Created by one of the most reputable security companies out there, Kaspersky System Checker can run system diagnosis to detect vulnerabilities on your computer, as well as issues that might affect the PC's performance. It takes a one-time analysis to identify potential threats and system-related issues that might betray malware presence or have impact on the machine's functioning.
Starting a new scan only requires you to press a button. You don't have to wait for the scan to finish to view the results, as Kaspersky System Checker allows you to read about the issues it finds as they are identified.
Kaspersky System Checker displays information regarding issues that might turn into serious vulnerabilities. For instance, it detects whether Internet Explorer is allowed to download ActiveX components, if system updates need to be installed, or if the antivirus software you are using is not up-to-date. Also, it shows warnings if UAC is disabled or if the hosts files in Windows has been modified. As expected, it also shows files with malicious behavior and issues related to the firewall, and the list does not end here.
Kaspersky System Checker can also gather information about the system configuration, disclosing the OS edition, hardware details, the installed antivirus and its version number, as well as the structure of the logical disks.
It also acts as an application uninstaller and a browser extension viewer, enabling you to monitor the browser addons and securely remove installed programs on the local machine.
While the information in the 'Detected items' area are the most important ones, Kaspersky System Checker also raises awareness on some system configuration settings that could open the gate to intruders. For instance, it notifies you if autorun is enabled, considering that the autorun.inf file is a known way used by certain viruses to spread.
After a system analysis that takes a little time, Kaspersky System Checker reveals major security and performance-related issues about your computer. It is advisable you take the time to read about them all and at least be aware of the consequences they might have. Of course, some of the conclusions presented in the report (such as an outdated antivirus software) require your immediate attention and should be taken care of as soon as possible.