Windows 7 Security Features

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Windows 7 Security Features

Windows 7 Security Features

Windows 7 provides enhanced security features to help protect your system, as well as your privacy.

Action Center

The Windows Action Center allows you to view security information about your computer in one place.

To use Action Center:

  1. Select the Start menu button.
  2. Select Control Panel.
  3. Select Action Center.
  4. Select the Security section.
  5. Here you can review information about your computer, including whether the firewall is turned on.

Windows Defender

One of the new features is Windows Defender. Windows Defender monitors your computer for malicious attacks, and you can run an on-demand scan, as well.

To scan your computer using Windows Defender:

  1. Select the Start menu button.
  2. In the Search programs and files text box, type "Windows Defender".
  3. Select Windows Defender.
  4. You may be prompted to check for updates. If so, click Check for Updates Now.
  5. To scan your computer, click Scan.
  6. Windows Defender will scan your computer and alert you if any malicious activity is discovered.