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Windows 7 Feature - Windows Defender and Firewall One of the important features of the Windows 7 security modules is the Windows Firewall. The windows firewall is a tool that blocks any unwanted traffic from the Internet to the user’s PC which protects the user from harmful programs and/or hackers that could infect their computer. By default, the windows firewall is set to ‘enabled’ with a basic set of firewall rules. With the release of Windows 7, Microsoft has improved the graphical interface of the firewall tool which allows the user to fine-tune their protection and notifications for each network profile. These profiles are also an added addition to the firewall tool which allows the user to pick which profile to use for which connection they establish. Currently there are 3 profiles with different rule sets – Home, Work and Public. Each profile has it’s own set of rules depending on the environment. An example of this would be if the user was at the public library and connected to their wireless connection. Because they are on a ‘Public’ connection, they would pick the public rule when asked. This profile is the most secure because of a ‘public’ environment versus the ‘home ‘profile. Below is a picture of the firewall interface.
Windows Defender is Microsoft’s proprietary security scanning software. This security tool is designed to scan the computer without any impact on the systems performance, for any Spyware and unwanted software and notify the user of the findings. The tools is also very user friendly with easy to setup scanning options.
One new feature of Windows Defender is the ‘Clean System’ option. This option provides the user with a one-click purging of all spyware and unwanted programs on their system with just one click of their mouse button. This helps keep the system clean and ensures the system is running…...

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