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wbrookjr Tagging a program to SKIP and not list as needing updates
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Is there a way to tell PSI to SKIP notification about needed updates to certain programs?

mogs RE: Tagging a program to SKIP and not list as needing updates
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Hello.
As far as I 'm aware, there is no SKIP facility as such, but you can create an Ignore rule....whereby the drive/prog will still be scanned, but the results won't be shown. You need to be careful when considering this as an option, as it may cause you to overlook a vulnerability at some time.
In the psi 2.0 Beta the option is available in Configurations on the left of the Dashboard....then Settings...see Ignore rule in the lower half of the panel.
I' m just trying to cast my mind back to the procedure in previous versions !! I think it's similar....on the Settings page.
Hope this helps.......regards,

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ddmarshall RE: Tagging a program to SKIP and not list as needing updates
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For 1.5:
Switch to Advanced Mode
Click the + next to the Program Name
Click the Ignore button

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mogs RE: Tagging a program to SKIP and not list as needing updates
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Thanks dd. My memory seems to be quite short in some ways !!

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Anthony Wells RE: Tagging a program to SKIP and not list as needing updates
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Last edited on 26th Sep, 2010 13:12
In 2 Beta , for an individual programme :-

1)on the results page either click the [+] and then double click the expanded entry displayed or double click the original entry :

2)in the opened window , look in the bottom module "detected installation" and right click the programme entry as suggested and you have the choices of "open folder" and "ignore rule" .

The latter sets/you confirm the rule for the individual programme .

"Settings" in both 2 Beta and 1.5x have a facility to create your own ignore rules .

Hope this helps .

Anthony

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Member 27th Sep, 2010 10:24
Hi,

If you follow the instructions posted above, you will be able to ignore the PSI's results from a specific program. Keep in mind, though, that simply ignoring a problem will not deal with the threat it faces.

Please also note that in PSI 1.x versions, an "ignored" directory will still be scanned, though the results will be disregarded, while in the PSI 2.0 Beta, ignoring a drive or folder will truely omit it from scanning.

hope this helps.
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