Windows® 7 Malware Protection
Windows 7 is the latest operating system released by Microsoft and it has been equipped with all the latest features that technology has to offer. All the advancements introduced in the new operating system help in enhancing your computer’s speed, performance, and the overall presentation. But no matter how advanced it is, it is important to keep your computer protected against malware threats.
The following points will tell you what a malware is and what the important Windows 7 malware protection features are:
- What is a malware?
- The Action Center
- BitLocker Drive Encryption
- Windows 7 Firewall and Windows Defender
- Windows 7 Parental Controls
What is a malware?
Malware are malicious programs which enter into your computer system and pose a threat to your security and privacy. As a malware enters into your PC, it starts keeping a watch on your browsing habits and key strokes so that it can come to know about your private information like your credit card details, bank account information, PIN codes, user names, passwords etc. By getting access to such information, the hackers who send this malware to your PC can use it for their own vested interests. Other than that, some malware programs only aim at causing harm to your computer system, thus adversely affecting its performance and speed. In order to keep your computer and privacy secured, you need to keep your PC protected against malware.
The Action Center
Windows 7 Action Center has been included in the 'Control Panel' which helps in making sure that the Firewall is turned on. Your antivirus definitions are updated and your PC is set for automatic updates installation.
This feature encrypts your hard disk to keep passwords, documents, and other confidential data safe and secure. Once this feature is turned on, all the files that are saved on your drive are automatically encrypted.
The firewall protection present in Windows 7 helps in protecting your computer against malware and hackers. With the in-built Firewall of Windows 7, your networking becomes more limited and restricted and there are less chances of malware entering into your system through your computer network.
A Windows 7 computer system also comes with Windows Defender, which is a software that protects your PC from pop-up ads, security threats, spyware, and unwanted malware.
The Parental Control features available in Windows 7 are much more user-friendly and flexible. With them, you can prevent your child from playing games unnecessarily, from running particular programs, and from visiting specific sites. With them, you can also set a limit on your child’s computer use. With Windows Media Center Parental Controls, you can also block objectionable movies and TV shows so that they are not seen by your child.
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