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Jax92 "A Program was Removed" Without Permission
Member 16th Jun, 2011 06:26
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I finished installing several Windows Updates today, three of which were:

Security Update for Microsoft.NET Framework 4 on Windows XP, Windows Server 2003, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2 for x64-based Systems (KB2518870)

Security Update for Microsoft.NET Framework 4 on Windows XP, Windows Server 2003, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2 for x64-based Systems (KB2478863)

Security Update for .NET Framework 3.5 SP1, Windows Vista SP2, and Windows Server 2008 SP2 for x64-based Systems (KB2518866)


After the updates installed, a green Secunia balloon popped up saying "A program was removed." It listed one of the above updates. (Sorry, I should have checked out exactly which one it was before the balloon disappeared.)

After checking Secunia application, I wasn't able to locate the removed update. Is there some place to check for anything Secunia removes? It was done without my permission.

I also would like to know why the update was (supposedly) removed. I'm asking because the updates are still showing as being installed in Windows Update. I'm not sure which application to believe (Secunia or Windows Update). Why did Secunia (supposedly) remove one of the above updates?

Thanks for your response.

Jax92




taffy078 RE: "A Program was Removed" Without Permission
Contributor 16th Jun, 2011 07:58
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Hi there. I'm just dashing out so this is only a part answer (I hope!).

Did you re-start your PC after installing the MS updates? Did you then re-scan with PSI?

PSI removes the insecure program when installing the new version but I'm sure someone will give you a more informative answer shortly. The main thing is not to worry - PSI has done its job.

Must dash - bye.

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taffy078, West Yorkshire, UK

Desktop: Compaq Presario (OEM) 32 bit / AMD Athlon / 2 GB RAM
XP Home - SP3/ IE8/ Norton IS - Secunia PSI v2.0.0.3003

Laptop: Win 7 / IE11 / PSI v2.0.0.3003
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Maurice Joyce RE: "A Program was Removed" Without Permission
Handling Contributor 16th Jun, 2011 10:35
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Secunia PSI does not remove any programmes. See this thread:

http://secunia.com/community/forum/thread/show/975...

Secunia PSI will inform U if a process has been removed either by the user or by a programme vendor but DOES NOT actually remove anything itself.



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Windows 7 SP1 64 Bit OS
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Jax92 RE: "A Program was Removed" Without Permission
Member 16th Jun, 2011 19:21
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Thank you; appreciate it.
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