Brother John, not a monk, my actual brother recommended this site for doing a scan of your system vulnerabilities. Since he is in the business to keep peoples systems secure I suspect he knows what he is talking about. Click on Brother John to go to his site and click on Secunia to go to their site. This was not a paid blog, not even a beer from my brother.
The Secunia Online Software Inspector, or short OSI, is a fast way to scan your PC for the most common programs and vulnerabilities, thus checking if your PC has a minimum security baseline against known patched vulnerabilities.
Use the Secunia OSI to get a feel for the Secunia Software Inspector technology, then upgrade to the Secunia PSI or CSI, which covers practically all programs on your PC, whereas the OSI checks less than 100 programs.
* Detects insecure versions of common/popular programs installed on your PC
* Verifies that all Microsoft patches are applied
* Assists you in updating, patching, and protecting your PC
* Activates additional security features in Sun Java
* Runs through your browser. No installation or download is required
* If you run the Secunia PSI or CSI - then you're already covered
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