Secunia Question after installing

luis_prAugust 12, 2012

I installed Secunia PSI after reading information about it on this forum. Odd program. When I hover the cursor over the taskbar icon, it says that there are programs that require manual updates so, I click on the icon, a screen outline appears and then disappears. Is that normal? I am running Windows XP SP3 and IE 8.

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I'd uninstall Secunia and reinstall it. Sounds like you got a bad download/installation.

    Bookmark   August 12, 2012 at 5:18AM
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I do not think so. This is not the first time I have tried -unsuccessfully- to reinstall and could not get anything but the outline of the secunia window for a second or two. Note: after unistalling, I have restarted the PC.

Just in case, I tried again (now) the unistall and it still did the same thing after I rebooted and reinstalled it.

    Bookmark   August 12, 2012 at 9:48PM
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ravencajun Zone 8b TX

Try using the online scan version, see if you have any problems with it.

    Bookmark   August 12, 2012 at 10:08PM
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Might want to try revo uninstaller, this will get rid of possible reg keys that may be an issue, then once more reinstall it, after cleaning out temp files. If problems persist I think there is an on line version of the program that runs from the web site no install necessary.

Please download and install Revo Uninstaller Free. See link below:

* Double click Revo Uninstaller to run it.

* From the list of programs double click on The Program to remove

* When prompted if you want to uninstall click Yes.

* Be sure the Moderate option is selected then click Next.

* The program will run, If prompted again click Yes

* when the built-in uninstaller is finished click on Next.

* Once the program has searched for leftovers click Next.

* Check/tick the bolded items only on the list then click Delete

* when prompted click on Yes and then on next.

* put a check on any folders that are found and select delete

* when prompted select yes then on next

* Once done click Finish.


Clean out your temporary internet files and temp files.

Download TFC by OldTimer click Here to your desktop. Click the Save file tab, save it to the desktop. Then double click it to run it.

Double-clickTFC.exe to run it.

Note: If you are running on Vista, right-click on the file and choose Run As Administrator

TFC will close all programs when run, so make sure you have saved all your work before you begin

* Click the Start button to begin the cleaning process.
* Depending on how often you clean temp files, execution time should be anywhere from a few seconds to a minute or two.
* Please let TFC run uninterrupted until it is finished.

Once TFC is finished it should restart your computer. If it does not, please manually restart the computer yourself to ensure a complete cleaning.

Why are we doing that, well installs can leave left overs in a temp file that might cause an issue.

Here is a link that might be useful: .revouninstaller

    Bookmark   August 12, 2012 at 10:13PM
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This link will get you to the on line version of secunia, I've never used it my self..

Here is a link that might be useful: osi/online

    Bookmark   August 12, 2012 at 10:20PM
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I don't like that Secunia program. Twice on my own computers, once maybe 2 yrs ago,, and just recently installed it. Both times there were problems with a simple download/install. I tinkered with it and then got rid of it fast.

I will give it credit for one thing... it listed some of my programs that were up to date nicely, but it surely doesn't show all installed programs ... an odd thing it does was it wanted to update two programs that were uninstalled - one recent uninstall,, and one thats been gone a very long time.

From my own personal experiences,, I would never recommend that program.

    Bookmark   August 13, 2012 at 12:56AM
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ravencajun Zone 8b TX

I personally always use the online scan and have never had any problems with it. There's a few other ones around that do similar update information but I have never tried them.

    Bookmark   August 13, 2012 at 2:44AM
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