Virus security in Windows® 7
Read about the ways to stop the viruses that can corrupt Windows.
Windows Operating Systems are the most widely used OS around the world. Since the OS possesses more usability and availability for the users, the chance of getting damaged by various activities is also more. The programmers who design malicious softwares can concentrate mostly on the Windows Operating Systems and release the malwares that can attack the system through the Windows vulnerabilities. The new Windows 7 Operating System includes some security features in the software to provide security to the users to protect the system. The installation of security measures in the system can prevent the viruses from affecting the system. Users must update the Windows regularly in order to block the latest virus attacks. The other ways are firewall options, system backup and restoring functionalities, other tools provided with the Operating Systems etc.
Discussed below are some features offered with Windows 7 for security:
- Windows Defender
- Microsoft Security Essentials
BitLocker is the utility for the Windows Operating Systems that is improved and installed in the new Windows 7 OS. The software tool is designed to protect the data upon the system. The possible threats over the data are hackers, data theft, data loss etc. BitLocker keeps the entire data upon the hard drive safe by encrypting and protecting with the passwords. If the user enables BitLocker utility in Windows 7, then the tool can encrypt the whole data in the drive. Windows 7 includes an additional feature called the ‘BitLocker to go’ in the new Operating System version to make the BitLocker software more easy to use. Using this feature, the user can easily lock the external storage devices while removing them.
Windows Defender is the software provided to the Windows 7 users to prevent the attack of the spywares and other threats. It also provides solution to the pop-ups and slow down issues in the system. Using this tool, users can secure the online activities too. The real time protection of the system also guarantees with the monitoring option of the tool. The detection and removal of the various virus infections are also possible with the software.
Microsoft Security Essentials is a new tool from Microsoft for providing protection to the Windows 7 users. This software tool is known as an anti-malware software and is available free to download from the Microsoft website. The software tool displays the security status of the user's computer and thus provides the solution through the scanning and cleanup of the system. The three status of the system displayed on the Security Essential system status window are protected, potentially unprotected and at risk.
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