Details of security features in Windows® 7
What are the benefits of security features in Windows 7?
Security is an issue with all computers users. Since, in our modern world every transaction is done through the Internet, the user is required to provide important details like bank account details, passwords and other personal information on the Internet. If your system is being affected by spyware it can steal the important information from your computer. So Microsoft has provided numerous security features in Windows 7 to protect the data of the user from spyware and hackers. The security features in Windows 7 includes BitLocker, Parental Controls, User Account Control, Windows Defender and Windows Firewall. You can also install other antivirus software of your choice in Windows 7 to keep your system secure.
Features and benefits of different security software included in Windows 7 are:
- Windows Firewall
- Windows Defender
BitLocker is an application that was first introduced in the Windows Vista; Microsoft has improved its features in Windows 7. BitLocker is encryption software. It is capable of securing your data by providing encryption for the entire drive. It automatically encrypts data that is added on the drive while BitLocker is turned on. Windows 7 also has the new BitLocker-To-Go feature that provides encryption for the USB and other flash drives that are attached to the computer. After encryption, the data will be in a scrambled form and only an authorized person with a password can read the data in its original form.
A lot of virus programs get into your system without your knowledge while you are browsing the Internet. Once infected it can even hijack your browser. A firewall is software that monitors the information received from the Internet and they either allow the information to get into your computer or they block them. You can fine tune Windows Firewall to block all the virus programs that try to intrude your computer.
Windows Defender is a virus protection software provided by Microsoft. You can use this software to protect your computer from spyware and malware that steal information from your computer. Spyware gets into your system while you are surfing the Internet. Windows Defender provides real-time protection and virus scanning. Real-time protection prevents the intrusion of malicious programs into your system while you are using the Internet. The virus scanner scans your computer for any infectious programs files and deletes them.