If you’re not a geek and worry about keeping your computer safe, Security Score is a straightforward free tool to check your computer’s security.
It’s simple to use and requires little technical knowledge, although non-experts may need to get help fixing any problems it uncovers.
The software needs no installation. You just download it from Opswat and fire it up. It will scan your computer and report back with a clever pie chart graphic – shown above – which highlights seven areas where you can protect your PC from risks. You also get an overall score out of 100.
A slice of pie represents each of the seven areas. The size is proportional to importance. As you can see Antivirus is the most important segment accounting for 30 points out of 100.
Each fully protected area is coloured green. A yellow or red segment means there’s a problem that needs fixing. Click on the slice and you’ll get a short report telling you how to improve the score.
Security Score works because it is simple and comprehensive at the same time. It encourages you to look at overall system security – which is smart.