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Using automatic vulnerability monitoring

CompuClever Antivirus Plus scans your system for vulnerabilities regularly, in the background, and keeps records of detected issues in the Events window.

To check and fix the detected issues, follow these steps:

  1. Open the CompuClever Antivirus Plus window.

  2. Click the icon at the top of the window and select Events from the drop-down menu.

  3. In the Events window, select Vulnerability.

  4. You can see detailed information regarding the detected system vulnerabilities. Depending on the issue, to fix a specific vulnerability proceed as follows:

    • If Windows updates are available, click Update now.

    • If an application is outdated, click Update now to find a link to the vendor web page from where you can install the latest version of that application.

    • If a Windows user account has a weak password, click Change password to force the user to change the password at the next logon or change the password yourself. For a strong password, use a combination of uppercase and lowercase letters, numbers and special characters (such as #, $ or @).

    • If the Windows Autorun feature is enabled, click Disable to disable it.

To configure the vulnerability monitoring settings, follow these steps:

  1. Open the CompuClever Antivirus Plus window.

  2. Access the Protection panel.

  3. Click the Vulnerability module.

  4. Click the switch to turn on or off Vulnerability scan.

    [Important] Important

    To be automatically notified about system or application vulnerabilities, keep the Vulnerability scan option enabled.

  5. Choose the system vulnerabilities you want to be regularly checked by using the corresponding switches.

    Critical Windows updates

    Check if your Windows operating system has the latest critical security updates from Microsoft.

    Application updates

    Check if applications installed on your system are up-to-date. Outdated applications can be exploited by malicious software, making your PC vulnerable to outside attacks.

    Weak passwords

    Check whether the passwords of the Windows accounts configured on the system are easy to guess or not. Setting passwords that are hard to guess (strong passwords) makes it very difficult for hackers to break into your system. A strong password includes uppercase and lowercase letters, numbers and special characters (such as #, $ or @).

    Media autorun

    Check the status of the Windows Autorun feature. This feature enables applications to be automatically started from CDs, DVDs, USB drives or other external devices.

    Some types of malware use Autorun to spread automatically from removable media to the PC. This is why it is recommended to disable this Windows feature.

    [Note] Note

    If you turn off monitoring of a specific vulnerability, related issues will no longer be recorded in the Events window.