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Chapter 15. Maintaining Your Windows Vis... > Checking for Security Vulnerabilitie...

Checking for Security Vulnerabilities

Microsoft regularly finds security vulnerabilities in components such as Internet Explorer and Windows Media Player. Fixes for these problems are usually available via Windows Update. However, to ensure that your computer is safe, you should download and regularly run the Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer. This tool not only scans your system for missing security patches, but it also looks for things such as weak passwords and other Windows vulnerabilities. Download the tool here: www.microsoft.com/technet/security/tools/mbsahome.mspx.

After you’ve installed the tool, follow these steps to use it:


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