The subject of Security is of critical importance to anyone running a PC with Windows. If you don�t have complete Windows Security you are at risk from malicious and non malicious attacks. In this topic we look at what�s new in Windows Security, Windows Security in enterprise and Windows Security in the home. This community of user guides, tips, tweaks and troubleshooting discussions should enable you to stay ahead of the game and maintain a secure PC environment.
If you don’t have Windows automatic updates enabled, you may be missing out on important updates for Windows Defender. Learn how to schedule updates for Defender without the need to do so for your entire system.
Wondering whether Linux is really more secure than Windows? This comparison of the two operating systems will give you some food for thought that can help you decide for yourself.
This free virus scanner from Microsoft will help to determine if your Windows computer is infected with malware. Learn more about why you should try scanning Windows using Microsoft Safety Scanner and how to use it.
There are many Microsoft Security Advisory messages released each month, and these are intended to provide advice on hotfixes and how to deal with newly discovered threats. Acting on these advisories requires some risk assessment before deciding on installing the suggested fix.
If you are looking to monitor a small local network, but don’t want to shell out the big bucks for professional software designed for large networks, consider trying one of the three free wireless network monitoring software packages listed here.
The Metasploit Framework provides a full framework for computer security researchers and penetration testers. Although the framework is typically used on UNIX-like systems, there is a Windows version available.
Protecting your files using an antivirus program is not enough. Securing files and emails using encryption software should help protect private data. PGP for Windows 7, XP, and Vista is may be what you need.
Find out what happens when you turn on Windows Defender with Security Essentials running. Should you run both programs at once?
Helping a friend or family member is easily done using the Windows Remote Assistance feature in Windows. Allowing a trusted person to control your computer and fix the problems can be done over the Internet.
What antivirus and firewall software runs on Windows 7? Why is it important to use trustworthy security software?