Compare Security features of Windows® 7 with Windows® XP
Discuss the comparisons of security features between Windows 7 with Windows XP?
Windows 7 is the latest Operating System which is released recently. This Operating System has got latest and improved features when we compare it with its predecessors. Windows XP is the earlier version of Windows. It is seen hat this OS one of the mostly like OS by the customers. That’s why now also this Operating System is used widely. But it is seen that when we compare its security features of the recent released Operating Systems, XP has least security features. It would not give that much protection like Windows Vista and Windows 7. There are new and improved security features in Windows 7.
Below mentioned points is the comparison of security features between Windows 7 and Windows XP:
- Protection against spyware
- Keep data private and secure
- Connect to company networks securely
Protection against spyware
It is seen that in Windows XP there is not a built in protection against the viruses, spyware and the malicious software. But in the case of Windows 7, you can find this built in protection. Windows Defender is the defense that is present in Windows 7. Evnethough it is being introduced in Windows Vista you can find it improved in Windows 7. In Windows 7 there are more number of scanning options, easy notifications and has got very low impact on system performance. Other new feature that you find in Windows 7 is the 'Clean System' which would have capability to provide single click purging of all suspicious software. It is seen that Windows Defender is found to be a part of Action Center now.
Keep data private and secure
Keeping of data secure and private is not being found in Windows XP. In the case of Windows 7, there is BitLocker data encryption feature is present in Windows 7. If you have got details regarding the PC then you could be able to put the Virtual lock on the files when you want to secure those files from loss. The improved feature would be found in Windows 7 Ultimate edition. It would encrypt the drive and the file saved in that driver would be in safe.
The secure connection to company networks is a security feature that would find both in Windows XP and Windows 7. But in the case of Windows 7, this feature is more improved. There is other concept called Domain Join. If you are going to use a PC in an office, it would be better idea to connect to the domain. This is network of computers which is centrally administrative and is under common laws. The Windows 7 Ultimate and Professional editions are being designed with this feature.
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