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Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer

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All User Reviews

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  • 1.0 stars

    "WILL NOT INSTALL ON 64bit WINDOWS PC"

    October 9, 2012  |   By taoist

    Version: Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer 2.2

    Pros

    I remember it working fine back when I was using 32bit Windows XP.

    Cons

    I can't install it on my 64bit Windows 7 (Home Premium) PC!

    Summary

    It's a little over 2 years old, so it SHOULD install and run fine on anything except Windows 8! C'mon MicroSloth, get with it and put out a new version, already!!!

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  • 4.0 stars

    "Handy for checking missing patches"

    February 14, 2012  |   By cnetperse

    Version: Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer 2.2

    Pros

    If you want to view of all the MBSA command line options, go to:

    http://dougvitale.wordpress.com/2011/11/18/microsoft-baseline-security-analyzer/

    Cons

    Only scans Microsoft software.

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  • 4.0 stars

    "It seems to work"

    January 25, 2011  |   By lherbold

    Version: Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer 2.2

    Pros

    I don't know of any since I do not know if it is running.

    Cons

    The download can not be used. When I use it a blocking window comes up to say that it can not override the existing file, select a different file. I go to Microsoft and download the update.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "another line of defense against the bad guys"

    December 31, 2010  |   By wenzej

    Version: Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer 2.2

    Pros

    works well finds a lot of security issues some that I don't care about for a home system but better to know about it and not need it.

    Cons

    no way to know how "good" it is but it seems to work

    Summary

    use it what could it hurt...

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  • 4.0 stars

    "Very accurate."

    December 11, 2010  |   By bersdorfere

    Version: Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer 2.2

    Pros

    It accurately tells yoiu where you need to improve your security and how to achieve it.

    Cons

    Some of the help doesn't include "Windows 7" specific.

    Summary

    Overall the product is very good & simple to use with easy to understand help instructions.

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  • 4.0 stars

    "Simple to use; and peace of mind."

    December 8, 2010  |   By RobnTrish

    Version: Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer 2.2

    Pros

    In the world of technology today, safety on one's computer is very important and this program makes me feel safer about knowing my computer is properly protected.

    Cons

    There really isn't anything that i don't like about this program.

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  • 4.0 stars

    "Good check to minimize exposure surface"

    October 31, 2010  |   By wmwinkle

    Version: Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer 2.2

    Pros

    Provides detailed results and how to correct

    Cons

    Limited and cannot enter exceptions

    Summary

    Good standard check for basic compliance from Microsoft. Produces a report which can be edited to explain exceptions. Explanation of how to correct problems is exceptional.

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  • 2.0 stars

    "No abvious value/need seen"

    May 27, 2010  |   By am124sea70

    Version: Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer 2.1.1

    Pros

    no comment

    Cons

    no comment

    Summary

    As I'm digitally challenged I rely on strongly recommended downloads from sites I believe I can trust. I don't always see the effect of the download. However, some time after the download of MSFT BSA 2.1.1 I experienced several "Blue Screen" crashes. Using Cnet to review virus/firewall products I decided and bought both and the sftwr service to the tune of $90+. After install and run, it found a trojan, 5 critical somethings, and 3 registry alerts. Also it finds 5-10 tracking cookies every few days.
    Therefore, I don't see the value of willy nilly downloads no matter how important they sound or trusted the site

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  • 4.0 stars

    "Like the setup"

    May 2, 2010  |   By Dobermanmulder

    Version: Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer 2.1.1

    Pros

    Easy to use and very important

    Cons

    I have not found anything negative.

    Summary

    I like it because it is easy to use and it make sure that all my safeties are working

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  • 4.0 stars

    "It acually work fine, without hogging your dektop."

    May 2, 2010  |   By twkennys

    Version: Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer 2.1.1

    Pros

    Works well, without slowing down your desktop. I feel that it's better than most that you pay a lot of money for.

    Cons

    It's not perfect, but I feel it's far better than those you pay $50 or more for, which slow down your system (to make you feel better).

    Summary

    It's fine to use. All of us need to learn proper safety use of our laptops, desktops, or anything else with access to the internet.

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