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How can I uninstall Secunia PSI


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#1 Cranqueen

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Posted 11 November 2010 - 12:12 PM

In an attempt to get uninstall a rogue anti-virus, I downloaded Secunia which is NOT working as I had expected. (Clicking on the solutions just opens a weird word document that does not offer a solution) and since I downloaded it, my computer is so SLOW that it is crawling. I cannot figure out how to uninstall Secunia. Can you help me?

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Posted 11 November 2010 - 12:18 PM

Have you tried going to Control Panel > Add or Remove Programs > Scroll down the list when populated to Secunia PSI and removing.

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Posted 11 November 2010 - 02:55 PM

I would like to post a print screen of my Control Panel, there is no "add or remove programs" there. I am running Windows Vista... do I look elsewhere for it?

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Posted 11 November 2010 - 03:39 PM

Try this method. First check in the system tray by the clock for the PSI icon. Right click it and select something that says End,close,exit etc...

Go to the uninstall tool in the folder and click on the Uninstall tool
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Posted 12 November 2010 - 02:54 PM

In Vista its called programs and software or something to that extent.
I noticed Secunia slowing my system down as well.
Basically what it does it to make sure all your programs are up to date
In the beginning there was the command line.

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Posted 12 November 2010 - 08:58 PM

there is no "add or remove programs" there. I am running Windows Vista... do I look elsewhere for it?

In Vista, that would be "Programs and Features".

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Posted 12 November 2010 - 10:26 PM

I never let it run in the background. I only use it once a month to make sure I'm up to date. Then when I'm up to date, I close it completely till next month. Make sure you remove it from startup list as well, if thats the direction you want to go.

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Posted 13 November 2010 - 12:22 PM

When I click in the system tray, the only options I see are: Open Secunia, Reload Interface, and About Secunia. I attempted to delete it from Programs, it begins to delete and then it tells me I need "permission", even though I am logged on as the administrator? I am sorta a newbie at this kind of stuff. Can you explain how to remove it from Start-up.. that might be all I need.

Additionally, whenever I do let it run and click on solution, Word opens and a weird unreadable document with symbols and jibberish opens up that is no help whatsoever. I am not getting any benefit from Secunia at all. But it would be nice to at least stop it from running everytime I log on.

Edited by Cranqueen, 13 November 2010 - 12:32 PM.


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Posted 21 November 2010 - 06:01 PM

To stop PSI from launching @ startup & running in the background, open the GUI & select the settings tab---clear the checkmark next to Start the Secunia PSI on boot

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Posted 09 December 2010 - 03:34 AM

Thank you. I finally was able to stop Secunia from launching at start-up. I would really love to be able to utilize this software, but as I said below if I click on "solution" either a weird unreadable WORD document opens up OR I get "an error occurred while attempting to open the specified URL" . Even though it continues to warn me that I have 5 programs that are insecure, I cannot "get" an answer as to what to do about them: Adobe Air 1.x . Adobe Flash Player 10.x Adobe Flash Player 10.x Adobe Reader 8.x and Microsoft Windows Vista. AND YES, Adobe Flash Player 10.x is listed TWICE... Any suggestions?

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Posted 09 December 2010 - 06:11 AM

Flash is listed twice because there are different versions for IE and Firefox. When Secunia wants to update a program, it gives you a direct link to do so. If it's not giving you that, maybe it's corrupted. I don't know. I've used Secunia for three years and never had a problem with it.

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Posted 07 July 2012 - 05:45 AM

I had this problem when uninstalling PSI 2 from Win 7 x64. PSI wouldn't complete the uninstall process, it hung shortly after starting.

I managed to get around the problem by installing the latest version of PSI - PSI 3 - which has its own built in uninstaller which DOES remove PSI 2. Then you can uninstall Version 3 in the usual way if you want.

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Posted 10 April 2013 - 09:31 PM

HELLOOOOOO Good people, 

 

Just had this problem on my parents Win Vista desktop and the last post is accurate, but let me just expand on what i found out. First, if youve gone to the programs and features window and you were able to uninstall it that way, CONGRATS. If you were not able to do it this way then try this. Go to the exact location of the Secunis PSI program (C:\program files\Secunis) and go as far in as you can. somewhere in the folder there is an uninstal.exe. double click on it and it should uninstall the program. after that is finished you can delete all the files in the secunis folder and then the secunis folder itself. 

 

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