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Windows Tutorial 5 Protecting Your Computer Objectives Set up Windows Firewall and Windows Update Protect your computer from viruses and other malicious software Use Windows Defender to protect against spyware Manage Windows Mail security Objectives

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Objectives
  • Set up Windows Firewall and Windows Update
  • Protect your computer from viruses and other malicious software
  • Use Windows Defender to protect against spyware
  • Manage Windows Mail security

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Objectives
  • Manage Microsoft Internet Explorer security
  • Set up user accounts
  • Control access to your computer
  • Secure and share folders

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using the windows vista security center
Using the Windows Vista Security Center
  • Improved features in Windows Vista keep your computer safe from threats such as viruses, worms, hackers, crackers, and spyware
    • Security Center
    • Windows Defender
    • User Account Control
    • Back Up and Restore

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Using the Windows Vista Security Center

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adding a program to the windows firewall exception list
Adding a Program to the Windows Firewall Exception List
  • Click the Start button, click Control Panel, click Security, and then click Windows Firewall
  • In the left pane, click Allow a program through Windows Firewall, then click the Continue button, if necessary
  • In the Program or port list, click to select a program check box. If a program does not appear in this list, click the Add program button, click a program in the Add a Program dialog box, or click the Browse button to locate and select a program
  • Click the OK button

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setting up windows update
Setting Up Windows Update
  • An update is a change to software that can prevent or repair problems, enhance the security of the computer, or improve the computer’s performance
  • In the left pane of the Windows Security Center window, click Windows Update

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Setting Up Windows Update

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protecting your computer from malware
Protecting Your Computer from Malware
  • In the Windows Security Center window, examine the settings in the Malware protection section

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defending against spyware
Defending Against Spyware
  • Spyware is software that can install itself or run on your computer without your consent or control
    • Adware
    • Pop-up ads
  • To perform a scan with Windows Defender:
    • Click the Start button, click Control Panel, click Security, and then click Windows Defender
    • Click the Scan button arrow on the toolbar, and then click Quick Scan

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Defending Against Spyware

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scheduling a spyware scan
Scheduling a Spyware Scan
  • In the Windows Defender window, click the Tools button on the toolbar to open the Tools and Settings page, and then click Options

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defending against e mail viruses with windows mail
Defending Against E-mail Viruses with Windows Mail
  • An annoying and potentially dangerous type of privacy invasion is spam, or junk e-mail
  • Start Windows Mail
  • Click Tools on the menu bar, and then click Options
  • Click the Security tab

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Defending Against E-mail Viruses with Windows Mail

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adding a sender to the blocked senders or safe senders list
Adding a Sender to the Blocked Senders or Safe Senders List
  • To block a sender in Windows Mail, right-click a message whose sender you want to add to the Blocked Senders list, point to Junk E-mail, and then click Add Sender to Blocked Senders List on the shortcut menu
  • To always allow a sender, right-click a message whose sender you want to add to the Safe Senders list, point to Junk E-mail, and then click Add Sender to Safe Senders List on the shortcut menu
  • Click the OK button

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managing microsoft internet explorer security
Managing Microsoft Internet Explorer Security
  • Internet Explorer offers the following security and privacy features:
    • Phishing filter
    • Protected mode
    • Digital signatures
    • Pop-up Blocker
    • Add-on Manager
    • Privacy settings and alerts
    • Secure connections

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Managing Microsoft Internet Explorer Security
  • Click the Tools button on the toolbar, point to Phishing Filter, and then click Check This Website

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blocking pop up ads
Blocking Pop-up Ads
  • Click Tools on the Internet Explorer toolbar, point to Pop-up Blocker, and then click Pop-up Blocker Settings
  • Click the current Filter level setting, and then click a setting ranging from High to Low
  • Click the Close button

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managing add on programs
Managing Add-on Programs
  • A browser add-on is a program offered by any software vendor that provides enhancementssuch as a toolbar or improved search feature

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selecting privacy settings
Selecting Privacy Settings
  • Click Tools on the Internet Explorer toolbar, and then click Internet Options
  • Click the Privacy tab in the Internet Options dialog box
  • Drag the slider to select a privacy setting ranging from Block All Cookies to Accept All Cookies
  • Click the OK button

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Selecting Privacy Settings

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internet explorer advanced settings
Internet Explorer Advanced Settings
  • You can manage advanced Internet Explorer settings to enhance the security of your computer
    • Enable third-party browser extensions
    • Do not save encrypted pages to disk
    • Empty Temporary Internet Files folder when browser is closed
    • Warn if changing between secure and not secure mode

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setting up user accounts
Setting Up User Accounts
  • Open the Control Panel in Category view, click User Accounts and Family Safety, and then click User Accounts
  • Click Manage another account
  • Click Create a new account
  • Type the new account name, click the Standard user option button or the Administrator option button, and then click the Create Account button

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Setting Up User Accounts
  • Click Create a Password
  • Click in the New password text box, and then type your password
  • Click in the Confirm new password text box, and then type your password again
  • Click in the Type a password hint text box, and then type a hint to help you remember your password
  • Click the Create password button

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Setting Up User Accounts

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controlling access to your computer
Controlling Access to Your Computer
  • One way to manage access to your computer is to take advantage of User Account Control (UAC)
    • The UAC feature is turned on by default, and should not be turned off
  • Another way to protect your privacy and reduce power consumption is to let your computer go to sleep after a specified amount of idle time

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securing and sharing folders
Securing and Sharing Folders
  • If more than one person uses your computer, you can share files and folders with them in two ways:
    • Explicitly allowing another user to share a folder
    • Storing files in the Public folder
  • When you explicitly share files, you set sharing permissions that determine who can change your files and what kinds of changes they can make

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assigning permissions to folders
Assigning Permissions to Folders
  • To specify which users can access a folder you want to share, click the folder in a folder window, click Share on the toolbar, and then enter the account name of another user on the computer

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Assigning Permissions to Folders

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