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Antivirus Software

Microsoft Windows 7 Security Options

Windows 7 is the latest desktop-based client operating system of Microsoft that creates on both the strengths and weaknesses of its predecessors namely Windows XP and Windows Vista. The base operating system and the services it operates and how it controls the loaded applications have been reviewed and developed if possible to be more secured. Windows 7 is capable of supplying better security functionality, ability to monitor and encrypt remote connection, improved auditing apart from the new services and basic system enhancement. It also has developed newly internal protection enhancement that would make sure the system is secured.

In advance of getting to realize the different security options of Windows 7, it is necessary for you to recognize first how important it is to maintain security and the ways to properly monitor security services for future difficulties. To be able to handle security postulates analysis work to calibrate the current security design and to reveal potential attacks.

There are many antivirus software products that can work with Windows 7 security and it is advisable that you should combine both to give you ultimate security.

Here are the security options of Windows 7:

• Action center – this replaces the security center and it is where you can specify the performed actions of the operating system. The action can immediately happen with your permissions.

• Internet Options – is where you can specify zones that you want to be risk-free. This also permits only the specific URLs to be accessed as well as deploy comprehensive security settings in the Advanced tab. This is all because surfing on the internet could lead you into facing Internet-based risks.

• Windows Firewall – this can obviate basic attacks by default and can be coarsely configured for high level of control over those that gets in and out of the computer system while it is connected to the private or public network.

• Personalization – is an option where you can change the way Windows appear. It is also where you can configure the screensaver password if you want to. Before you leave your desk, especially if using Windows 7 enterprise, end users should not forget to lock their working stations.

• Windows update – all software releases need to have some level of patching. Your operating system is required for new updates and releases over the lifespan of the OS version. Nevertheless, there are system advancements that are needed for developing technologies as well as driver updates for enhanced performance and functionality.

• Programs and Features – it is vital for end users to check what currently are programs and features set up in the system.

• Windows Defender – is capable of cleaning up the rest of the threats that are not picked up by the antivirus software. Ensure that it is updated to ensure it scanning the latest Spyware.

• Power Options – is where you can configure the Operating System’s default behavior."


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