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Run Vulnerability Scanner


Step 1


To start a scan, click on the menu button (...) from the Vulnerabilities section in the main BullGuard window and select Scan.






Step 2


The Vulnerability Scanner will check both Windows and all other installed applications on the computer. The scan length depends on the operating system and number of programs installed. Please allow BullGuard to finish the scan.






Step 3


When the sweep is done, click again on the menu button () and select Reports. The Messaging Center will be displayed, allowing you to select the report and click on the View report button. The results window will display a detailed list with available updates and patches for the issues discovered during the scan.






The results window will display details about the applications detected as vulnerable or outdated. These issues range from security loopholes to faulty application resources leaving both programs and operating system open to attacks.






Unsafe software: lists the names of the applications that need updating.


Severity: Lists the security rating of the problems and ranges from High to Low. It is recommended to apply the patches for issues marked High as soon as possible.


Download update: Direct link to the update required to fix the detected issues. It will open the default Internet browser and allow you to download the needed patch.


Details: Clicking on View under Details will display a pop-up containing the Vulnerability, Severity and Path.


Vulnerability: Lists the type of issues detected with the application.


Path: provides the location of the out-of-date file on your PC.


Step 4


The Vulnerability Scanner Status window can be used to review all issues present during the last sweep made by BullGuard. It will also allow you to retrieve the needed updates or patches by clicking on the Download links.


If you decide to ignore some of the vulnerabilites and get back to them at a later time, you can revert their status by clicking on the “View ignored” button and using the “Unignore selected” button from the Ignored window.