Using Firewall in Windows® 7
Windows operating systems are very popular. They are light on system resources and very user friendly. Because of the popularity of Windows based operating systems, many malware are specifically designed to infect and cause damage to Windows based operating systems. Firewall is a software designed to protect users from malicious content. Windows operating systems including the latest Windows 7 OS , which comes preinstalled with a firewall so that even if users are using the system for long hours online, system would be always well protected. A firewall is the first line of defense against malware. Once a malware infects a system it would be very difficult to remove which is why firewall software is a must for all computer users. However, if users want to disable the default Windows firewall, even that can be done very easily. Firewall in Windows 7 can be disabled by using the security settings option in the control panel of the system.
Following tells you more regarding consequences of disabling firewall in Windows 7:
- Corruption of OS
- Data Loss
- Decrease in System Performance
Corruption of OS
Malware are capable of infecting any operating system. If firewall on Windows 7 is turned off malware might infect the OS, even corrupt it beyond a state of repair. Malware do this by modifying important system files. If your computer came preinstalled with a genuine Windows 7 OS, then corruption of the OS means that users would have to purchase a genuine copy of the OS if it got corrupted.
Computers are used to store large numbers of sensitive files and information. If the firewall on the system operating on Windows 7 is turned off, then the system would become vulnerable to hackers and malware such as spyware which would get installed on the system and steal valuable user data. The data thus stolen might be used for illegal purposes such as identity thefts and bank frauds.
Turning off firewall in Windows 7 means that the system would be always under constant threat of malware. Malware such as adware would infect the system and would run in the background even when system is not connected to the Internet. Such infections would be consuming all of the system resources and decrease the performance of the system to such levels that users would not be able to perform any task.
iYogi is the fastest growing online and remote tech support provider in the direct-to-consumers and small businesses sector. Our highly skilled and experienced tech experts available, 24x7x365 will provide the best issue resolution and customer satisfaction. Our award winning and low priced Annual Subscription covers the following services:
- Comprehensive support for using firewall in Windows 7 OS
- Diagnostic & repair for your technologies.
- Troubleshoot software errors.
- Update drivers and security to protect against online threats.
- Connect to Internet, devices and peripherals.
- Optimize your computer’s speed and performance.
Unlimited access to great tech support, all year around! We promise the lowest wait-time and highest resolution rate in the industry.