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Forum Thread: PC sold - keep PSI, but delete my profile

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Theophil. PC sold - keep PSI, but delete my profile
Member 23rd Apr, 2011 20:34
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Hi,
I want to give my PC to a friend and would like him to continue to make use of PSI. I only want to delete my personal settings (e. g. access to this forum). If he wishes he may of course create his own acces data.
At the moment he would automatically enter the Forum using my name etc.
I have tried a few steps like uninstall PSI but after install my settings are remembered. I find no file with my personal settings, %appdata% - no result.
Of course there must be a simple way but I seem to be unable to find it...
I hope I was at least able to make myself understood.
Thank you for helping me
Theophil

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Leendert Kip PC sold - keep PSI, but delete my profile
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Last edited on 23rd Apr, 2011 22:31
Hi Theophil. When you are in the Forum you see on the left side 'my profile'. In the profile you see an option to delete your profile. Never used it but I sssume it works.

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Maurice Joyce RE: PC sold - keep PSI, but delete my profile
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This might help as well:

http://secunia.com/products/consumer/PSI/faq/#r4

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Theophil. RE: PC sold - keep PSI, but delete my profile
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Hi,
thank you for your answers but I probably have not been able to make myself understood :-(
I do not want to delete my profile on the Secunia servers.
I just need to know WHERE the specific computer saves the profile data to be able to delete it on that very computer.
To be more specific:
I have bought myself a new computer and - of course - one of the first things I did was to install PSI and to enter my profile data, no problem.
Now I turn to the old computer which I want to give to somebody else. He should be enabled to make use of PSI too BUT not with my profile.
In preparing for that case I seem to have to delete the specific memory on my olf computer but cannot find it. In other cases one finds the specific data under %appdata% but not as far as PSI is concerned.
So just imagine what happens: The other guy receiving my old computer installs PSI as advised by myself. Thats what he does - as he enters the forum he will automatically appear as Theophil using MY profile.
On the other hand I want to continue with my profile and am not interested to delete it.
Hoping that you now will be able to help me, sorry - but it boils down to the question as to WHERE IS PSI SAVING THE ACCESS DATA / PROFILE DATA on my computer at home???
Thank you!

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Anthony Wells RE: PC sold - keep PSI, but delete my profile
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Last edited on 24th Apr, 2011 13:23
Hi ,

As far as I know , the profile data - and most other data for that matter - is kept on the Secunia servers. The PSI GUI is just a simple interface to let you see your data .

If you have logged your "new" computer with your one "original" profile then it's data will be logged to your profile , but that is all that you will see on your new machine :ie: not any data from your "old" machine .

Your "old" machine will also just show it's data .

The Community Profile data set on your PSI module matches (where appropriate) that set in your in your Forum Community profile module , at least it will/should do if you have set one , in the lhs column of this page .

If you delete your profile in the PSI of the "old" PC , then data of that machine is no longer only available to that specific person and the link to the Forum should be cut .

Putting your friend's personal data into the PSI's Secunia Community Profile module of your "old" machine should create a new/specific data access link and your friend will also need to create a new Community Forum Profile to match . The link to the Forum will be to the new Profile and log-in .

Be sure that your new machine is set up correctly before you delete the "old" data and reread this link :-

http://secunia.com/products/consumer/PSI/faq/#r4

Hope that helps .

Anthony

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Theophil. RE: PC sold - keep PSI, but delete my profile
Member 24th Apr, 2011 13:31
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Hi Anthony,
you are suggesting:
"If you delete your profile in the PSI of the "old" PC , then data of that machine is no longer only available to that specific person and the link to the Forum should be cut ."
This seems to be my problem, I have tried to exactly do that - but I don't know how...
Can you help?
Regards


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Anthony Wells RE: PC sold - keep PSI, but delete my profile
Expert Contributor 24th Apr, 2011 13:46
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Have you tried Highlighting each entry in blue and press "Return" (or a similar key) ??

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Theophil. RE: PC sold - keep PSI, but delete my profile
Member 24th Apr, 2011 14:01
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Yes, I have tried that (now again) - closing Tray Icon - starting PSI again - everything is there again - no change.
I have even uninstalled - and after the new install no change - all profile data are there again.
OK, just to be sure: I am talking about Configuration / Secunia Community Profile.
That is why I suppose these data must be on the PC - but where??? Only if this is the case the program will - after re-install - find the respective data again.
True, on the old machine the profil data must be deleted...
But how?
Any idea?

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Anthony Wells RE: PC sold - keep PSI, but delete my profile
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Did you press/select "Update your Secunia Community Profile" (at the bottom of the module) after deleting your original entries ?? I do not know how long the Secunia Servers will take to enregister your changes and it is Easter weekend .

Exiting from the tray icon does not close either the psia.exe nor the sua.exe processes which link your PSI to the Secunia servers ; you will need to close these using Task Manager or similar or Reboot your machine if you want to fully stop and restart the PSI .

You could also try to enter other random names/email data or that of your friend , confirm the update and see what happens .

If not wait until Tuesday and email support@secunia.com and ask them what else is needed to delete/change your profile .

Whatever , please let us know your progress .

Anthony



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Theophil. RE: PC sold - keep PSI, but delete my profile
Member 24th Apr, 2011 14:37
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I have to politely disagree: What I am planning to do does not affect the Secunia Servers as I do not want any changes there.

My aim is to stop one of my three computers from contacting just those servers.

As at the moment I do not see another way I shall just create a profile for my friend - whether he ever will use it or not - and connect my old / his new computer to this very (new) profile.

If that works I shall not go any further as I am a bit tired of this matter for which I had hoped to find a simple solution.

Anyway - thank you to all who have tried to assist.

Should I be successful I shall let you know.

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Anthony Wells RE: PC sold - keep PSI, but delete my profile
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AFAIK and as I said , the data you wish to change is held on the servers . Version 2.0.x of the PSI has added new processes and a few logtext files , but I do not think that has influenced your problem .

Take care

Anthony

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This user no longer exists RE: PC sold - keep PSI, but delete my profile
Member 26th Apr, 2011 08:58
Hi,

Please note that this solution can cause problems if done incorrectly. It is done at your own risk.

Before starting, shut down the PSI tray icon.

There is a way to remove the registration from your PSI without reinstalling. To do this, go to start > run and enter "Regedit".

Now navigate to Computer\HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Secunia\PSI and delete the key named "UserID" (And ONLY this key).

Upon restarting, you should see your registration has been removed.

Did this resolve the problem?
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