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bruce7373 Where is software info kept -- locally or on Secunia's servers?
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I'm curious about something: I installed a codec pack today that included about seven programs. I was unsatisfied with it and, instead of installing all of them, I recovered an image of my hard drive made before.

When I rebooted (without those programs, of course), Secunia informed that those seven programs had been uninstalled. So it would appear that information is kept online with your servers, is that correct?

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The PSI manual at Dashboard>Learn More>Secunia PSI Manual (PDF) Section 4.5 gives U the clues.

If U have certain settings ticked (check marked) it will attempt to read any changes by reading the meta data on your PC - there is no requirement to store them on any server as it is a real time change.

Hope this helps.

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bruce73 RE: Where is software info kept -- locally or on Secunia's servers?
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You obviously missed my point (or I didn't explain it well enough). How is it that Secunia "knew" about programs that were not installed at the time I made the image that I restored? Where is it getting any meta data on those?
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Maurice Joyce RE: Where is software info kept -- locally or on Secunia's servers?
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Your PC by reading the meta data as explained.


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bruce73 RE: Where is software info kept -- locally or on Secunia's servers?
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From where?
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Maurice Joyce RE: Where is software info kept -- locally or on Secunia's servers?
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http://secunia.com/vulnerability_scanning/personal...

I will unsubscribe to protect my mail box.

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Anthony Wells RE: Where is software info kept -- locally or on Secunia's servers?
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Following on from the last link that Maurice gave you , the PSI's gui is a simple interface between you and your data as picked up by the PSI software and compared on the Secunia servers . The data you see in the gui is the report that Secunia produced from the last scan you madfe +/- any modifications picked up (depending on your selected settings) and often displayed in real time as when you rebooted .

The confidentiality criteria are clearly explained in the link you were given .

Is that clear enough ??

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Anthony Wells RE: Where is software info kept -- locally or on Secunia's servers?
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The psia.exe is constantly connecting to the server to correlate the metadata it is reading on your system ; the psi.exe will display the report by opening the gui .

Do you need any other info ??

If not , it's late for me here (CET) and I'm off to beddybies .

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Hi,

Did you read the privacy policy and the readme?

When the PSI makes a scan, it sends the data to our servers. On the servers, the data is compared to our rules, and the results are generated which are then send back to you.

The data from your scan is stored on our servers until the next scan, or in the case you delete your profile, until the next backup "flush". This is all done in accordance with our privacy policy.

Has this answered your question?
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