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About PC Flank's tests

You can easily test your system for vulnerabilities to Internet threats with Flank's on-line tests. PC Flank's testing facilities consist of six on-line tests: Quick Test, Advanced Port Scanner, Stealth Test, Browser Test, Trojans Test and Exploits Test. As a rule each test takes no more than 3 minutes depending on the speed of your Internet connection.

Here are the descriptions of each test:



Quick Test

This test shows how vulnerable your computer is to various Internet threats. The test also determines if a Trojan horse already infects your system and if your Web browser reveals personal info about you or your computer while you're web surfing. This test is a combined version of Advanced Port Scanner, Browser Test and Trojans Test. The test take less than three minutes. Afterwards you will see a full report including recommendations on how to improve the security of your system. This test is recommended to rookie users and users who do not have enough time to pass all the tests. To start the test click here.

Stealth Test

With the help of the Stealth test you can determine if your computer is visible to the others on the Internet. You can also use this test to determine if your firewall is successful in making ports of your system stealthed. To determine if your computer is visible on the Internet the Stealth test utilizes five scanning techniques: TCP ping, TCP NULL, TCP FIN, TCP XMAS and UDP scanning. To start the test click here.

Browser Test

This test will check if your browser reveals any of your personal information. This might be the sites you have visited, the region you live in, who your Internet Service Provider is, etc. The test will recommend specific settings of your browser for you to change. To start the test click here.

Trojans Test

This test will scan your system for most dangerous and widespread Trojan horses. If a Trojan is found on your computer the test recommends actions to take. To start the test click here.

Advanced Port Scanner

The Advanced Port Scanner will test your system for open ports that can be used in attacks on your computer. You can select which scanning technique will be used during the test: TCP connect scanning (standard) or TCP SYN scanning. You can also select what ports of your system you want to scan: desired ports or range of ports, typical vulnerable and Trojan ports, 20 random ports or All ports. This test is recommended to experienced users. To start the test click here.

Exploits Test

This test will detect how vulnerable your computer is to exploits attacks. This test can be also used to test firewalls and routers for stability and reactions to unexpected packets. Most of the exploits are in fact denial-of-service attacks and if your system is unable to pass this examination it may crash or reboot. To start the test click here.

We recommend 3 main routes of passing PC Flank's tests. These are "Rookie", "Advanced" and "Rush".

Rookie:
This route is recommended to rookie users. Start from Quick Test, then run your system through Stealth Test and finish with Trojans Test to scan your system for most dangerous and widespread Trojan horses.

Advanced:
This route is recommended to experienced users. Start from Advanced Port Scanner and scan the ports you want to check, then examine your firewall with Stealth Test, then check your browser' privacy with Browser Test and finish with sophisticated denial-of-service attacks of Exploits Test.

Rush:
This route is recommended to users who do not have enough time to pass all the tests. Start testing your sytem from Quick Test and then examine your firewall with Stealth Test.

If you have any questions regarding PC Flank's tests send your message from the Ask the Experts page. 
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