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Forum Thread: Secunia prefers IE8 ?

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runrig Secunia prefers IE8 ?
Member 29th Aug, 2010 13:49
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Cannot display graph, as Adobe Flash Player does not appear to be installed in Internet Explorer on your computer, or the version installed is older than version 8.x. Install Flash for Internet Explorer
err, I don't have or use Internet Explorer using Windows 7 ... I use Chrome & it has Flash

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The Google Chrome Dev channel has been updated to 5.0.360.4 for Windows and Mac and 5.0.360.5 for Linux.

This release includes:
An integrated Adobe Flash Player Plug-in. We're integrating Adobe Flash Player 10.1.51.95 (10.1 beta 3) with Google Chrome so that you don't have to install it or worry about keeping it up-to-date. See the blog post on the Chromium blog for more details.

To use the bundled Flash Player plug-in, add --enable-internal-flash to your command line or shortcut for starting Google Chrome.

A basic plug-in manager. The about:plugins page now lets you disable any plug-in from loading on all web pages. See the Known Issues section: this doesn't work in all cases yet if you already have Adobe Flash Player for Windows Firefox, Safari, or Opera installed.
Known Issues:
On Windows, if you have Adobe Flash Player for Windows Firefox, Safari, or Opera installed, the Flash plug-in will still work in some cases even if you decline the license agreement (when using --enable-internal-flash) or disable the Flash plugin from about:plugins. We're working on it.
If you disable (or enable) a plugin on about:plugins, your change does not take effect until you restart Google Chrome.
There is no bundled Adobe Flash Player plug-in for 64-bit Linux.
--Anthony LaForge, Google Chrome Program Manager

http://googlechromereleases.blogspot.com/2010/03/d...

thanks for your views

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mogs RE: Secunia prefers IE8 ?
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Hello.
It's not a must to have Flash in IE. You can manage without the graphics in scan results.....but Secunia needs IE configured for other purposes.
Please read thro' the FAQ's here :-

http://secunia.com/vulnerability_scanning/personal... FAQ's

Also worth reading, might be :-
http://secunia.com/vulnerability_scanning/personal...
Hope this helps........regards,




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runrig RE: Secunia prefers IE8 ?
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Thank you for directing me to the FAQs, but no, sorry, still confused ... I don't have a "problem" with IE ... I do no have it installed on my Win 7 system

l still do not see why I need IE, I know why I need Flash, and, indeed I have Flash active in my chosen browser, though not installed via Windows.

I have no problem scanning.

Will have to live without the pretty graphics


Thank you for your views
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mogs RE: Secunia prefers IE8 ?
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Thankyou too.....I seem to have been under the misconception that, like other versions of Windows....IE was an integral component in 7.....I hadn't seen anything on the forum , till now, to make me think otherwise. I hope then that I didn't mislead you.
If you are able to scan....like me, you will find it no great disability managing without the graphics.
If you have no further problems, could you please lock the thread ( by pressing Accept ); thereby preventing tag-on posts and reminder e mails to us both. Thankyou again.....regards,

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gjjean RE: Secunia prefers IE8 ?
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[quote=p24977]Thank you for directing me to the FAQs, but no, sorry, still confused ... I don't have a "problem" with IE ... I do no have it installed on my Win 7 system

l still do not see why I need IE, I know why I need Flash, and, indeed I have Flash active in my chosen browser, though not installed via Windows.

Can you please tell me how do you install updates to your windows system?

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runrig RE: Secunia prefers IE8 ?
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Can you please tell me how do you install updates to your windows system?
I don't want to sound pedantic but if I have to, I'll use Windows Update ... if you're not sure, in Windows 7, just start typing the word "update" in the search programs & files and you will see, or at least I do, Windows Update appear at the top of the list.

I don't need IE or any browser to update windows. :)


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Maurice Joyce RE: Secunia prefers IE8 ?
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With respect U are confusing the issue for others that might read this thread.

@Mogs & John are basically correct.

Like it or not IE is EMBEDDED in Windows and cannot be removed. Attempting to completely remove IE via the registry (if U know how) will break Windows.

U can get to Windows update via the method U describe or U can right click on the Action Centre & select Open Windows Update.

The result is the same where U are given the option to click "Check For Updates".

Once clicked that uses components of the IE installed to find updates from the MS site.This is why the Secunia FAQ clearly states:

Some links are set by the Secunia PSI to open in IE. This is because some Windows Update downloads and websites fail to resolve properly when opened by a browser other than IE.

Being a member of the EU I suspect U were given the option to select your browser of choice rather than the embedded IE. That is merely a EU requirement to give users a choice. All U have done is NOT activated IE as your main browser. It is still installed as part of the OS & is used regardless for certain important functions to make Windows work.





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runrig RE: Secunia prefers IE8 ?
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I'm sorry, I just assumed IE 8 for Windows 7 would be "uninstalled" as stated via this MS site ... http://support.microsoft.com/kb/957700
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Internet Explorer 8 will now be uninstalled.


I'm not trying to split hairs here, however, you have given my answer ... Securia needs IE to function properly. :)

Please consider this topic closed.


Thank you for your views
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Maurice Joyce RE: Secunia prefers IE8 ?
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I admit it can be confusing. The EU directive really did no one any favours. U like many others use another browser of your choice regardless of the directive.

All it has done is added confusion.

If all your problems are now resolved could U please lock (Accept) the thread. This will prevent us both from receiving update emails from "tag on" posts.


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