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Qualys Browsercheck – cool freeware checks your web browser for insecurities and fixes them


The Qualys Browsercheck is a very neat web browser plugin that lets you check for insecurities in your browser and fix them. Most of the issues seem to revolve around outdated components, so the scan will highlight places where you need to close holes by upgrading software. Things like Adobe, Java, Flash and media players such as VLC, and Real Player.


For this reason alone, it’s definitely a worthwhile install, and what’s better is the fact that the plugin makes it a cinch to upgrade your dodgy components. Just hit the Fix It button and you’re off on the upgrade process with zero hassle. Browsercheck currently works with Chrome, Internet Explorer and Firefox, with beta versions in development for Safari and Opera.

 Qualys BrowserCheck is a tool that scans your browser looking for potential vulnerabilities and security holes in your browser and its plugins. This tool will also help you fix the security issues discovered by the scan…Your browser could be considered insecure for multiple reasons. Your browser installation could contain a software issue that makes it vulnerable to malicious activity. You could also be running an outdated version of the browser or its plugins.

Debra Atlas is a freelance environmental writer and eco-enthusiast based in Northern California, and is the Red Ferret’s Ecological Editor. Debra looks for the upside of eco-change – what’s positive, making a difference. She hunts down those interesting things cooked up by creative minds, especially if they’re strange and eccentric.

Debra Atlas – who has written posts on The Red Ferret Journal.

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