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Re: Secunia PSI
« Reply #15 on: July 24, 2011, 10:56:22 AM »
This application meant for someone who:
1. Having little knowledge of how to download and installing update.
2. Ignorant of updating their software.
3. Lazy

That must be me then - I have it.

I use it once a month to check that I have succeeded in keeping everything up to date. It takes about 2 minutes.

Occasionally it finds something that I haven't updated.

It also sometimes finds older versions (often of flash) that weren't removed despite me having updated.

I think I'll keep it.


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Re: Secunia PSI
« Reply #16 on: July 24, 2011, 02:46:40 PM »
This application meant for someone who:
1. Having little knowledge of how to download and installing update.
2. Ignorant of updating their software.
3. Lazy

That must be me then - I have it.

I use it once a month to check that I have succeeded in keeping everything up to date. It takes about 2 minutes.

Occasionally it finds something that I haven't updated.

It also sometimes finds older versions (often of flash) that weren't removed despite me having updated.

I think I'll keep it.
I have it and I'm not lazy nor have little knowledge about updating software but is good at finding old remnants of Flash that are not properly removed.

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Re: Secunia PSI
« Reply #17 on: July 24, 2011, 03:14:13 PM »
Thanks for all your replies. I agree that it is probably more use to the novice user and yes nearly all programs will display a pop-up when an update becomes available. I think it's more useful for people who want their programs constantly monitored and updated automatically.

Personally, i prefer to be alerted by the program itself when an update is available and install it myself.

Although i also agree it is very good on the flash updates and alerts you of an update even before Adobe does.
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Re: Secunia PSI
« Reply #18 on: July 24, 2011, 03:36:43 PM »
1. Thanks for all your replies.

2. Although i also agree it is very good on the flash updates and alerts you of an update even before Adobe does.

1. You're welcome..!
2. The forum is (usually) even quicker. ;)
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Re: Secunia PSI
« Reply #19 on: July 24, 2011, 09:24:46 PM »
But is good at finding old remnants of Flash that are not properly removed.
Agree.
But seems too much for just flash... a resident for only flash remains? ???
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« Reply #20 on: July 24, 2011, 09:47:19 PM »
No resident I simply use the online app.
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Re: Secunia PSI
« Reply #21 on: July 24, 2011, 09:49:36 PM »
No resident I simply use the online app.

So you changed your mind..? ;) (Reply #2)
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Re: Secunia PSI
« Reply #22 on: July 24, 2011, 09:53:54 PM »
No resident I simply use the online app.

So you changed your mind..? ;) (Reply #2)
No my comment where always about the online app.
I've never used the resident program.
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Re: Secunia PSI
« Reply #23 on: July 24, 2011, 10:06:57 PM »
No my comment where always about the online app.
I've never used the resident program.

I see.
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Re: Secunia PSI
« Reply #24 on: February 08, 2012, 07:03:07 PM »
I can't understand what has happened to the tray icon of my Secunia PSI. It doesn't change its colour and there are no pop-ups saying how many per cent of updated programmes I have.
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« Reply #25 on: February 09, 2012, 01:44:39 AM »
I can't understand what has happened to the tray icon of my Secunia PSI. It doesn't change its colour and there are no pop-ups saying how many per cent of updated programmes I have.
Move your mouse pointer over the tray icon and it will show you the Secunia PSI score then start it to see what you need updated.

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Re: Secunia PSI
« Reply #26 on: February 09, 2012, 02:41:48 AM »
I don't have automatic program update running using Secunia PSI, I prefer to have a little warning to remind me to update while I manually do it that way so I know what's been updated onto my PC without knowing behind my back ;)

It safer than been sorry ;) :D
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Re: Secunia PSI
« Reply #27 on: February 09, 2012, 08:13:41 PM »
Move your mouse pointer over the tray icon and it will show you the Secunia PSI score then start it to see what you need updated.
The tray icon must change its colour depending on the score but in my tray it remains red. When I opened the main window it shows that I have 100%. And the pop-up only says: "Secunia PSI Tray".
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Re: Secunia PSI
« Reply #28 on: February 09, 2012, 08:25:20 PM »
I don't always run secunia, and I don't have it running in the background, but it's a fantastic piece of software. Not just for beginners btw... it will indeed avoid you the hassle to check every single programs that does not auto update, and there are quite a few... most of them.

important: this situation should take an end with Windows 8 and Windows Store ;)

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Re: Secunia PSI
« Reply #29 on: February 10, 2012, 03:59:39 PM »
Move your mouse pointer over the tray icon and it will show you the Secunia PSI score then start it to see what you need updated.
The tray icon must change its colour depending on the score but in my tray it remains red. When I opened the main window it shows that I have 100%. And the pop-up only says: "Secunia PSI Tray".
That's good!   8)