Forum Thread: False security threats

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cwwebb@fuse.net False security threats
Member 19th Aug, 2010 02:17
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I am beginng to have my doouts PSI and it's ability to check for Microsoft security threats. I current have 5 MS products listed as unsecure and MS has no updates to download. PSI tells me to download them anyway.
Win 7, IE 8 and 3 .NET products
What gives?

taffy078 RE: False security threats
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Last edited on 19th Aug, 2010 07:41
Hi there.

You can be confident that the security threats shown by Secunia aren't false.

The most likely causes are

(1) did you reboot after downloading the MS updates? MS updates don't take effect until after reboot. If you didn't reboot and then rescan, I suggest you do that now.

(By rebooting I mean switching your PC off and on, not just hibernation/sleep modes.)

(2) If you still have problems, there could be some dross, old stuff. Can you tell us the installation paths of the files that have been picked up as insecure? This is what you need to do:

1 Go to the main Secunia PSI window & click on ‘Advanced’ if it’s underlined in blue. (Don't be put off by the name "Advanced"! It's easy to follow/use.)

2 Click on “+” to highlight & expand it.

3 Click on “Technical Details” (in Toolbox”)

4 This will give you the installation path of the insecure files. If you copy & paste it in your next reply here, we will be able to help.

PS You've told us that you're Win7. When you reply, can you tell us a bit more about your system please - as I have done in my signature.




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taffy078, West Yorkshire, UK

Desktop: Compaq Presario (OEM) 32 bit / AMD Athlon / 2 GB RAM
XP Home - SP3/ IE8/ Norton IS - Secunia PSI v2.0.0.3003

Laptop: Win 7 / IE11 / PSI v2.0.0.3003
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