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Windows Vista Security Center

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Title: Windows Vista Security Center


1
Windows Vista Security Center
  • Chapter 5(WV) Protecting Your Computer

2
Malicious Software
  • Malware
  • Viruses Programs attached to a file usually by
    e-mail
  • Worm Not attached necessarily, spread and run by
    itself
  • Hackers use spyware to gather your computers
    information

3
Security features in Vista
  • Security Center Under Control Panel
  • Windows Defender
  • User Account Control
  • Back up and restore

4
Security Features
  • Windows Firewall
  • Monitored and restricted communication with
    Internet
  • Windows Update
  • Checks latest Windows Update on Microsoft Web
    Site
  • Malware Protection
  • Antivirus software
  • Other Security Settings
  • Setting like user account

5
Windows Firewall
6
Automatic Updates
7
Security Center
8
Defending against Spyware
  • Spyware is a software that can install itself
  • Monitors your computing actions
  • Change System settings, interrupt programs, and
    slow computer performance
  • Common websites where spyware is found like
    search engines and screen saver downloads
  • Adware Pop up advertisements

9
Windows Defender
  • Vista Feature
  • Prevents spyware from installing
  • Provides access to Microsoft SpyNet community
  • Control panel-? Windows Security Center? Windows
    Defender
  • Scanned items
  • Quarantined items
  • Setting Windows Defender options

10
E-mail viruses with Windows Mail
  • Spam or junk mail
  • Windows mail security options
  • Digital IDs
  • Encrypt contents
  • Junk e-mail options
  • Low
  • High
  • Safe Senders tab
  • Blocked Senders

11
Phishing
  • Attempt to deceive you in revealing personal or
    financial information
  • Chose Phishing tab
  • Set the options
  • Phishing filters
  • Phishing filter icons on web sites
  • Internet Explorer can help detect the fraudulent
    sites
  • Internet Explorer ?Tools ? Phishing filter

12
Blocking Malware
  • Hackers use scripts and ActiveX controls
  • Digital signature files can be detected by Vista

13
IE Security
  • Internet Explorer Security Zone
  • Pop up blocker

14
Add-Ons On IE
15
Privacy Settings
  • Cookie Small file recording your information
    like what e-mail address you use, your web site
    preference
  • Block the cookies
  • Clear browsing history
  • IE?Tools?Delete browsing history
  • User also can change advanced settings on
    Internet Explorer

16
Setting up user accounts
17
Securing and Sharing Folders
  • Exercise Page WIN 255
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