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Degunking Windows 7 by Joli Ballew

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Protect Your Computer with Built-In Windows 7 Features

Windows 7 comes with lots of ways to protect your computer automatically. For instance, during setup, you’re prompted to accept recommended settings for installing Windows Updates. And by default, Windows Defender and Windows Firewall are enabled. Additionally, the Action Center will look for solutions to problems your computer has encountered, and offer suggestions for you.

While all of this sounds peachy, you may get the sense that some of this activity may be gunking up your machine. You may ask, for instance, are all of those updates really necessary? What is the Action Center really doing, and when does it do it? What if you’ve purchased a third-party spyware utility or a third-party ...

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