Windows® 7 Network Security
Computer has an important role in communication and data sharing across the globe.; Considering the high risk from Internet related activities, Microsoft has done a great improvement in the security features of latest Windows 7.
Microsoft has introduced four security features under Windows 7, which are Windows Firewall, Windows Defender, User Account Control and Administrator account. Besides, it is equipped with Action Center to deal with any kind of issue.
You can protect your computer and ultimately data stored in it from unauthorized access. It would secure the sharing of data under LAN (Local Area Network) and WAN (Wide Area Network).
User Account Control generate frequent alerts, which comes as pop up. It asks for your confirmation about downloading something, repeatedly, when you are surfing over Internet, which is quite annoying. Moreover the Windows Firewall has been noticed to become inactive or disable under the influence of some sophisticated viruses.
With the growing percentage of cyber-crime, it has become essential for you to become conscious regarding security of computer network. Your web surfing activities and communication over social networking sites, e-mail client and instant chat messenger, everything can be under the surveillance of remote hackers. Evidently, Microsoft is also well aware about the growing Internet threats and it has done a great improvement over the security features, so that your computer’s information is not hacked or stolen by any unauthorized person.
In addition to this, you can search for a Windows 7’s compatible Internet security programs and install them for getting more effective result.
There has been a great overhauling in the previous Windows Vista security features, which include Windows Firewall, Windows Defender, User Account Control and Administrator account. Now, the Windows firewall can filter both outgoing and incoming contents, which was earlier restricted to only incoming data. Windows Defender in the latest version can be customized well, under the Advanced Setting option, available in Control Panel. Now, it can accordingly perform quick, complete and partial scanning of your computer’s network. You can decide the network area, which you want to diagnose as public network, home network or work network. User Account Control of your Windows 7 is another Internet security guard. This avoids another person to disturb your computer’s Internet security features in your absence.
With effective Windows 7 Internet security features , you can keep your data over your computer safe and secure from Internet hackers. You can make your online trading and banking without any tension. Moreover you get freedom from unwanted programs, which unnecessarily occupy your computer’s memory and make it slow and sluggish in performance.
You may experience some problems, while doing installation of any software programs on your computer on account of Firewall settings. Next, it can block pops and ads coming from useful sources, such as banking or some institutes. . However, it is temporary you can make useful change under the “Exception tab”. Another limitation has been discovered as Windows Firewall feature getting disabled on its own under the influence of some latest viruses.
Always keep your operating system and related software updated with latest available patch on manufacturer’s website. For the MS related products keep your Windows Update enabled. A regular monitoring should be done about the status of Windows Firewall and Windows Defender along with the installed antivirus program on your computer. Avoid yourself from unauthentic websites and do not access e-mails coming from unknown sources, it may be a source of virus or spyware.