Protector Plus - Windows Vulnerability Scanner

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  1. Ashanta

    Ashanta Registered Member

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    Hi,

    Who knows Protector Plus - Windows Vulnerability Scanner ?


    Protector Plus - Windows Vulnerability Scanner checks your system for Windows Vulnerabilities. It guides you to update with the right patch to make your system secure.

    This program is updated regularly by Proland Software to detect all the vulnerabilities discovered.
    Standalone freeware, only 836 Kb

    Download page :
    xttp://www.protectorplus.com/download/Winvulscan.exe

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    More details here:
    http://www.raymond.cc/blog/scan-windows-xp-2000-and-2003-for-vulnerability/
     

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  2. stapp

    stapp Global Moderator

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    Might seem a horrible thing to say, but that gui looks like one of those scam av's :D

    Why not just check into Windows Updates instead of asking a 3rd party to find out for you?
     
  3. Rules

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    I've Tested this soft last year, it worked but i found no gain to use this tool instead of wuapp.exe.


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  4. Ashanta

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    I found no gain also running wuapp.exe.

    This gui is able to filter all Windows Update components for the most important and vulnerable ones that you can't miss. This, only concerns security components. ;)
     
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  5. roger_m

    roger_m Registered Member

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    While I've never liked thier antivirus, this seems quite useful as it can download updates on systems where Windows update is not working.

    The only downside is that you have to download a new version every month.
     
  6. Dark Shadow

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    I was thinking the same thing,it looks rogue ish.just saying it looks.
     
  7. clubhouse

    clubhouse Registered Member

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    I tried it and it advised me of 3 updates that were already installed.
     
  8. Ashanta

    Ashanta Registered Member

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    it sounds bizarre clubhouse :eek:

    It's working fine for me. ;)

     
  9. roger_m

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    It found only two updates, both which were not found by Windows updates so I believe they are already installed. So there seems to be a problem. Also the fact that it was released three weeks ago is also a problem - as Windows update found 6 important updates for Windows - all of which were missed here.

    Not really an issue for me, since Windows update works fine on my computers, so I only ran this to try it out, not to actually keep it.
     
  10. Ashanta

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    This program doesn't replace Windows Update.

    It's a vulnerability scanner.

    You should click on both updates it found under Microsoft Security Bulletin tab, it will open your browser to have more details on these vulnerabilities. At bottom of this opening page, you will see a few link to upload with the right update number, so that you can check with Windows Update if you want.

    I remembered that it found 1 vulnerability that don't figure on Windows update.

    I think it's a good complementary program along with Windows Update and you security programs. ;)
     
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    roger_m Registered Member

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    I will have another look tonight to see if the updates it found were already installed or not. I have reason to belive they are already installed but I will check.
     
  12. roger_m

    roger_m Registered Member

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    I haven't had time to test it again on the main laptop I use. However on another laptop with Windows 7 recently installed, Windows Update found 130+ updates vs 8 found with this.

    After installing all the Windows Updates and rebooting, nothing were found by this.
     
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