Windows® 7 Virus Protection
Microsoft has taken sufficient security measures to protect your computer from unauthorized access. There are following important inbuilt features of Windows 7:
- Windows Firewall is turned on
- Windows Defender protects your computer against spyware in real time and by scanning your PC on a schedule.
- User Account Control is turned on.
- The Administrator account is disabled.
Aforementioned features play an important role to protect your computer from viruses and other malicious software as a result of which your computer is protected against corruption of operating system and hard disk. You are safeguarded against any data theft and work on your computer with its full potential.
Some of the latest computer viruses are based on the latest and most sophisticated technologies, which can easily deceive your Windows 7 Firewall and Windows Defender. Windows Firewall can create obstruction while doing some download or installation on your computer.
Computer virus is the most dreaded software that not only exploits the stored data, but also transmits your personal and other details to distant sitting hackers. So with the growing dependeny on computer, it has become essential to take appropriate steps for protection against these. In the latest operating system, Windows 7, Microsoft has taken adequate steps to deliver robust security. Simultaneously, other third party enterprises are coming up with compatible antivirus software too, for instance PC Tools AntiVirus Free Edition, ESET NOD32 Antivirus and Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2010.
Microsoft has offered some exciting virus protection features in Windows 7. Latest version is available with a robust Windows Firewall, Windows Defender, User Account Control and Administrator account. Firewall plays an important role to filter out unnecessary content, which tries to intrude into your computer’s network. Windows Defender can perform customized scanning against viruses, as a result of which, you can perform full or partial scan as and when required. User Account Control takes care of settings of Firewall and antivirus, so that they can’t be disturbed by some other user.
Compatible third party software are also available in the market, which have robust anti-spammer that can provide real-time scanning of e-mail messages and web pages. In addition, these also deliver rating for search engine.
Sometimes you may get error with your Windows Firewall and it may oppose activity of Windows Installer and may not permit program to be installed, though it is on temporary basis and can be sorted out by doing some change under “Exceptions “tab of Firewall. Windows Defender needs to be configured again and again after each new installation, which is also quite cumbersome job. User Account Control, which is meant for the security purpose also causes annoyance over your task again and again as it pop-ups regularly, when you make any installation/un-installation of software or hardware.
Don’t connect a PC directly to the Internet if it is not updated. Make a practice of regularly monitoring the status of Windows Firewall and Windows Defender from Action Center, under the Control Panel. Keep your Windows update enabled every moment. If you notice and virus symptoms like slow speed, blue screen error or Windows registry error, then immediately scan your computer with a compatible online scanner. Resist swapping data with the use of floppy disks or other mobile storage devices between various computers and never use pirated software. Also don’t install two or more antivirus software on your computer at a same time. Moreover, you should equip your computer with Windows 7 compatible antivirus software.