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Saturday, March 24, 2012

Qualys BrowserCheck Scan Internet Browser Vulnerability

Cleaning internet browser cookies and temporary files is important to ensure the privacy. Another way to check if the browser security is not breached is to scan the health of installed plug-ins.
Qualys BrowserCheck is a cross-platform service that scans the user's internet browser checking for vulnerabilities in the browser itself and its plug-ins.

Why do I need to install the BrowserCheck Plug-in to scan?
  • It shows complete location of the checked file in the details
  • It can read the complete version of the installed plugins to determine the status more accurately.
  • It can also determine security status based on the version of associated files and not just the plugin file. One such example is Foxit Reader.
  • It can also perform OS based dependent checks such as Service Pack information in determining the security status of some plugins such as Windows Media Player.
  • It can do more comprehensive checks such as Firewall, OS security updates, Anti-Virus, Disk encryption.
  • Plugin based scan is available only for IE, Firefox and Chrome on Windows platform.
To install Qualys BrowserCheck visit this link and follow recommendations to enable it.

Restart the browser and go to the above mentioned link and get the scan details then follow the Fix It solutions.


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