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Sams Teach Yourself Microsoft® Windows® Vista™ All in One by Greg Perry

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Chapter 27. Managing Your Windows Security

In This Chapter:

  • Learn to recognize computer security threats
  • Find programs that help you secure your computer as well as possible
  • Enjoy safer online web surfing
  • Correctly respond to Internet Explorer’s security warnings
  • Master your Control Panel’s security settings
  • Modify your firewall settings
  • Keep your computer up-to-date automatically
  • Use Windows Defender to monitor all files on your machine
  • Set parental controls to safeguard your younger family members

Microsoft is well aware of the security risks Windows operating systems face. When they developed Windows XP, the Microsoft programming team made security a high priority. Nevertheless, the moment Microsoft released Windows XP, the attacks began. ...

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