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beartobewith threats in backup file
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hi all - have backup on external drive. PSI flags some files as threats. Is it best to set ignore rules for them, or delete them from the backup file ? Thanks in advance

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mogs RE: threats in backup file
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Hello.
It may be best to include more detail 'bout exactly what progs/files Secunia is detecting as vulnerable before creating any ignore rules. It does not prevent Secunia continuing to detect them.....they merely cease to show up in your scan result.
It might be worth reading thro' the FAQ's at :-
http://secunia.com/vulnerability_scanning/personal... if you havn't already done so. Hope this is of help. Regards

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thedillpickl RE: threats in backup file
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Last edited on 28th Jul, 2010 19:14
Hi beartobewith;

1) If the external drive is for nothing but backups & archives it is common to set an ignore rule for the drive.

2) If the backups are in a folder on the drive, set a ignore rule for that folder.

3) A better option than deleting is to change the file name by adding "_old" at the end (or something similar).

Number 1 is the easiest, if the drive is dedicated to backups, number 2 if not.

Number 3 takes some work and requires a 'list' (paper or word processor) to keep track of what you've changed.

Remember, the whole point of backups are to recover your info/system in the event of catastrophic failure. The outdated files in the backup will need to be updated when you want to restore from backup.


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taffy078 RE: threats in backup file
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Last edited on 28th Jul, 2010 21:46
Hi, beartobewith - and welcome to Secunia - the most helpful forum in the world! (imho.) You have some very good advice so get on with it! ;0)

To create an 'Ignore'rule:

(1) Click on the SETTINGS tab (at the top of the main Secunia screen).

(2) Then click on CREATE IGNORE RULE at the bottom

(3) In RULE NAME BOX, give it an appropriate name – in your case ‘Backup' perhaps?

(4) Next, in the RULE BOX type the drive letter you want ignored e.g. D:\ (or the drive letter U wish to ignore). For the i386 folder type C:\windows\i386

(5) Finally, click SAVE IGNORE RULE>CLOSE.

Your ‘Ignore Rule’ should now be in place. Rescan again to confirm. This and future scans will scan all drives/folders etc in the “Ignore Rules” but will not show the results after.

For more information, see:
http://secunia.com/vulnerability_scanning/personal...

Hoping you sort it quickly!!!

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beartobewith RE: threats in backup file
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thanks, used option # 2
worked
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beartobewith RE: threats in backup file
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thanks - set up ignore rule for drive:\folder
worked just fine.
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