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    Hi.... just ran Secunia which gave a general clean bill of health except that it says there are 11 programs which need attention but that an expert should attend to them. What might these be? How are they exposed? How are they rectified? Seeing they are not shown how much of a threat might they be? Thanks Dave.[attachment=84665:Req_Attention.png]
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    As the screenshot indicates, those 11 programs most probably aren't a serious security risk. They might be older versions of programs in your I386 folder, for example - such versions are never run under normal circumstances.

    If you would like to know which ones they are, switch to Advanced interface mode by clicking the link in the upper right corner of the PSI window:
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    PSI will show a warning; click OK.
    Then look at the Insecure and End-of-Life tabs to check which programs are now listed there.
    If you wish, you can post screenshots of the results here.
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    [quote name='HansV' post='784212' date='12-Jul-2009 14:59']As the screenshot indicates, those 11 programs most probably aren't a serious security risk. They might be older versions of programs in your I386 folder, for example - such versions are never run under normal circumstances.

    If you would like to know which ones they are, switch to Advanced interface mode by clicking the link in the upper right corner of the PSI window:
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    PSI will show a warning; click OK.
    Then look at the Insecure and End-of-Life tabs to check which programs are now listed there.
    If you wish, you can post screenshots of the results here.[/quote]


    Thanks you Hans. attached is the screen shot of the "End of life" progs. Regards Dave.[attachment=84668:End_of_Life.png]
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    Please activate the End-of-Life tab, and click each of the programs listed there in turn. Secunia may have a proposed solution.

    Some comments on individual programs:
    • There is definitely a newer version of Google Toolbar - click Download Solution or Solution Wizard.
    • To get a newer version of PowerDVD, you'd need to pay. Unless you really need PowerDVD, you could uninstall it (there are many alternative DVD players, such as Microsoft Media Player, VLC Player etc.)
    • You don't need Adobe AIR, you can uninstall it through the Add or Remove Programs control panel.
    • There might be a newer version of Adobe Flash Player - click Download Solution or Solution Wizard to see what Secunia suggests.
    • What do you need Apache for? Do you run a web server?
    • If you use Access 2000, there's probably not much you can do about it. Office 2000 is now almost 10 years old...

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    Here's a screenshot of where Hans was suggesting you look:

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    Secunia is reporting 16 Insecure programs and 5 end-of-life programs
    You should look at the insecure tab and fix those first, as these are programs with current known vulnerabilities.

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    [quote name='StuartR' post='784243' date='12-Jul-2009 20:06']Secunia is reporting 16 Insecure programs and 5 end-of-life programs
    You should look at the insecure tab and fix those first, as these are programs with current known vulnerabilities.[/quote]

    Thanks gents, with your assistance I have managed to purge my computer of all the "End of life" and "Insecure" programs. I did initially have difficulty locating them as they did not appear in the "Add / Delete" box! in the Control Panel but then after much perusing noticed the (Location path field in Secunia) which pointed me to where they lurked and so was able navigate to & delete them. A lot of this hassle has arisen from the replacing of Photo Editor with Photo Manager in 2003 which I find less easy to use than the former so inserted my 2000 disc and extracted PE. The down side is [as mentioned in a previous post] I keep getting a prompt telling me to install the rest of 2000 which I don't want. However it seems that at some point I must have done just that to prevent the prompt from annoyingly appearing on screen hence Secunia warning me that there were elements regarding 2000 that were Insecure. NOW, having deleted the said Insecure items I again am getting the same prompt on screen so I must investigate PM to see if I can get the hang of it. Phewwwwwww, how complicated are these
    D........n things. Cheers anyway & thanks a lot. Dave
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