Active Security Monitor - Check your PC safety score.
Free for everyone (A new service courtesy of AOL)
higher the Safety Score, the more protected your system
What is Active Security Monitor?
Active Security Monitor is a software program that helps you
determine how vulnerable your PC is to computer viruses, spyware and
other dangers and learn what steps you can take to improve your
protection. And if you have more than one PC in your home network,
you can use Active Security Monitor to check the security status of
your entire home network.
Your PC's level of protection is represented by a Safety Score,
shown on Active Security Monitor's dashboard. Active Security
Monitor calculates the Safety Score by evaluating what software is
installed on your computers to protect you and your home network
against intrusion, viruses, worms, and other forms of internet
attacks; also evaluated are some of the security-related
configuration settings on all your computers. The higher the Safety
Score, the more protected your system.
Why Do You Need Active Security Monitor?
When your computer is connected to the Internet, it's vulnerable to
all manner of intrusions and attack. The Internet can be used to
spread computer viruses, worms, spyware, and other threats that can
cripple your PC. As long as your PC is connected to the Internet, it
is a target for these and other types of attack.
To help protect your system from Internet-based attack, you must
install and run a variety of computer protection and security
programs -- including firewalls, anti-virus programs, and anti-spyware
programs. In addition, you can also configure the settings for your
operation system (OS) and web browser to increase your level of
protection. Installing the right programs and properly configuring
your software will make your computer less vulnerable to attack.
This is where Active Security Monitor comes in. Active Security
Monitor automatically evaluates your computer's security
configuration, looking for all the programs and some of the settings
that are necessary to protect your system from attack. If you don't
have the right programs installed, Active Security Monitor tells
you. All you have to do is follow the onscreen advice to improve
your system's security. The result is reflected in a higher Safety
Score, as shown in Active Security Monitor's dashboard.
What Does Active Security Monitor Do?
Active Security Monitor helps take the guesswork out of protecting
your PC. It provides you with:
easy-to-understand display of your PC's security status -- for
all the PCs in your home network
Score, similar in concept to a credit score, that indicates how
safe your PC is from viruses, spyware, identity theft, and other
intrusions and attacks
A list of
recommended products, services, settings, and articles you can
use to improve your PC's level of protection
and alerts about the status of your security software
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