About Windows Security Options
One of the useful features that Microsoft included in Windows 7 is the Security Center. Using this utility, you can easily fix many of the security issues in the OS without having to dial the Windows support number or get in touch with any tech support personnel. However, some average users might not be familiar with these options.
What the Security Center feature in Windows 7 is all about
Security Center is simply an OS tool, from which you can access all the different security options and settings. You have to agree that grouping all these options under one tool makes things very convenient.
This is not a brand new tool at all. You will find the same old OS security options like Firewall, Automatic Updates, etc located here. You can change the settings here to increase or decrease the Firewall currently enjoyed by your PC. If you keep the Firewall settings too high, it might block many of the applications from accessing internet. If you keep it too low, then your system will not be properly protected from intrusions and hacking attacks. It is better to keep it in the medium level and then, add the blocked applications to the Exempted Programs list.
Microsoft has classified the Automatic Updates option as a security feature, since keeping the OS up-to-date is the easiest ways to secure your OS. Turn this option On if you have a high-speed internet connection. Otherwise, the updates downloading in the background may slow down your overall internet speed.
Your system’s Internet Security settings can also be accessed from here. However, these settings only apply to Microsoft’s Internet Explorer browser. If you are using any other browser application, then you have to make the changes in the browser settings itself.
Contact Windows Support
Microsoft has included a Malware protection tool, Windows Defender, in Windows 7 and you can tweak the settings of this tool from the Security Center. The antivirus application, you have installed, will also be shown here and its security settings will be rated to access the risk levels. For example, if you have not updated the virus definitions for a while, then this will be shown as a warning with that section marked in red.
There will also be a More Security Settings option here, which you use to access all the other security options in OS like the User Account controls, Network Access protection, etc. Call our Windows support number, if you have any queries about this.
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