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jaywalker
03-12-08, 17:22
http://secunia.com/vulnerability_scanning/personal/

Just found this utility today (thanks to theregister.co.uk) and its really useful for giving you a simple view of how secure your pc is..

Totally free :) and very thorough

NatlaCrazyness
03-12-08, 17:26
Secunia PSI System Score: 100%

:yah:

Sir Croft
03-12-08, 17:29
Nice. Unfortunately, the problem is that your PC is never secure enough. The best solution, along with security softwares, is keeping your eyes open to the websites you visit, files you download and applications you instal.

NatlaCrazyness
03-12-08, 17:31
Nice. Unfortunately, the problem is that your PC is never secure enough. The best solution, along with security softwares, is [B]keeping your eyes open to the websites you visit, files you download and applications you install.

That's what I do :)

jaywalker
03-12-08, 17:31
Nice. Unfortunately, the problem is that your PC is never secure enough. The best solution, along with security softwares, is keeping your eyes open to the websites you visit, files you download and applications you instal.

This tracks a lot of things for u..

Alex Fly
03-12-08, 17:31
Thanks for posting this. It's scanning ATM.

EDIT : 91%... :pi:

Phlip
03-12-08, 17:33
94%
Gonna fix the four problems, now. :)

EDIT:

Now it's 100% with 0 security threats. :jmp:

NatlaCrazyness
03-12-08, 17:34
94%
Gnna fix the four problems, now. :)

Thanks for posting this. It's scanning ATM.

EDIT : 91%... :pi:

Woot! My PC beats all! On the first scan without any fixes needed. :)

jaywalker
03-12-08, 17:35
The stats shown for number of people running seriously outdated versions etc is really scary

MrBear
03-12-08, 17:48
98 % here :) it says my anti-virus program is a problem.. Irony :D

Phlip
03-12-08, 17:55
Woot! My PC beats all! On the first scan without any fixes needed. :)
:):
Secunia PSI System Score: 100% :yah:

KC Mraz
03-12-08, 17:56
On the first run i got 94% with 3 security threats all on Adobe products: Macromedia Flash (?), Adobe Flash and Adobe Reader.

On the simple interface i have a System socre of 100%, but on the Advanced only 98% due to Adobe Flash. But for much that i use the Adobe Flash Player Unistaller to remore any previous version and update to de latest, the problem doesn't seem to go :confused:

Edit: Unistalled Flash Player 9 and updated to version 10. Everything okay now :tmb:

http://i35.************/2igh9qw.png

Gabi
03-12-08, 18:04
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v506/Gabicats/secuniascan.gif

First time. :tmb:

Alex Fly
03-12-08, 18:13
99% now ! Just one more program to fix and that will be ok. :)

Lenochka
03-12-08, 18:17
41%!!!! :(


90% ;)

TRfan23
03-12-08, 19:07
Huh?

http://i33.************/zn3bx1.jpg

ELEN
03-12-08, 19:55
:confused:

http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e18/elen_gr/secunia2.jpg

jamieoliver22
03-12-08, 20:02
EDIT: ^ Haha :D

I got about 85% or something, because of some old programs such as Adobe Reader and Flash. Some programs I don't necessarily want to update to the latest version anyway, and some I don't even use often.

But yeah, my computer is pretty save - I know what to look out for anyway, and I know how to keep protected. I need to get a small cheap PC for a Smoothwall/m0n0wall though...

Smog
03-12-08, 20:04
It was 84% to begin with - a couple of hours of tinkering later and it's up to 100%. :)

God knows when the last time I updated iTunes was.

Tomb Raider Master
03-12-08, 20:12
95% safe ATM.

Tomb Raider Master
03-12-08, 20:12
:confused:

http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e18/elen_gr/secunia2.jpg
Haha, can't believe it! :D

ELEN
03-12-08, 20:12
EDIT: ^ Haha :D



What the heck? :p

Titanium
03-12-08, 20:14
:confused:

http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e18/elen_gr/secunia2.jpg

"Our software is a threat to you... update us. :D"

spikejones
03-12-08, 20:15
mine is the MOST secure right now because it is DEAD and not online. BTW... the computer is no longer a "personal computer" AKA "PC" once it is connected to the internet. I always laugh at that term. Has anyone here ever heard of "Avenue A"? You download it whenever you come here... its a tracking cookie used to find what sites you visit and then displays adds (up top here) based upon the content of those websites. So yeah... if you visit this site a lot and then go to another web site that uses the Avenue A tracking system... you'll end up getting adds for Tomb Raider, and vice versa. We get to thank google for spying on us like that.

Tombreaper
03-12-08, 20:19
100%, but I don't trust that Secunia program.

ELEN
03-12-08, 20:19
"Our software is a threat to you... update us. :D"

Hahahahaha!!! :D LOL LOL LOL!!!!! Ok, I'll stop here. I won't ruin the thread :p

Tihocan9
03-12-08, 20:20
92% I rather like this program, letting me know what is needed fixed and gives you the solution instead of having you go on a wild goose hunt is nice.

Tomb Raider Master
03-12-08, 20:25
Well, I've just done everything the program suggested, and it's 100%...for now.

Anubis_AF
03-12-08, 20:26
"Our software is a threat to you... update us. :D"
:D

Apparently Yahoo Messenger, Adobe Reader, and WinRar are critical threats :D LOL. Got 95%

Swaye
03-12-08, 20:31
I've got 96% :D

Punaxe
03-12-08, 20:52
That's great and all, but part of my personal security policy is not installing anything I don't absolutely need, which includes so-called secutiry inspectors :p

EmeraldFields
03-12-08, 22:00
94%

Hmm, Adobe Flashplayer is considered a level 4 threat?

digitizedboy
03-12-08, 22:05
hmm not very secure, I've got about 3 viruses on it. lol

jaywalker
04-12-08, 09:10
That's great and all, but part of my personal security policy is not installing anything I don't absolutely need, which includes so-called secutiry inspectors :p

they have an online scanner so dont have to install anything.

It was more a curiosity to see how outdated alot of peoples machines are. Seems like most people on here do take care of their machines..

Punaxe
04-12-08, 11:33
they have an online scanner so dont have to install anything.

It was more a curiosity to see how outdated alot of peoples machines are. Seems like most people on here do take care of their machines..

Ah yes, I see!

Hmm my only problem was WinAMP 2.91, which I deliberately never updated because I don't like the newer versions... Didn't know this was a problem. Guess I'll have to look into other players...

Alex Fly
04-12-08, 11:38
:confused:

http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e18/elen_gr/secunia2.jpg
This is hilarious ! :vlol:

sandygrimm
05-12-08, 13:01
It's a real virus net sometimes even if I have a very good anti virus

MattTR
05-12-08, 14:22
VLC Media Player
AIM Messenger
Windows Live Messenger
And Java?

This test doesn't make any sense.. what I've noticed is it only scans and picks things which connect to the internet, I dont trust it.

Uninstalled :p

jaywalker
05-12-08, 14:23
VLC Media Player
AIM Messenger
Windows Live Messenger
And Java?

This test doesn't make any sense.. what I've noticed is it only scans and picks things which connect to the internet, I dont trust it.

Uninstalled :p

well yeh, cos anything that connects to teh net will open u up for attack wont it if its an old out of date version. thats whole point of the tool..

MattTR
05-12-08, 14:29
well yeh, cos anything that connects to teh net will open u up for attack wont it if its an old out of date version. thats whole point of the tool..

Yeah but what if you already installed or received a bad file like a picture image or mp3? That would be more likely then having it in Windows Live or an AIM Messaging program, don't you think?

dream raider
05-12-08, 14:30
91%

I need to update some outdated programs... :p

jaywalker
05-12-08, 14:30
Yeah but what if you already installed or received a bad file like a picture image or mp3? I'd guess it would be more like to have those, how many people could have a virus in their Windows Live or Aim Messenger program?

its not just about virus's, its about exploits in the code, so if ya running an old version people can just send u a msg and use a reply as a connection to hack u.. (okay i sound like the daily mail there but u know wat i mean)

its a guide to show u if u are running old outdated software

*laralover*
05-12-08, 14:38
85%

7 threats all Adobe and Sun Java :p

MattTR
05-12-08, 14:42
its not just about virus's, its about exploits in the code, so if ya running an old version people can just send u a msg and use a reply as a connection to hack u.. (okay i sound like the daily mail there but u know wat i mean)

its a guide to show u if u are running old outdated software

Oh, I understand. I still don't understand how AIM and Windows live are outdated if I update them every time they tell me to, but every program has its faults. Thanks Jay Man. :D

Tomb-Dude
05-12-08, 15:05
Scanning mine... can't wait to see how bad my 7-8 yeas 7-8 year old pc is :D
Dad has newest PC this is just my own, rubbish little brick.


Oh finished... 91%
0 threats

I'm shocked personally. Was expecting a lot worse.

Logie 12 =]
05-12-08, 15:23
oooh nice! thanks jay.. Scanning Atm :D
Edit :
Security Threats: 7 Secunia System Score: [?] 87% Last Full System Scan: [?] 1 minute ago
ill fix the problems now :)

Lara_Zoz2006
05-12-08, 15:26
Im just scanning now, all my programs are old, photoshop etc coz i cant afford the new ones is that gonna effect my percentage?

Oh that was a suprise .

91% with 7 threats, all Adobe Flash Player 9 and Sun Java:jmp:

Ward Dragon
08-12-08, 08:41
94%

Hmm, Adobe Flashplayer is considered a level 4 threat?

I think that means you have an old version still installed even if you updated to the new version. You probably have to uninstall it completely and then download the latest version.