Download and Install the Software Vulnerability Manager Plug-in

The first time you login to Software Vulnerability Manager, click the link on the bottom of the page and follow the on-screen instructions to download and install the Software Vulnerability Manager Plug-in to enable scanning and patching. Please note that the Plug-in is only compatible with Internet Explorer version 8 or higher.

Software Vulnerability Manager Plug-in is installed locally and must be installed on the machine you are running the Software Vulnerability Manager console from. Once the Software Vulnerability Manager Plug-in has been installed the download link is removed from the page.

If Internet Explorer is blocking the ActiveX Plug-in, follow the steps below to allow it to load:

1. Open Internet Explorer's Internet options.
2. Go to the Security tab.
3. Select Trusted Sites.
4. Add your server's IP or host name to the Trusted Sites.
5. Go back to the Security tab and click Custom level.
6. Scroll down to Initialize and script ActiveX controls not marked as safe for scripting and change the setting from Disable to Prompt or Enable.