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Five Tips to Improve Windows Security

Tuesday, August 14th, 2012

Computer users make many efforts to protect their computer from unexpected invasion, such as antivirus and firewall. However, they inevitably come across some computer safety problem due to neglecting some common sense operation. They are required to do more to ensure Windows safety, as the following tips will remind you.

Computer users may sometimes need to open Remote Assistance to ask others for help finally by forgetting closing it, in this case, hackers can make use of “remote assistance” and “remote desktop” to hack into and control your computer, so don’t forget to close it when finishing using it. Tell you how to close remote assistance: on the “computer”, right click “properties”, select “remote settings”, clear “remote assistance”, and choose “doesn’t allow connections to this computer” in remote desktop.

At all times, remember to open the Automatic Updates. Microsoft will continuously release some patches when finding operating system defects. If you enable this function, computer that connects to the internet will automatically download the patch program for installation, thus effectively prevent hackers from invasion. You can refer to the following steps: go to Control Panel, System and Security, select Windows Updates, click Change Settings in the left panel, choose “install updates automatically (recommended)”, set update time, and then click OK to finish.

The above two tips should be implemented by every users. If you are not the only user who can physical access the computer, you‘d better make settings as below tricks as well.

You can set a password when wakeup from sleep mode like that: open the Power Options Control Panel (Start/Control Panel/Power Options); click the link “Change when the computer sleeps” in the left panel, and set a length-proper time to put the computer to sleep; after that, go back to set “Require a login password on wakeup”, select require a password in Password protection on wakeup section, and then click “Save changes”.

Usually there is a scene that you need to leave for just a moment when the computer is operating. In order to avoid others using your own computer, you can just press Windows + L key to lock computer screen. To return to the system, you only need to click the user name and enter the correct password, and then you can go back to your screen now.

Moreover, to set a Windows logon password is a sensible choice which fundamentally help you solve the problem that other people gain access to your computer consciously or unconsciously. No wonder it stands at the first line of defense to protect your PC.

The latter three tips are used to protect your computer by password from unauthorized person all the time. So keep these passwords in heart, in case that you forgot password some day. It is strongly suggested that to create a password reset disk in advance or you may turn to Windows password reset software for help. Since there are so many options for you to reset forgotten password, it’s allowable for you to stay at ease.