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technopeasant2 updating psi
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My version of Secunia PSI is incorrectly identifying programs needing updating. However, I don't have the most recent version. As far as I can tell, the program has no means to update. When I go to the Secunia website, there's no option to update, just an invitation to install. When I try that, I am told to close my version of Secunia. However, I don't know how to do that. There's no "close" icon and hitting the "x" in the top right-hand corner does not fully deactivate the program. Consequently, I am unable to update.

Any advice to a technopeasant would be gratefully appreciated.

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MsMarsha RE: updating psi
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If you have an icon down on the bottom right of the taskbar (a little red rainbow) right click on it and there should be an exit option.
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MsMarsha RE: updating psi
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Last edited on 24th Apr, 2010 16:57
I also updated in this manner, but it didn't help. I am getting a message to update Windows Vista, but when I go to the site, the information is about XP. It also gives me an error message at Microsoft Update, so there is nothing I can do.
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technopeasant2 RE: updating psi
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Thanks, that did the trick.

After updating I got the same number of insecure programs, but this time updating helped. For some reason, though, I can update Adobe until I'm blue in the face and Secunia still tells me it's insecure.

On balance, I like Secunia, but updating could be built in, which doesn't appear to be the case.

Thanks for your help.
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wr RE: updating psi
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Hi all

@technopeasant following is the tried & true method of updating
Adobe Flash Player- I presume this is what you need to update.
Be sure you close ALL browsers, IM, PSI, & anything else that
might use FP-if you don't the files will be locked & not all of FP will be removed.
Please read all the instructions as this step is covered in them.

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 program you 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? You should not proceed to stage 4 until all you 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 re-installation partition (normally D drive) or a drive you use solely to backup your work you 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 you are also using Firefox, Opera and other Gecko-based browsers you 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 you see an entry remove it.

As for updating the PSI this is not automatically done by Secunia & to my
knowledge never was. There are 2 versions available 1. v.1.5.0.0 & 2. v.1.5.0.1
both are secure the latest version (1.5.0.1) is where over 40 language
updates were added. At the bottom right corner is where you'll find
the version # & if I remember correctly Secunia advises there if
a new secure version is available & also by email.

Hope this helps.

Regards, wr

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technopeasant2 RE: updating psi
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Wow!

Nice detailed instructions. I have to sever my link to the machine now but will try this later today. Much appreciated.

Funny, though, updates to Flash Player through Secunia used to work. Now it's stuck on stupid mode.

Thanks again.
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wr RE: updating psi
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You're very welcome

If this solves your problem please remember to share that
with us & also to lock the thread by clicking the Accept
button. That way you & I will not be receiving useless update emails.

Hope you enjoy your weekend.

Regards, wr

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ddmarshall RE: updating psi
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Note that Filehippo is currently offering Flash 10.1 Release Candidate on the main page. That is, it's not the final release of Flash 10.1. If you want the current Flash 10.0 release you should select version 10.0.45.2.

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wr RE: updating psi
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Thanks for the 'catch' ddmarshall

I couldn't get back to the post in time to edit--also the 2nd URL is 'dead'--it gives you the option to return to the Home Page. Here's the correct URL to
download non-IE Flash Player: http://www.filehippo.com/download_flashplayer_fire...

Sorry for the mixup-will try to do better next time.

Regards, wr

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Maurice Joyce RE: updating psi
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@wr
The reason the the hyperlink is incorrect is because U have cut & pasted part of a larger Flash removal instruction that is out of date:

Part of the new solution is here which gives the correct download info:

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. It may also be in the Recycle Bin.


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

http://www.filehippo.com/download_flashplayer_ie/7... (I strongly advise U not to select the Beta version unless an advanced user). The latest stable & secure version is: 10.0.45.2

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... (Again, I strongly advise U select the stable & secure version: 10.0.45.2)



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technopeasant RE: updating psi
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Thanks. With everybody's help I've successfully uninstalled Flash Player and then reinstalled version 10.0.45.2. I have successfully avoided the beta version 10.1.53.21 RC2...

To do this I staggered through a bunch of Adobe screens that led me first to install a Java add - on: Adobe DRM (powered by getPlus®) 1.6.2.63.

Then I blundered into a screen that offered me these URLs:

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

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

they each got me to screen offering this:

Flash Player 10.1.53.21 RC 2 (Non-IE)
Adobe Systems Inc - 2.45MB (Freeware) -

Then I got here using each of the above URLs:

http://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/?promoid=DXLUJ

After backing and filling a couple of times to check on what I was doing, I went on, on this screen, to unclick McAfee Security Scan Plus and finally clicked on:

agree and install now.

So, I downloaded just once the correct version of Flash Player, fearing all the time that I was getting a gruesome beta version. As far as I can tell the two URLs for IE and Firefox lead you to the same spot. However, I'm moused out and will not go back and verify.

A technopeasant I remain and have to admit that I couldn't have done this without you. Many thanks.

I'll hit "accept" in a few minutes.

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technopeasant RE: updating psi
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WR:

Perhaps you can do me one more favor. I can't find out how to accept your answer. Here's a post from another thread by Maurice Joyce:

To answer your other question - To lock a thread U just select ACCEPT against the post that helped U most to clear your problem.

I've searched all over. Where do I select accept? I can't find anything next to your post, or anybody else's for that matter. I'm sure it's just sitting there but I don't see it.

Thanks again.
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wr RE: updating psi
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@ Maurice Joyce
Thank you for the updated information.

@ technopeasant
I personally have not had the opportunity to to post a problem
here on the Forum even though i have posted many answers. Therefore
i can only guess that after you log in to the Forum & open a thread
the Accept button would be visible along with Reply & Quote.

At any rate the main thing is your problem(s) have been solved.

Regards, wr

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