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atitagain50 Microsoft update issues
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After scanning my son's computer with Secunia PSI 2.0 it found that there were 2 different update issues with Microsoft. After connecting several times with Microsoft, every time it said that everything is up to date. This is very annoying. Any suggestions?

mogs RE: Microsoft update issues
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When updating Microsoft Applications, it is a good idea to keep in mind that some Microsoft Updates do not "kick in" until after a reboot. Therefore, it is recommended to try following this procedure when installing Microsoft Updates:

1) Check Microsoft Update: install all security-related patches
2) Reboot
3) Repeat step 1: repeat step 2 if anything was installed at this step
4) Run a full rescan with the PSI

Hope the foregoing is of some help....regards,

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atitagain50 RE: Microsoft update issues
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Thank you for your reply. I did do the reboot every time and then another time for good measure, but the issue still shows up.
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mogs RE: Microsoft update issues
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You need to be more specific for someone to be able to help you. What is the Operating System...XP, Vista, Windows 7 ?
What message/s are you getting from psi ? What programs are being referred to ?

Finding the file path :-
psi version 2.0

Go to Results from the Dashboard

1/. Click on the + sign alongside the file.
2/. This will reveal the file path.
3/. Post the info back to the forum if uncertain how best to proceed

You mention re-booting; but have you in fact since, carried out a full rescan ?

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Midnight_Voice RE: Microsoft update issues
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on 15th Feb, 2011 17:14, atitagain50 wrote:
Thank you for your reply. I did do the reboot every time and then another time for good measure, but the issue still shows up.


For a cross-check on what PSI shows regarding your OS patch state, I recommend you download and install the excellent, and free, Belarc Advisor:-

http://www.belarc.com/free_download.html

This will prepare a comprehensive summary of the internals of your son's PC, including an analysis of which MS OS is in use, and whether it is fully patched up to date or not.

Then compare what this says with what PSI says, and, as advised above, post details of which OS is in use, and precisely which MS updates are being flagged as having issues.

Actually, I recommend everybody uses Belarc Advisor. It tells you more about your computer hardware than taking the lid off would do, and all about which version of each piece of software you have in use.

It's complementary to PSI - it doesn't concern itself with vulns at all, nor even whether your software is up to date or not (except for your OS patch state, as above). But it does seem to know what's installed (as distinct from merely present, which PSI shows).

I wouldn't be without either.

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