Windows® 7 Security Features
What are the security features in Windows 7 and ways to manage security alerts on Windows 7?
Windows 7 is a high performance Operating System released from Microsoft. It is the latest release of Windows Operating System. Many limitations present in the previous versions of Windows are disabled in this new edition. Some new and improved features are integrated to this latest version that would let users perform their tasks very well. Among them, security features would play a very major role. With greater security enhancements, the system would be less prone to threats and the malwares. Windows7 is available in different editions and they are Windows 7 Starter, Home Basic, Home Premium, Ultimate and Enterprise. It would be better idea to install the genuine version of Windows 7 in system.
Below mentioned points are the various security features in Windows 7 and the tips to mange the security alerts:
- BitLocker drive encryption
- User Account Control
- Managing security alerts in Windows 7
BitLocker drive encryption
BitLocker drive encryption is one of the features in Windows 7 and is used for enhancing the security of the Windows 7 system. This hard drive encryption prevents unknown and unauthorized users from accessing file. This feature is found in the Windows 7 ultimate and the Enterprise editions. This feature would then permit the USB drive to be utilized as security or the password to open the data. Thus, it gives protection to removable media. You need to right-click the removable media and then choose turn on BitLocker.
User Account Control
The user access control in Windows is greatly improved in Windows 7. By enabling that, it would be difficult for unknown and not genuine software to be installed within the system and could not make changes with the settings present in system. This UAC would then help to defend the PC from all sort of hackers and also the malicious programs. Whenever any program is going to make change to the system settings, the UAC would let you know and then ask for approval. UAC in Windows 7 is more flexible.
When the security of Windows gets breached, it would display alerts in Windows 7. There are alerts with virus infections which are being detected by the Microsoft Security Essentials and other third party software. You have the option to delete that virus. You would perform that. Just like that when Windows Defender detects the malware, the security alert is produced and you could remove that from that alert. The security settings alert is produced when antivirus and firewall are disabled and by following steps, you could re-enable them all. The security alert which shows the attempting of any unknown application to connect to Internet occurs, you need to check for that and could allow or disallow that program to connect.
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