vista?
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louis1611 RE: Threat not recognised
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Hi Emil, You keep telling us to re-boot and rescan but that does absolutely no good! This seems to be a Secunia problem, not our computers. Louis
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Member 21st Apr, 2010 15:10
Hi,

About the Windows updating problem, Could you please answer my other question? Which version of Vista do you have? And is the PSI showing the proper version?

As for removing older versions of Java (Those that are not listed in Add/Remove) you can see the file path from the PSI by clicking "+" (assuming you are in advanced mode - If not, click "Advanced in the top right corner) and reading the field called "Installation Path". This tells you where the file the PSI is detecting resides. You could contact Sun Support if you feel you need more aid removing their software.

hope this helps.
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flyfisher29 RE: Threat not recognised
Member 22nd Apr, 2010 01:35
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Emil,
I am using windows XP Pro.
Les
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Member 22nd Apr, 2010 08:57
Hi,

Could I ask you to try reinstalling the PSI? Please report back to me if you worked if you do.

Thanks.
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flyfisher29 RE: Threat not recognised
Member 24th Apr, 2010 06:52
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Emil,
Have uninstalled PSI & reinstalled. Ran the check and the only problem now is the original XP SP3 warning. All other threats gone.
As I don't use Office 97 the possibility of unauthorised entry into my computer by an outside source is neglible, however the problem remains that when I shut down the computer it still tries to install the two downloads for office 97 which obviously don't download as the program isn't there.
Cheers
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