How Can Windows 7 Help Me In The Fight Against Malware?

When you are trying to make sure that your computing session is safe it is hard to figure out what might be the problem.

This is especially true if you have been hit with a virus already and you are trying to figure out how it got in.

This is why it is good to have a secure operating system in your fight against the bad guys online.

Windows 7 brings a lot to the table when you are trying to make sure that you have a safe computing session going on.

You can get on the internet without any kind of problems just by using some of the tools that Windows 7 offers.

So let’s take a look at the tools that you need to make this happen.

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1. Make Sure That UAC Is Turned On

The first thing that you want to make sure of is that the UAC is turned on in Windows 7.

The UAC is the User Access Control and it is the thing that forces programs that want to be installed on your system to ask permission first.

When you have this tool turned on in Windows 7 then you can be sure that you will not have to worry about a program sneaking onto your system without you knowing about it.

That has been a real problem lately but less so for people who use Windows 7.

So this is the first step in setting up Windows 7 to help you ward off the bad guys.

Let’s take a look at a couple more.

2. Setting Up The Firewall In Windows 7

Now that you have the UAC turned on it is now time to start to take a look at the firewall that is installed in Windows 7.

Microsoft has always provided a firewall in their operating systems, ever since Windows XP, but the ones that came with that system were useless in my opinion and didn’t offer much in the way of protection.

With Windows 7 you now have a fully operational firewall that you can use on the system.

This way you can be sure that nothing is going to get in or out in regards to the ports of your system without your say so.

The ports are how the remote bad guys are able to get in but with the Windows 7 firewall turned on that is no longer the case.

3. The Final Step

Our last step will involve going on the internet and having to download the antivirus program – MSE – that Microsoft offers for free.

Sure there are other antivirus software solutions that you can get on the web for free but the one that Microsoft offers is one of the best around, at least as far as free antivirus programs go.

No-one knows the operating system like Microsoft employees so take advantage of this knowledge and use the antivirus solution that they provide.

Most security experts agree that it is one of the best antivirus software solutions around.

Now you have the three steps that it will take to make sure that Windows 7 is helping you in your fight against the bad guys.

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About Lee Munson

Lee's non-technical background allows him to write about internet security in a clear way that is understandable to both IT professionals and people just like you who need simple answers to your security questions.

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