Use Symantec Security Check to check online system safety

Symantec Security Check tests your computer’s exposure to a wide range of online threats. It’s free and an effective tool that helps determine your Internet security needs. Symantec Security Check checks your system for hacker exposure check, windows vulnerability check, trojan horse check, antivirus product check and virus protection update check.

The Symantec Security Check requires an ActiveX component to detect if Windows is updated or you have an update antivirus product. This is why it works best with Microsoft Internet Explorer browser. We will be using Internet Explorer in this article.

  1. Start Internet Explorer and browse in it.
  2. Click on the orange colored Start button under the Security Check graphic as shown.

  3. Accept the end user license agreement and click Next to continue. You will get a prompt to install Symantec Security Check Component. Allow it and click on Install.

  4. You will see Internet Explorer warning appear on the top. Click on it and select Run Add-on.

  5. Again, Internet Explorer would ask you if you want to run Symantec Security Check Component. Choose Run for the tests to begin.

  6. The Symantec Security Check will start scanning your system’s vulnerability from online threats.

  7. After some time, you will see the results. On the top, security status would be shown – safe or unsafe. If you see Safe security status in green color, then your system is safe. If you see At Risk! in red color, then you have security problems. The result of each type of test would be listed under it. A red cross means failed, a green check means passed. You can click on Show Details to see the details of a particular check.

    If it find your system to be at risk, then it will also recommend a solution. In the above picture, it is recommending to install an antivirus product.