AOL tool analyzes PCs for security flaws

Tuesday, 16 May 2006, 1:46 AM EST

AOL is letting users test a new security tool that analyzes their PCs and home networks and alerts them about gaps that could leave them vulnerable to viruses, worms, spyware and other threats.

The tool, called Active Security Monitor, evaluates the security software and settings on users' PCs and based on that delivers an overall security rating, along with recommendations for improvement, AOL said on Friday on its Beta Central site.

At InfoWorld.

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