The reason why most of the users fall prey to malware infections, phishing attacks and other similar cyber crimes is because they were running outdated and older versions of web browsers and browser plug-ins. These older browsers almost always have some vulnerabilities that can expose your system for malware infections easily. This is why we should regularly keep updating the operating system, web browsers, browser plug-ins and other software that directly uses the internet or accesses the files downloaded from the internet. If you want to find out whether your system has all the important components and programs up-to-date, then you can use the free Check & Secure web app.
Check & Secure aims at both testing your present setup and suggesting some improvements. You begin by visiting the website of Check & Secure and clicking on the Start button.
In the first test, it scans your PC for any commonly known open ports. If the ports are open, your system could be vulnerable to online attacks and your PC’s firewall may not be working well. This test determines if some of the critical ports are open.
The next test checks whether you are using the latest version of the web browser. It also checks for the version of the various browser plug-ins and extensions that you are using. If you are using an outdated version of web browser or a plug-in, you are given directions to update it.
The rest of the steps are about strengthening your system security. It suggests you to install Cyscon vaccination that boasts of protecting you from banking trojans, encrypting trojans and the man-in-the-middle attacks. It also suggests that you download and install a security product from well known security firms like G Data, Kaspersky, ESET, Avira, Trend Micro and more.
You can visit the Check & Secure website at https://www.check-and-secure.com/.