Winferno Software
 
 

You are here: : Windows Security Updates

Windows Security Updates

Tuesday, January 8th, 2008


Microsoft releases security updates for Windows on a monthly basis in order to patch the loopholes that attackers use to get into our systems. It is typical for software companies to release updates for their products in order to provide extra features, or to fix problems or bugs that have been discovered since the original release.

Security updates are much like this, in that cyber criminals incessantly seek out new ways to steal information and hijack systems, and thus are always creating more problems that need to be fixed. As a result, Microsoft has to constantly update its Windows product in order to enhance security and protect customer’s privacy. It is important to keep your security updates current in order to protect yourself against malicious online activities.

Automatic Windows Security Updates

The Windows Update website was introduced as a means of easily downloading and installing updates for the Windows 98 operating system. Since then, Microsoft has implemented this concept of accessible updates into its subsequent Windows releases. Today, the Automatic Updates feature provides users with the easiest way to keep their system protected against the latest security vulnerabilities.

Turning On Automatic Windows Security Updates

Windows XP Service Pack 2 and Vista can download and install important security and other recommended updates automatically, on a schedule that you set.

To turn on automatic updating in Windows Vista:

  1. Click the Start button.
  2. Point to All Programs, and then click Windows Update.
  3. In the left pane, click Change settings.
  4. Select Install updates automatically (recommended).
  5. Under Recommended updates, select the checkbox next to Include recommended updates when downloading, installing, or notifying me about updates.
  6. Click OK.
  7. If you are prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation.

To turn on automatic updating in Windows XP SP2:

  1. Click Start.
  2. Click Control Panel.
  3. Click Security Center.
  4. Select Automatic Updates.
  5. Choose Automatic (recommended).

Enhanced Windows Security

Secure IE Browser Security is the only browser on the market today that was specifically designed with Internet users’ security as the primary concern. Secure IE utilizes multiple lines of defense to protect you from computer fraud and other malicious threats.

Secure IE’s unique approach to online security:

  • Integrated McAfee Site Advisor warns of dangerous Web sites, places safety ratings alongside search results, and provides a site’s safety rating upon request.
  • Seal up security gaps with our automatic security tune-up.
  • Stop Spyware (which is often used in computer fraud) at the point of entry with out exclusive Browser Shield.
  • Automatically blocks malicious ActiveX, which hackers and identity thieves will use to gain entrance to your PC and commit computer fraud.
  • Block Pop-ups, including Windows Messenger pop-ups.
  • One click access to security zones, which allow you to designate which websites get certain privileges.
  • Intercepts Malicious File Downloads and scans for viruses (requires virus-scanning software).
  • Stay one step ahead of hackers with built in auto-updates.

For more information, see Secure IE 2007.

 


Delete Google Search History

Computer Clean Up

Running Virus Scan in Safe Mode

Computer Fraud

Delete Internet

Internet Identity Theft

Delete AOL Instant Messenger History

Virus Definitions

Delete Yahoo Search History

Index.dat

Photo Compression Made Simple

Internet Explorer Security Zones

Computer Worms

Dangers of ActiveX

Emailing Pictures


Winferno Software Guides:

McAfee Software Center
Secure IE Browser Security
Delete History with PC Confidential
Registry Power Cleaner Software
PC Theater DVD Playing Software
BabelVideo Video Conversion Software
SnapZip Zip Compression Software
Grisoft AVG Software Center
Free McAfee Spyware and Virus Scan


Company Info    Privacy Policy    Press Room    Affiliate Programs    Careers    Contact Us    Site Map
©Copyright 2001 - 2008 Winferno.com All Rights Reserved