File Formats and Settings to enhance security in Microsoft® Windows® 7
What are the different file formats and settings for improving security in Microsoft Windows 7?
A file format is actually a method in which information is encoded for storing in your system. You need a possible method for determining the format of some particular files within the filesystem. The possible method to determine a file is to identify its name following the final period which is called as filename extension. There are a number of file formats included in the Microsoft Windows 7 Operating System. These include the .psd, .png, .eps and .tif etc. The .psd file format is the native file format for Adobe Photoshop. The .png is a website file format which is supported by all latest web browsers. .tif is needed for Tif files for printing on a lithographic printing press.
Here are some settings which you need in your Microsoft Windows 7 system for ensuring security:
- Windows BitLocker
- Parental Controls
- Action center
Windows BitLocker is one setting included in the Microsoft Windows 7 which increase the security of the Operating System. It protects the system by encrypting the whole hard disk drive on which the Operating System is installed. The setting can dynamically encrypt files which are moved to or saved on the system hard disk drive. Whole data stores in the Microsoft Windows 7 stays encrypted even if the drive is removed or even if the Operating System is running. The particular setting helps the system to protect important data against unauthorized users. The Bitlocker Drive Encryption provides protection at the startup with its Trusted Platform Module.
Parental Controls is another setting included in the Microsoft Windows 7 systems to increase the security of the system. The settings have been included in the Microsoft Windows Vista and have been improved in the Windows 7. The setting has been made more flexible and easier to use in the new Operating System. With this, you can get more options to enhance and ensure the complete security of the system. You can prevent your children from playing games which are not meant for them to play. You can prevent them from accessing some websites thereby preventing the system from being infected by these websites. You ccan also block access to objectionable TV shows and movies with the parental controls included in the Windows Media Center.
The Microsoft Windows 7 has included an action center in its Control Panel window. It is included in the system to ensure complete protection of the system. It ensures that you have made certain settings in your desktop to prevent all type of dangers in your system. It ensures that you have enabled firewall in the system. It checks for updates in antivirus software installed in your system. It also checks if the system is set to bring updates for all your security features automatically. Red items included in the Action Center indicates issues like expired antivirus programs and Yellow items specify recommended maintenance tasks in the system.
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