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onedeafeye Questions about auto-updating
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I prefer to do my updating manually and have PSI configured for that, but I was wondering about auto-updating. If PSI is set to full automatic, will it install toolbars, etc. that sometimes come with updates? I'm thinking of CCleaner and the Ask toolbar. Also, if you have certain preferences set on previous updates to some program, does PSI auto-update follow those preferences?

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mogs RE: Questions about auto-updating
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Hello.
Firstly...it should perhaps be noted, that not all programs are auto-updateable. Of those that are; you have the choice in psi 2.0, to continue with a manual install or to auto-update with prior notification/consultation...or to allow psi to update without any user interaction.
It is a valid point you make concerning tool bars etc..: I don't have any experience of such as yet...as Secunia would only install that which was auto-updateable provided by the vendor...I presume it's a possibility. I havn't read of any further clarification elsewhere I don't think.

You might also be interested in post 149 in the CYBERCLIPS thread...26TH December; entitled Silent Updates :- http://secunia.com/community/forum/thread/show/658...

Hope the foregoing is of interest....regards,


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onedeafeye RE: Questions about auto-updating
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The bit about not all programs being able to be auto-updated isn't even implied in the promo video or the change log. I know the choice to be notified is there, but I'm thinking in terms of someone like my Mother, who is in her late '80's and not computer savvy at all. If I were to put PSI on full automatic on her computer, would she end up with a bunch of stuff that I'd have to remove? Notifying her that there was an update would do no good at all, as she wouldn't know what to do, as I'm sure would be the case with most seniors. It seems to be a choice of completely automatic updating or leaving it at manual and doing it periodically for her, as I do now, hence the question.
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mogs RE: Questions about auto-updating
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onedeafeye
Your post brought to mind a memory of my grandmother from when I was a lad....we/she didn't have a phone in the house till later than affluence had already reached some. She was frightened by the land line and the ringing...and wouldn't embrace the, then new technology, at all.
Broadly "speaking", I think people of all ages can be divided into two distinct categories....those with or without a willingness to learn.
From what you write it would appear the decision concerning is definately yours.....as your mother would not choose to have psi on her computer even ?
Hope it helps....regards,

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Member 27th Dec, 2010 15:19
Last edited on 27th Dec, 2010 15:19 Hi,

While the PSI strives to auto-update as many programs as at all possible (And does update the most common ones automatically), it is unfortunately impossible to automatically update every application.

However, we strive to only offer updates that are free of 'crapware', third-party software, or other 'tag-ons', so the PSI will only update the applications that are already installed.

As for the non-automatic updates, that is still a manual procedure.
However, let me take a guess. Your mother probably only uses her computer for browsing, possibly email, and probably has flash installed for video (Based on my personal experience and statistics). Mostly everything there can be automatically handled by the PSI, and otherwise she will be referred to Microsoft Updates, which is also fairly straightforward (In most cases).

Hope this helps. :)
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onedeafeye RE: Questions about auto-updating
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Mogs: My mother doesn't understand tech stuff very well. If she goes away for a week she's afraid to turn her computer on because of the viruses waiting in the wires to infect her computer before the AV updates. I explain stuff and show her what and how to do things, and she's fine, but unless she does it several times a day, when the update notification pops up she freaks and doesn't remember. And I get a phone call. It's not that she won't embrace new stuff, she just can't remember how to work it.
Emil: Since PSI doesn't update all programs, I'll still have to manually update some, whether it's on my own computer or someone else's, so that answers my question. I may as well not activate the auto-update.
Thanks for your help.

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mogs RE: Questions about auto-updating
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onedeafeye

One thing stands out : her memory is good for at least a week; when she remembers she's got something to freak out about. I'm beginning to suspect she really enjoys your company or is jealous of your wife or something ! How does she manage with doing an e mail....once ? Anyrate, I don't wish to seem intrusive, nor get into psychology....I suppose we all have our ways of gaining attention.....some are more dextrous than others with one finger ? She's got no trouble with your number then ?! I hope you take this in the spirit it is meant...my mother is a couple of years older but leaned more towards my brother. Sounds as tho' she really enjoys her surfing, but you need to be, if at all possible, a firmer repairman.
Good luck and regards,

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bjm__ RE: Questions about auto-updating
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Hello onedeafeye,
Great question... ! ;-)
If I may piggy back my question re auto-updating.
@mogs ~ I've read CYBERLINKS
@E.Peterson ~ I've read the 2.0 change log, watched the 2.0 video & read 2.0 Setup User Guide

I'm still curious.
That's curious NOT critical.

How does 2.0 update Adobe Flash
With 1.5 ~ I have to ..
Download/Save Uninstaller
Download/Save Flash IE Installer
Download/Save Flash FF Installer
Close PSI 1.5 (all Flash apps)
Run Uninstaller > Agree to License Agreement > Restart Computer
Run Flash IE/FF Installer > (may have to temp disable AV) Agree to License Agreement > Restart Computer

PSI 2.0 really does all of the above with PSI 2.0 open.
How ?
Just curious NOT critical
That's curious NOT critical
Regards
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