Windows 7 is more effective than any other operating systems to simplify computer security. Because the major threats were related to security and specially regarding “EXE” files. But Windows 7 is equipped with a no. of security related features. Microsoft Security Essential feature which prevents the attacks either it is from viruses or any other source is introduced. This feature minimizes or event cut down the requirement of 3rd party Antivirus software, else Action center keep your aware about the update status of your Antivirus Software. Instead of purchasing and updating Antivirus Software(s) for specific reason(s), just keep the windows 7 updated to protect your computer from viruses, spyware, worms, Trojans and other malware. Windows Defender is another feature which defends your computer from web based auto installation required or by force permissions to install any software which can be a threat to your computer. Windows Defender provides Real-time protection & Scanning options in which Windows Defender covers the security threat which was due to “EXE” file and autorun aspect and also provide scanning of existing settings and files respectively. Security Essential and Windows Defender updates are available as free downloads for Windows 7. In addition BitLocker feature brings encryption support to removable disks such as USB drives and files auto recovery is much improved so most of the files remain uncorrupted. Microsoft recommends updating the security related software automatically.
Last updated: March 19, 2014