Windows_defender

Security has always been a challenge to Microsoft. Being the most used Operating System; Windows also holds the position of being the most targeted Operating System. With Vista and Windows 7, Microsoft had done an excellent job in improving the system security by adding features such as the UAC, Windows Defender, Bit locker drive encryption etc. Now they have gone one step further to improve upon the existing features and have added new ones. Here are some of the major security improvements in Windows 8.

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Are Public Libraries Still at Risk Because of Microsoft?

Microsoft doesn’t have a good answer, and they don’t seem to care. However, there’s no reason to worry. Using either of my recommendations, a library can avoid the risk.

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WinPatrol has always been a great tool to help you control your PC settings and security. The addition of “cloud” collaboration features is now available as a beta download.

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Here’s a way to add some free additional protection to your Windows PC. This program doesn’t even need to be running to do it’s job.

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Windows Shell Shortcut Vulnerability Is Being Actively Exploited

The Windows shell shortcut vulnerability is now being actively exploited by malwares, even as researchers continue to discover new vectors for distribution.

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Microsoft Security Essentials 1.0 might be the best security solution available right now and it is also free

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Having a good antivirus program installed on your PC is a must have. The additional ability to double check files using 40 different antivirus engines is not required, but it sure is nice to have.

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Do you know if evil computers are connecting to your PC? If you really want to find out, I recommend that you try two utilities from NirSoft.

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Using the free WOT addon in your web browser will make it easy to see if a website or search results are safe to use. It works in most browsers and operating systems.

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There are two versions of McAfee Stinger now. Both are very good, there’s no reason not to use both of them when you need to clean up an infected PC.

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This afternoon when I booted up my netbook, I noticed that Immunet Protect now has over 100,000 users. Is that a big deal? Find out …

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McAfee is a well known provider of security software for home and business PCs. How would you like a free security scan from McAfee? I’ll tell you why I didn’t like what I saw.

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There are a variety of programs that will let you password protect files, programs and Windows resources. The best program I’ve found for locking programs is called SaveIt!

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The PLUS version of WinPatrol will be offered at 99 cents for one day only. This is a deal that will be hard to refuse.

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Yes, the little dog (XP Search Assistant) is a spy, but you can terminate this spy with a registry hack or a PowerToy from Microsoft. No animals were harmed in the making of this article.

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