Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer

Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer

Average User Rating:
3.9
out of 32 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2.3
  • Total Downloads:
    187,697
  • Date Added:
    December 02, 2013
  • File Size:
    1.63MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    29
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows XP/2003/Vista/Server 2008/7

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1 stars

"WILL NOT INSTALL ON 64bit WINDOWS PC"

October 09, 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 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 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 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 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 stars

"Simple to use; and peace of mind."

December 08, 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 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 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 stars

"Like the setup"

May 02, 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 stars

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

May 02, 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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Full Specifications

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General
Publisher Microsoft
Publisher web site http://www.microsoft.com/
Release Date December 02, 2013
Date Added December 02, 2013
Version 2.3
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory Diagnostic Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 7, Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 2003, Windows, Windows Server 2008
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 1.63MB
File Name MBSASetup-x86-EN.msi
Popularity
Total Downloads 187,697
Downloads Last Week 29
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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