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Firewall FAQ - Why do I need a firewall?
Windows Vista - Windows Firewall - Firewall FAQ - Why do I need a firewall? A firewall can help prevent hackers or malicious software (such as worms) from gaining access to your computer through a network or the Internet. A firewall can also help stop your computer from sending malicious software to...
2010-01-15, 3786👍, 0💬

Firewall FAQ - What is a firewall?
Windows Vista - Windows Firewall - Firewall FAQ - What is a firewall? A firewall is software or hardware that checks information coming from the Internet or a network, and then either blocks it or allows it to pass through to your computer, depending on your firewall settings.
2010-01-14, 3774👍, 0💬

Understanding Windows Firewall settings - Off (not recommended)
Windows Vista - Windows Firewall - Understanding Windows Firewall settings - Off (not recommended) Avoid using this setting unless you have another firewall running on your computer. Turning off Windows Firewall might make your computer (and your network, if you have one) more vulnerable to damage f...
2010-01-14, 3952👍, 0💬

Understanding Windows Firewall settings - Block all incoming connections
Windows Vista - Windows Firewall - Understanding Windows Firewall settings - Block all incoming connections This setting blocks all unsolicited attempts to connect to your computer. Use this setting when you need maximum protection for your computer, such as when you connect to a public network in a...
2010-01-13, 5614👍, 0💬

Understanding Windows Firewall settings - On (recommended)
Windows Vista - Windows Firewall - Understanding Windows Firewall settings - On (recommended) This setting is selected by default. When Windows Firewall is on, most programs are blocked from communicating through the firewall. If you want to unblock a program, you can add it to the Exceptions list (...
2010-01-13, 4073👍, 0💬

Turn Windows Firewall on or off - To turn off Windows Firewall
Windows Vista - Windows Firewall - Turn Windows Firewall on or off - To turn off Windows Firewall You should not turn off Windows Firewall unless you have another firewall enabled. Turning off Windows Firewall might make your computer (and your network, if you have one) more vulnerable to damage fro...
2010-01-12, 3871👍, 0💬

Turn Windows Firewall on or off - To turn on Windows Firewall
Windows Vista - Windows Firewall - Turn Windows Firewall on or off - To turn on Windows Firewall 1. Open Windows Firewall by clicking the Start button Picture of the Start button, clicking Control Panel, clicking Security, and then clicking Windows Firewall. 2. Click Turn Windows Firewall on or off....
2010-01-12, 3587👍, 0💬

What are the different wireless network security methods?
Windows Vista - Network security - What are the different wireless network security methods? -802.1X authentication 802.1X authentication can help enhance security for 802.11 wireless networks and wired Ethernet networks. 802.1X uses an authentication server to validate users and provide network acc...
2010-01-11, 3589👍, 0💬

What are the different wireless network security methods?
Windows Vista - Network security - What are the different wireless network security methods? - Wired Equivalent Privacy (WEP) WEP is an older network security method that is still available to support older devices, but it is no longer recommended. When you enable WEP, you set up a network security ...
2010-01-11, 4028👍, 0💬

What are the different wireless network security methods? - Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA)
Windows Vista - Network security - What are the different wireless network security methods? - Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA) WPA encrypts information, and it also checks to make sure that the network security key has not been modified. WPA also authenticates users to help ensure that only authorized ...
2010-01-07, 3611👍, 0💬

Making your network more secure - Why should I secure my wireless network?
Windows Vista - Network security - Making your network more secure - Why should I secure my wireless network? Wireless networks are more flexible than wired ones, but they can also be more vulnerable to hackers or malicious software (such as worms). Because wireless networks use radio waves that can...
2010-01-07, 3736👍, 0💬

Making your network more secure - Position your router or access point carefully
Windows Vista - Network security - Making your network more secure - Position your router or access point carefully Wireless signals can transmit a few hundred feet, so the signal from your network could be broadcast outside of your home. You can help limit the area that your wireless signal reaches...
2010-01-06, 3768👍, 0💬

Making your network more secure - Change the default SSID
Windows Vista - Network security - Making your network more secure - Change the default SSID Routers and access points use a wireless network name known as a service set identifier (SSID). Most manufacturers use the same SSID for all of their routers and access points. We recommend that you change t...
2010-01-06, 4570👍, 0💬

Change the default administrator name and password on your router or access point
Windows Vista - Network security - Making your network more secure - Change the default administrator name and password on your router or access point If you have a router or access point, you probably used a default name and password to set up the equipment. Most manufacturers use the same default ...
2010-01-05, 3920👍, 0💬

Making your network more secure - Wireless network security recommendations
Windows Vista - Network security - Making your network more secure - Wireless network security recommendations If you have a wireless network, there are some additional security precautions that you should take. Use a network security key If you have a wireless network, you should set up a network s...
2010-01-05, 3732👍, 0💬

Making your network more secure - Don't stay logged on as an administrator
Windows Vista - Network security - Making your network more secure - Don't stay logged on as an administrator When you are using programs that require Internet access, such as a web browser or an e-mail program, we recommend that you log on as a standard user rather than an administrator. That's bec...
2010-01-04, 3818👍, 0💬

Making your network more secure - Use a router to share an Internet connection
Windows Vista - Network security - Making your network more secure - Use a router to share an Internet connection Consider using a router (also called a residential gateway device) to share an Internet connection. These devices usually have built-in firewalls and other features that can help keep yo...
2010-01-04, 3851👍, 0💬

wudfsvc and wudfsvc.dll on Windows Vista
What is service "wudfsvc" and library "wudfsvc.dll" on Windows Vista? "wudfsvc" is a system service with the display name: "Windows Driver Foundation - User-mode Driver Framework". "wudfsvc.dll" is the library that provides the "wudfsvc" service. "wudfsvc" related information: Memory usage: Launchin...
2010-01-01, 35519👍, 0💬

AEADIFilters and AEADISRV.EXE on Windows Vista
What is service "AEADIFilters" and program "AEADISRV.EXE" on Windows Vista? "AEADIFilters" is a system service with the display name: "Andrea ADI Filters Service". "AEADIFilters" is related to the active noise reduction process, included on Sound Max/SupremeFx Audio Card high definition audio CODEC....
2009-12-31, 28894👍, 0💬

Deleting Temporary Files on Windows Vista
How to view and delete temporary files recorded by Windows system? When you use applications or system programs, some temporary files are recorded in the system temporary folder. For security and privacy reasons, you should view and delete those temporary files. Click Start, type "%temp%" in the sea...
2009-12-30, 4968👍, 0💬

Starting Windows Vista in Diagnostic Startup Mode
How to start your system in diagnostic startup mode? If you can not delete delete a file that is causing program to your system because the file in use, you can restart your system in diagnostic startup mode. In diagnostic startup mode, only basic devices and services are loaded. All other programs ...
2009-12-29, 7455👍, 0💬

Configuration View of Startup Programs on Windows Vista
How to access System Configuration to view startup programs? The System Configuration is a system administrative tool that allows you view system configurations, including startup programs. Most virus programs are hidden in your system as startup programs. You should check startup programs regularly...
2009-12-29, 6234👍, 0💬

Startup Programs on Windows Vista
How to view programs in the startup folder on Windows Vista? The startup folder holds programs that will be automatically launched during system start up time. The startup folder is a common place where maleware leaves programs to harm your systems. Here is how to access the startup folder to view a...
2009-12-28, 6668👍, 0💬

Processess Running on Vista Enterprise Edition
What are basic processes running on a Vista Enterprise Edition? The table below gives you a list of basic processes running on a Windows Vista Enterprise Edition, Service Pack 1, system. If you are running the same edition, you can compare processes running your system against this list. This compar...
2009-12-28, 3968👍, 0💬

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