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#1 John H Nolen

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Posted 17 January 2015 - 05:03 AM

I have a Dell Netbook with Win7 starter. After the Win update, Secunia will not connect to the internet. I have put secunia on the trusted sites in IE 11 and made sure Active X was enabled. Has any one had this problem? How can it be corrected?

 

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Posted 17 January 2015 - 07:52 AM

Hi John,

 

In response to your query, yes I also experienced a problem with Secunia. My problem was resolved by completely uninstalling Secunia PSI and then re-installing through BC's downloads.

 

Hope this helps. Keep us advised.

 

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Posted 17 January 2015 - 12:19 PM

I uninstalled Secunia PSI and reinstalled it several times. It still will not connect to the internet.

 

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Posted 17 January 2015 - 12:21 PM

What are BC's downloads?

 

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Posted 17 January 2015 - 12:36 PM

John:

 

"BC" = Bleeping Computer.  I suspect that the poster is referring to downloads available on the Bleeping Computer website.  Hope this helps.  Have a great day.

 

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Posted 17 January 2015 - 12:42 PM

Thank you, I didn't realize that BC had these downloads. I have uninstalled Secunia and will now reinstall it frim the BC list.

 

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Posted 17 January 2015 - 12:48 PM

I have reinstalled Secunia from BC downloads and it still will not connect to the internet.

 

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Posted 18 January 2015 - 02:01 PM

From what I understand of Secunia (have never used it), it is a complementary program to your virus and firewall security programs (and hopefully anti-malware software as well).  Since it is purported to scan for security vulnerabilities in applications, it may well be that your firewall is detecting it as a threat and blocking it; or, your anti-virus did not permit it to correctly install.  You could try disabling your anti-virus and firewall (and any anti-malware software real time scanning) and see if you can get it to install again.  It would seem that something is blocking it from.  Since Internet access is the issue you are reporting, my guess is you need to to add Secunia to your firewall "white list" so that it can communicate with its server.

 

Hope this helps.  Let us know how you make out.  Have a great day.

 

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Posted 19 January 2015 - 09:54 AM

I have added Secunia to my fire wall and it will not connect with the internet.I have Microsoft Security Essentials for my Anti Virus.



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Posted 19 January 2015 - 01:49 PM

Will Secunia connect to the Internet if you boot into "Safe Mode With Networking?"

 

Is it possible that you have two firewalls running?  Check under the Control Panel, System and Security.  I have Bitdefender as my av and firewall solution and sometimes Windows Defender turns itself on as well.  I think that results from when I temporarily disable the Bitdefender Firewall to install anti-malware program updates.

 

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Posted 20 January 2015 - 09:17 AM

It will connect but not run a scan.

 

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Posted 20 January 2015 - 10:29 AM

John:

 

It seems likely then, that Windows is loading something during normal start-up that is blocking Secunia's access to the Internet.  That Secunia won't scan is probably because one its drivers, or drivers/software that it relies on, are not loaded in Safe Mode.

 

A few links to check out for you:

 

http://windowssecrets.com/forums/showthread.php/144234-Can-t-open-Secunia-PSI

 

http://windowssecrets.com/forums/showthread.php/164692-SFC-scannow-amp-Secunia-PSI

 

I would definitely recommend running "sfc /scannow" just to eliminate a Windows Integriy issue.

 

If none of the suggestions in the two links will solve your problem, I would recommend posting in the Secunia Forums and/or contacting their Technical Support.  The folks there will be much better informed than I am, and it seems not too many of the pros here on the BC Forum are familiar with Secunia.  Personally, I have never used it.

 

Hope this is of some help.  Good luck and have a great day.

 

Regards,

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