4. Securing Your Windows 7 PC

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This chapter shows you how to make sure your Windows 7 PC is as secure as possible by showcasing these tasks:

Working with the Action Center

Setting up user accounts

Setting a password

Using Windows Defender

Turning on your Windows Firewall

Changing User Account Control settings

Today, computer protection is nothing to sneeze at; there are many potential dangers lurking out there that are all too eager to infect your hard drive, hijack your email, or steal your sensitive financial information. Luckily, Windows 7 includes a number of tools and features that can help you ensure your system and data are as ...

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