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Forum Thread: PSI says Windows 7 is insecure

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ReDickulus PSI says Windows 7 is insecure
Member 22nd Sep, 2010 22:18
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PSI scan of 9/15/10 indicates that "Windows 7 is insecure". Yet when I go to PSI's recommended solution, it is the normal Microsoft Update, which tells me that "The system is up-to-date", and no updates are available?

There were 4 updates installed on 9/15/10, a couple of which were Windows 7 security updates? Are these security updates causing this?

Thank you

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mogs RE: PSI says Windows 7 is insecure
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Hello.
Have you scanned again recently ?

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Member 23rd Sep, 2010 09:24
Hi,

When updating Microsoft Applications, it is a good idea to keep in mind that some updates only "kick in" after a reboot. Therefore, it is recommended to follow this procedure when updating Microsoft Applications (Unless, of course, simply rescanning your system has fixed the alert).

1) Check Microsoft Update, install all patches flagged as "Critical"
2) Reboot
3) Repeat step 1, and if anything was installed at this step, repeat step 2
4) Rescan with the PSI

hope this helps.
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ReDickulus RE: PSI says Windows 7 is insecure
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I don't believe your suggested solution is applicable to my issue. I used the Secunia web site to access the proper location for the update, but it took me to the MS Update site, where a message indicated my system was already up-to-date. Thus no updates were performed, and no re-boot necessary.

When the 4 MS Updates were installed on 9/15/10, a restart was performed immediately. My issue with Secunia telling me that "Windows 7 is insecure" occurred after the restart.

This issue can be closed now, however, because Secunia scan finally (on 9/22)
withdrew the threat notice.


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ReDickulus RE: PSI says Windows 7 is insecure
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PSI scans my system every day. The threat notice appeared every day from 9/15 until 9/22 when it finally disappeared.

This issue can be closed now



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Maurice Joyce RE: PSI says Windows 7 is insecure
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U can lock the thread. This will stop U getting further update emails from "tag on" posts.

Just click the ACCEPT option.

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Windows 7 SP1 64 Bit OS
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IE 11 for Windows 7 SP1
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Available User RE: PSI says Windows 7 is insecure
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Maurice, I would be happy to click on the ACCEPT button, however no ACCEPT button is visible' only "REPLY" and "QUOTE".

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Maurice Joyce RE: PSI says Windows 7 is insecure
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ACCEPT is not available to U because U have logged on as AVAILABLE USER.

Only the originator of a thread (ReDickulus) has that option.

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