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    Platinum Lounger
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    Jan 2001
    Quedgeley, Gloucester, England
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    Secunia Software Inspector

    The Secunia Software Inspector downloads a small program to check your operating system and software for insecure versions and missing security updates. Even asking it to search in non-standard locations took less than five minutes.

    The <img src=/S/free.gif border=0 alt=free width=30 height=15> version inspects only a limited number of applications, but on my machine these included: <UL><LI>Windows XP Service Packs<LI>Adobe Reader<LI>Apple QuickTime<LI>Outlook Express<LI>Windows Media Player<LI>Internet Explorer<LI>Firefox<LI>RealPlayer<LI>WinZip<LI>Mac romedia Flash Player<LI>Sun Java JRE[/list]and pointed out that still-installed earlier versions of some software were insecure. In all instances on my PC these did not appear in "Add or Remove Programs", but just as subdirectories in Program Files...

    Worth a try, I think.
    <font face="Script MT Bold"><font color=blue><big><big>John</big></big></font color=blue></font face=script>

    Ita, esto, quidcumque...

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    Uranium Lounger viking33's Avatar
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    Jun 2002
    Cape Cod, Massachusetts, USA
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    Re: Secunia Software Inspector


    I did try this for a few times and it did point out a couple of software items that had updates available.
    In some cases, when I used the update link to get the latest versions, it worked fine, but in other cases it insisted that I STILL had the old versions installed. This despite the fact that I went to those programs and verified that I now had the "latest" versions.

    I eventually got tired of this and stopped using Secunia.

    Long ago, there was a time when men cursed and beat on the ground with sticks. It was called witchcraft.
    Today it is called golf!

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