Nowadays, some old offices are using the direct ethernet connection. Apart from that, the vast majority of people are using Wi-Fi router since people need to connect a lot of devices like TV, mobile phones, tablet, refrigerator, and much more. If you have a Wi-Fi router, you should scan your home network for possible vulnerability. There are few couple of apps for this purpose. Introducing Bitdefender Home Scanner, which is a free home network scanner that allows users to scan every device connected to your home network for possible threats. Let’s take a look at this app’s features.
Bitdefender Home Scanner review
Bitdefender Home Scanner is a free home network scanner that searches for Wi-Fi connected devices automatically and shows a result based on security level. It can detect any Wi-Fi router connected devices such as the smart bulb, smart TV, smart refrigerator, mobile phones, tablets, computers, laptops, and much more.
What does it do?
It mainly does four different works, and all of them are mentioned below:
- Map home network: it can map the home network and scan for devices automatically.
- Scan open ports in the network: after mapping the home network, it does scan open ports in the network.
- Scan for security risks: it mainly scans for threats of the safety of your devices. So that you can know which device is leaking your information or vulnerable.
- Show detailed report: if any device has possible problems related to security, it can show you on your screen right away. You can take further action based on the scan result.
To get started with this tool, at first, download and install it on your machine.
- Windows 7 SP 1, 8, 8.1, 10
- CPU: Dual Core 1.6 GHz
- RAM: 1 GB
- HDD: 300 MB
After opening it on your computer, you need to create an account to start using the app. It takes only a couple of seconds to get done. Following that, you have to select your home network. You should get an option like this-
If the current network is your home network, you need to select YES, THIS IS MY HOME NETWORK. Otherwise, click on No, connect to a different network option and choose the network that is your home network and all the devices are connected to.
After that, it should start scanning your home network automatically. After finishing the scan, you would get a window like this-
For your information, it takes a lot of time to scan for possible vulnerability. Therefore, sit tight and do not close the window. If any of your devices have security threats, you will get a result like this-
If you expand the option, you will get all the tips and tricks to fix the problem right away.
The only disadvantage of this app is it doesn’t fix any problem. It just shows what needs to be done. If you like this app, you can download it from here.