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happyt patches detected
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last 92 patches detected using previous version of psi latest version psi 2.0 beta detecteds 70 patches today why the discrepancy

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Anthony Wells RE: patches detected
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Hello @happyt ,

This thread will explain the 2.0 Beta method of counting :-

http://secunia.com/community/forum/thread/show/561...

Hope that is clear enough , if not please ask again :)

Anthony



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Member 22nd Sep, 2010 09:10
Hi,

While Anthony linked you to the right thread, I'll reproduce my post (in that thread), which explains the disrepancy (Adequately, I hope).

The mechanism for scanning has not changed radically, and the PSI still detects every program it did before (If anything, it detects more programs). However, a few of the specific changes in the 2.0 Beta could make it appear that some programs have disappeared.

One is that the PSI now tries to group several detections of the same program as one entry, and only counts it as one. This mean that if you, for example, have 5 installations of Google Chrome 5.x, only 1 will be counted and shown in the statistics. This is to avoid the confusion caused by "Zombie Files" (Upgrade leftovers), which was a common issue with older versions.

You can still see every detected instance by expanding the program entry under "Results". If you double-click the entry, a list with the appropriate statuses for each program.

Another is that the PSI now by default only scans the root drive (Which is usually C:), and the drive containing "Program Files" (Usually also C:). To scan other drives, you can go to the Settings tab and choose which drives you wish to scan under "Drives", simply by setting a checkbox next to the appropriate drive.

hope this helps.
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