Advanced Port Scanner is a tool specifically designed to scan various ports that are opened on the computer. Each port creates a specific connection for a tool, for example. These ports may be closely monitored in order for the user to discover if any of them presents a threat for the overall security of the computer. This is not a difficult task to achieve, but the user needs to use a third party application in order to fully scan the ports that are opened and this program is really easy to use, even for beginners that might be interested in security aspects of their PC.
The tool can be set up within a few clicks to scan all of the ports that are open on a computer, but if the user wants to, he can only define a certain range for the scanning process. However, this is a more advanced feature and the help file should be consulted in order for each user to easily understand how this certain process should be done. On the other hand, the rest of the processes are automatic, achieved with the aid of a wizard that does the job for the users.
The tool is more useful when it is used on a larger network and this way, a network manager can also find out information about multiple ports and if they present a threat to the computer. The interface is nicely designed and a list that will contain the ports is available in the left area. Here, users can find out the status of each port and also if any of them presents a threat for the computer’s security. Malicious ports can be easily closed by the tool and this app can be used along with an antivirus software in order to provide protection features.