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    Win7 network stuck in 'Public' mode




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    Win7 network stuck in 'Public' mode


    By Fred Langa

    When Win7's network-location setting fails, you may need to sneak in the back way.

    A mangled location setting can make a PC think that safe home or work networks are unsafe Public networks — and prevent you from correcting the problem!

    The full text of this column is posted at windowssecrets.com/langalist-plus/win7-network-stuck-in-public-mode/ (paid content, opens in a new window/tab).

    Columnists typically cannot reply to comments here, but do incorporate the best tips into future columns.
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    PSI security alert for Google Chrome

    I received the same alert - it appears a previous data file was not removed during recent updates so going to Google Chrome folder and removal of that old data folder corrected the problem.

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    PSI and User AppData

    Quote Originally Posted by donaldhf View Post
    I received the same alert - it appears a previous data file was not removed during recent updates so going to Google Chrome folder and removal of that old data folder corrected the problem.
    These sorts of issues cause a lot of headaches for PSI users. Flash Player doesn't remove old versions of itself. Java can be just as bad. Programs make copies of Java, Flash, or app data, and use older versions installed in non-standard locations. And browsers and email clients do not delete old profile data when updating or upgrading.

    Secunia PSI in each case shows all the paths to the locations of the offending zombie data. You can then go to each location and delete the old, insecure copies or data files and folders. This is really the only way to be secure when applications do not cleanup after themselves when updating.

    Sorry, Fred, but uninstalling and reinstalling these applications, including Chrome, will not always erase old profile and application data. Actually hunting down each instance and manually deleting the data folders is the only surefire way to clean up after an upgrade.

    In Chrome on Windows 7 64-bit the folder is :[username]/AppData/Local/Google/Chrome/Application

    There you should only keep the current version folder for each user on your computer. Backup copies on the same hard drive (if PSI is scanning all partitions) should also be purged when updating Chrome.

    For email clients, there are also often user data files under the Roaming Folder of AppData.
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    What is this pesky Installiqupdater?

    Fred Wrote;
    The application should appear in Control Panel’s Uninstall or change a program (Win7) or Add or Remove Programs (Win XP) tool as the “InstallIQ Updater” or something very similar. Select it and click Uninstall, and it should soon be gone.
    You can also search your system and the Registry, removing any instance of files with installiq as part of their name. (Type *installiq*.* into your search bar.)


    Why not use RevoUninstaller? If you use "advanced mode", it will search out and delete Registry items.
    http://www.revouninstaller.com/revo_..._download.html
    Unless you want the added features of the Pro Version, make sure you download the Free Version (on the left).
    kk

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    Quote Originally Posted by yogi22 View Post
    Fred Wrote;
    The application should appear in Control Panel’s Uninstall or change a program (Win7) or Add or Remove Programs (Win XP) tool as the “InstallIQ Updater” or something very similar. Select it and click Uninstall, and it should soon be gone.
    You can also search your system and the Registry, removing any instance of files with installiq as part of their name. (Type *installiq*.* into your search bar.)


    Why not use RevoUninstaller? If you use "advanced mode", it will search out and delete Registry items.
    http://www.revouninstaller.com/revo_..._download.html
    Unless you want the added features of the Pro Version, make sure you download the Free Version (on the left).
    kk
    The Pro version is needed for 64-bit uninstalls.
    -- Bob Primak --

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