In This Chapter
Dealing with permission warnings
Assessing your safety in Action Center
Staying safe on the Internet
Removing browser add-ons
Avoiding phishing scams
Setting Family Safety controls
Like driving a car, working with Windows is reasonably safe, as long as you avoid bad neighborhoods, obey traffic signals, and don’t steer with your feet while you stick your head out the sunroof.
But in the world of Windows and the Internet, there’s no easy way to recognize a bad neighborhood, find a traffic signal, or even distinguish between your feet, the steering wheel, and the sunroof. Things that look innocent — a friend’s e-mail or a program found on the Internet — may be a virus that infects your computer.
This chapter helps you recognize the bad streets in virtual neighborhoods and explains the steps you can take to protect yourself from harm and minimize ...