When your PC is connected to the Internet, it is prone to different kinds of vulnerabilities in the form of viruses, malwares, spywares and trojans. So it is always necessary that you protect the PC with an Antivirus tool. There are many free antivirus apps available for Windows including the portable ones we have covered previously. It is pretty useful if you scan your PC regularly with another tool other than the antivirus you have already installed. Kaspersky Security Scan is a freeware tool for Windows which is a fast and easy way to find viruses and threats that may be hidden on your PC.

Security scan

The scanner has two modes, quick scan and a detailed scan. The quick scan as the name indicates will scan only the main PC locations like documents and other areas, while the detailed scan will check the entire PC. This tool uses Kaspersky’s antivirus engine to scan a system for threats which may have missed by your regular installed antivirus.

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Features;

  • Detects viruses, spyware and other threats that compromise your PC’s security
  • Alerts you to application and software vulnerabilities that can put you at risk
  • Offers smart scanning for optimal PC performance

One of the major downsides of this tool is that it cannot do any fixing of the issues even though it highlights all of them. If you need to fix it you will need to check other methods available or do it manually.

Kaspersky Security scan is a simple tool, which cannot be used as a primary security for Windows, but useful to have a second check on any vulnerabilities.

Download Kaspersky Security Scan [via gHacks]