Eight top security tips for Windows – wintips.org

(Based on Windows 8, 7, Vista Pro OS) We all use computers in our daily life for work, information or just for fun at home, on a small network connected to the internet or even in our case a wide area network. However, security risks are increasing over time, but many users or small companies do not know how to protect themselves. from viruses, internet computer attacks or data abstractions. In this post, you’ll find eight security tips to protect yourself.

Tip #1: Use a strong password for every user account on your computer.

A major security risk for any operating system or Internet site (eg, webmail, electronic bank account) is the use of a lame password. A strong password is eight or more characters long and includes uppercase letters, punctuation, symbols, and numbers. Also, be careful not to change your password too often.

Note: If you are running Windows XP, you must set a password for the “Administrator” account, because by default this account is hidden and has an empty password.

How to set a user password in Windows 7:

1. go to Start > Control Panel > Add or remove user accounts.

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2. Click on the account you want to change (eg user).

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3. Click on “Create a password” option.

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Tip #2: Think and carefully select the users you want to be administrators on your computer.

Set an account type (such as administrator or standard user) for each user on your computer to prevent them from making unwanted changes to your computer settings or viewing your files.

How to change account type:

2. from “Manage accounts” option in Control Panel, open the account you want to change (eg user) and click “Change account type” option is on the left.

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Tip #3: Make sure the “Guest” account is turned off.

make sure”Guest” The user account created by default from the Windows installation has been deleted (disabled) “inManage accounts” options in the control panel.

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Tip #4: Turn off Remote Assistance and Remote Desktop Features if you don’t need them.

If you have Windows Professional* edition, “Remote support” and “Remote desktop” features disabled These features are very useful if you have a problem and want your technician to help you remotely, but if you don’t need them, your computer has a security “hole” because if an attacker has compromised one of your accounts, he can easily log in. turn on your system remotely.

*These features are not enabled by default and are not available in Windows Home Edition.

How to delete “Remote support” and “Remote desktop” Features On Windows 7:

Right click inside “my computer” icon and select “Features”

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Click on “Remote settings” on the left.

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In the remote settings options “Allow remote support connectionsnot specified and inRemote desktop“section”Do not allow this computer to connect is checked. selectOK” when you finish.

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Tip No. 5. Always enable the Windows Firewall service unless you are using an alternative firewall program.

How to Enable Windows Firewall Service from the Windows Firewall option in Control Panel.

If you are a more experienced user and understand some security settings, I recommend that you purchase and install a third-party personal firewall software from the market. Like, there are always free reliable publications to try Zone signal or Komodo firewall.

How to enable Windows Firewall in Windows 7:

1. Right click inside “my computer” icon and select “Management”.

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2. click onServices and Applications” in the left panel and then double-click “Services” on the right.

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3. In the list of services “Windows firewall“service” isStarted“.

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4. If not, Double-click on “Windows Firewall Service”. and install Launch type for “Auto”. Then click “okay” and Restart your computer.

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Tip #6: Enable User Account Control (UAC).

When User Account Control (UAC) is enabled, the system notifies you every time a program tries to make changes to your computer. Also, with UAC enabled, if you set another user as the default account on your computer (tip 2 in this post), that user won’t be able to install the program without administrator-level permissions.

How to enable or disable User Account Control (UAC) in Windows 7:

1. go to Start > Control Panel and click onSystem security“.

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2. inside”System securityClick “settings.”Change User Account Control settings” option.

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3. Drag the slider on the left to change the alert settings. I prefer the default option (screenshot), but if you want, you can choose “.Always report” to make changes by moving the slider to its upper position.

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Tip #7: Turn off Autorun and Autoplay.

When you insert an external hard drive, flash drive, or CD-ROM into your computer, Windows runs a set of commands that allow you to launch applications, run installers, or run other system routines without requiring user intervention. This poses a security risk because malicious code can be executed without the user’s knowledge.

Read this article to learn How to disable Autoplay and Autorun in Windows.

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Tip #8: Protect your screen saver with a password:

If your workstation is in a location where other people can access it, set a strong password on your screen saver to prevent other users from using an unlocked console and accessing your files.

How to determine the screen saver in Windows 7:

Right click on the desktop and selectPersonalization

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In the Personalization options, select “Screen saver” element.

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Once you’ve selected your favorite wallpaper, check to turn on “Show login screen on resume” click option and “OK“.

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Keep reading for Ten+ tips to keep your PC fast and healthy.

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