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Warning from Secunia Online Software Inspector


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A couple years ago, someone from Geeks To Go recommended to me Secunia Online Software Inspector - http://secunia.com/v...line/?task=load -

The last couple months, when I run it, I get
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Block potentially unsafe components from being run?

Java has discovered application components that could indicate a security concern. Contact the application vendor to insure that it has not been tampered with.

The application contains both signed and unsigned code.
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I responded to Block it, so of course it doesn't run.

So I found an article on Geeks recommending Secunia PSI. - http://www.geekstogo...h-autopatching/

I downloaded it and ran it. It worked for a while updating programs on my PC, but it stayed on Updating Apple Quick Time for hours. I finally stopped it.

What do you recommend for something to scan for out of date software?
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FileHippo's updatechecker is not Java based like Secunia and seems to work well. (I think it uses .net) http://www.filehippo.../updatechecker/

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I tried it. It will only run on my HP_Administrator account, not my personal account. I try to run it on my personal account and nothing happens. My personal account is where I go 99% of the time. Do you know what's going on?

Thanks.
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Right click on it and Run As Admin. Does it run now?
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Forgot to mention that I tried that. No go.
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Try making Firefox your default browser. I think there is some problem with IE.
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Firefox is already my default browser.
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Not sure why it is not working for you. I use it all of the time. What version of Windows? 32 or 64? What firewall?

You can also try

http://cleansofts.or...e-notifier.html

I have no experience with it but it's recommended here: http://lifehacker.co...re-update-tools

Also: http://www.7tutorial...oftware-updates

offers a few more.
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Windows 7
64 bit
using ISP Verizon Fios' firewall
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I've used it before on Win 7 64. Couldn't get it to start automatically but it did work when you manually ran it by right clicking and Run As Admin.

Don't know anything about the firewall. Does it block outgoing connections from programs it doesn't know?
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I don't know. I've loaded various programs over the years and don't recall having this problem.
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All I can say is try one of the other programs and see if it will work.
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The other web sites you reference...you know them to be trusted web sites with reliable information?
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They are OK. But any site can be compromised so you might want to submit any downloads to virustotal.com and see what they say before you install it.
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