Scan Results: Optimization

After performing a scan, click theĀ MAKE IMPROVEMENTS button under Optimization Level to have the software adjust your computer so that it works better. You can also click Show Details to see what improvements can be made, or to make additional improvements.

Fix security vulnerabilities

Fixing security vulnerabilities will check the following items:

Vulnerability

Description

Windows Updates Disabled

Microsoft regularly releases updates that fix problems and close security loopholes, so enabling this feature can prevent attackers from taking advantage of known weaknesses.

Firewall Protection Disabled

A working firewall helps prevent attackers from sending malicious software or data to your computer, so always keep it enabled.

Unsecure Internet Explorer Security Settings

Use this feature to apply the correct settings for Microsoft Internet Explorer and stop deceptive or dangerous websites from causing trouble.

User Account Control Settings Too Weak

The Microsoft Windows account system helps limit what software can do, so enable this feature to apply the correct settings and stop malicious programs from causing trouble.

Flash Player Update Disabled

Adobe regularly releases updates that fix problems and close security loopholes in their Flash Player used by many websites, so enabling this feature can prevent attackers from taking advantage of known weaknesses.

Java Version Outdated

(*additional improvement)

Oracle regularly releases updates that fix problems and close security loopholes in the Java platform used by many websites, so updating Java can prevent attackers from taking advantage of known weaknesses.

Acrobat Reader Version Outdated

(*additional improvement)

Adobe regularly releases updates that fix problems and close security loopholes in their Adobe Reader, a popular program for reading electronic documents, so updating Adobe Reader can prevent attackers from taking advantage of known weaknesses.

If you want, click Make additional improvements and follow the instructions on the screen to see suggestions for optional improvements to reduce potential vulnerabilities.

Reduce computer startup time

Your security software will check the programs that start up automatically and identify which ones can safely start later to help the computer start more quickly.

If you want, click Save even more time and follow the instructions on the screen to see suggestions for more ways to make the computer start faster. For more details, see the What are startup programs?.

Regain disk space

PC Health Checkup finds recoverable disk space in the following places:

File Type

Description

Temporary Windows files

Windows creates files as it operates but may only use some files temporarily. While Windows automatically deletes most temporary files, it does not delete them all, or else abandons them after encountering problems.

Windows Update history

Microsoft operating system updates may leave some unnecessary files behind after finishing.

Temporary web browser files

Web browsers save local copies of pages that you visit online so that they can display more quickly in the future.

Temporary application files

Programs on the computer create temporary files as they operate. While most programs automatically delete these temporary files, some do not, or else abandon them after encountering problems.

Recycle Bin contents

Whatever you delete ends up here until you empty the bin.

If you want, click Regain even more space and follow the instructions on the screen to see suggestions for optional improvements to free up even more space.

Clean privacy data

PC Health Checkup can help protect your privacy by deleting the following data:

Data Type

Description

Cookies

Websites use these small text files to identify or authenticate your computer and provide personalized content.

Google toolbar search history

Once installed, this toolbar keeps track of the searches you have conducted on the web.

Web browser history

Your web browser keeps a record of websites that you have visited to make revisiting them easier.

Microsoft Windows and Office

The operating system of your computer and Microsoft productivity software remember which files you have opened before so you can get back to them again more quickly.

Media players

Software used to play back audio and video files like Realplayer, Flash player, QuickTime, and the Windows Media Player keep lists of what you have opened

Instant messaging

Communications software like Skype, Yahoo!Messenger, and IP Messenger store information about your previous chats.

During a tune-up, PC Health Checkup can delete all of this information to help prevent others from monitoring your activities on the Internet. If you want, click Make optional improvements and follow the instructions on the screen to see suggestions for even more privacy improvements.

Protect browser passwords

PC Health Checkup checks if you have any passwords saved in your browsers, as these passwords would remain at risk. Trend Micro Password Manager can help encrypt your browser passwords and keep your information safe.

If you want, click Make additional improvements and follow the instructions on the screen to protect your browser passwords.