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Belarc Advisor question

By circusboy01
Jan 4, 2013
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  1. On my Belarc Advisor Near the top right corner, it has Security Benchmark Score. My score is 1.25 out of 10. When I click on details,a long list comes up. Some things are marked with a green check mark, some with a red x About half way through the list everything has a red x.
    Is there a safe way to try to turn those red xs into green check marks, or at least some of them?
    My computer runs fine ( slight buffering once in a while, I'm going to look into more ram) I just have a feeling that if everything in Security benchmark had a green check mark my PC would run great and I would be more protected. Does that make any sense?
     
  2. Jay Pfoutz

    Jay Pfoutz Malware Helper Posts: 4,286   +49

    Screenshot & post results please. :)
     
  3. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Posts: 5,246   +232

    I just noticed mine is similiar but I won't hijack this thread.
     
  4. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 13,426   +317

    NO - - DON'T get into that stuff UNLESS you fully understand what each item will do!

    While these are good advisories, some of them have very strict side-effect, ie: things stop working.

    Be sure to have a System Restore Point available before you play or better yet, a full system image backup.
     
  5. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Posts: 5,246   +232

    Thank you. I hope the OP reads this.
     
  6. circusboy01

    circusboy01 TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 812   +10

    Sorry that it took so long for me to reply. I've had some bad days health wise, and I didn't know how to do screenshots. I tried in the past and just couldn't get it. So when you asked for a screenshot I just figured I was out of luck..
    But, thanks to learningmypc. I now know how to do screenshots .,and as soon as I learn a little more about how to send them to TS. I will be sending you a screenshot of my Belarc Advisor. That is if you still willing to look at it Thanks
     
  7. circusboy01

    circusboy01 TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 812   +10



    I trust Dragon Master Jay not to mess with things he doesn't understand.
     
  8. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 13,426   +317

    That's my score too and I've obviously elected NOT to lock down by laptop via these means.
     
  9. circusboy01

    circusboy01 TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 812   +10

    So if
    your score is only 1.25 out of 10, and you're not worried about it. I guess neither should I be.
    I just thought it would be nice to, safely get my score closer to 10.
    Hmmm. My thinking has been 10 is the best. Could I be wrong? Could 10 be the worst number you could have? Making 1.25 pretty darn good? Just wishful thinking I do wish I could get rid of some of those Red Xs Red Xs. are never a good thing.
     
  10. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 13,426   +317

    The scale is 0->10, 10 being best.

    as a rule of thumb, IF IT ISN'T BROKEN, DON'T FIX IT
     
  11. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Posts: 5,246   +232

    Sounds good to me :)
     
     
  12. circusboy01

    circusboy01 TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 812   +10

    I agree. If it isn't broke don't fix it.
    But. Doesn't a score of only 1.25 out of a possible 10 sound like it is broke? Or at least 8.75 of it is broke. :0)
     
  13. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Posts: 5,246   +232

    Mine says the same thing, but I'm going to leave it alone since my pc is functioning fine as is. just my thoughts.:)
     


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