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Keeping Safe and Secure

Keeping Safe and Secure

Now that you have a fresh installation of Windows, make sure you keep your computer and its users protected.

Before we wrap things up, here's a rundown of what you should be concerned about:

  • Firewall: Make sure you keep Windows Firewall enabled to prevent hackers or malicious software from intruding.
  • Virus protection: Windows does not come with antivirus software. Make sure you install a third-party tool to detect and stop infections from viruses, worms, and other threats.
  • If you don't want to purchase protection, you can always use the AVG Free Edition.

  • Spyware/malware protection: Viruses aren't the only pests. Spyware or malware infections can also do harm or cause annoying issues.
  • Luckily, Windows Defender is automatically installed and active in Windows 7.

  • Windows Update: To make sure you have the best experience as possible with Windows 7, configure Windows Update to automatically check for and install security holes and new features.
  • You might have already chosen to enable Windows Update during the initial setup, but be sure to double check.

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