Even today most PC users prefer the Windows operating system over other options such as Linux. The dominance of Windows is rather all pervasive in the personal computer space and yet Windows has a reputation to being vulnerable to security threats. Now if you use a top of the line security tool then you are likely to be relatively more secure. However if you are using a free security application like Microsoft Security essentials and are not regular in downloading Windows updates, chances of you being vulnerable to several threats exist. To know the possible vulnerabilities you can try using the Free Windows Vulnerability Scanner 1.0.
Once you launch the Free Windows Vulnerability Scanner 1.0, it starts analyzing your system and showcases the possible vulnerabilities before you. The results are displayed in simple interface in a linear fashion and you can note the seriousness of the threats too. You can get details about the risk level associated with each specific threat. Where the patches for the vulnerabilities are available, the software gives their exact location so you can download the patch and secure your system. The application maintains a detailed log of the scans it performs on your system and you access the same to know more about the pressing threats. The results displayed by tool though require more than basic knowledge of computers to understand. If for a novice users, some of the threats may not make much sense. Yet for an advanced user the application serves as a source of precise insight.
Free Windows Vulnerability Scanner 1.0 application is capable of identifying a wide range of vulnerabilities and hence is marked with a score of two rating stars. However the tool does not offer much practical value and works only to encourage its user to opt for the Protector plus utility to resolve the security issues.