Windows 7 Security Features Essay

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Windows 7 Security Features Jack Morales California College San Diego MCS213 May 9, 2013 Mr. Mendell Windows 7 Security Features Windows 7 is the most secure operating system of today. With the security features that it offers which protects your PC and mine from malicious viruses, malware, and anyone that tries to access my PC remotely, it’s protected. The protection that is included is Firewall, which helps keep hackers and malicious software from getting in or accessing any information from your PC. As for Windows Update helps keep your PC safer and your software current by fetching the latest security and feature updates from Microsoft via the Internet. Windows Defender is your first line of defense against spyware and other unwanted software. And in Windows 7, it's easier to use, with simpler notifications, more scanning options, and less impact on your computer's performance. With a couple of click you can access this features and they are located right on Action Center, or you can set-up to receive notification which normally you will receive if something is not right. If firewall detects something it’s going to notify you and once notify, you proceed to the message center it’s going to give you more detail on what action is needed for that specific issue. Other Windows 7 security features are less apparent, especially those intended for businesses concerned with protecting not just one computer but an entire network. Among the most important new features are Direct Access, a VPN replacement for computers on Windows networks; the Windows Biometric Framework, which standardizes the way fingerprints are used by scanners and biometric applications; and AppLocker, which improves on previous Windows versions' Software Restriction Policies to limit which software can be run on a machine. Also key are Bit Locker To Go, which extends the full-disk

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