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Windows® 7 Inside Out, Deluxe Edition by Carl Siechert Ed Bott and Craig Stinson

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Chapter 17. Security Essentials

Understanding Security Threats

What’s New in Windows 7

Monitoring Your Computer’s Security

Blocking Intruders with Windows Firewall

Staying Secure with Windows Update

Using Security Software to Block Malware

Preventing Unsafe Actions with User Account Control

IN the early days of personal computing, security was a mere afterthought—when it was considered at all. But as personal computers have become more powerful, more complex, and more connected, they’ve also become more vulnerable. Because Microsoft Windows is so widely used, computers running any version of Windows make an especially juicy target for those who would like to steal your valuable personal data, appropriate your computing resources and bandwidth, or simply ...

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