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What are the recommended settings for Windows Firewall?
Windows Vista - Windows Firewall - Firewall FAQ - What are the recommended settings for Windows Firewall? We recommend the default firewall settings: The firewall is on. The firewall is on for all network locations (Home or work, Public place, or Domain). The firewall is on for all network co...
2010-01-19, 5451👍, 0💬

Firewall FAQ - What happened to the ICMP and logging settings in Windows Firewall?
Windows Vista - Windows Firewall - Firewall FAQ - What happened to the ICMP and logging settings in Windows Firewall? You must be logged on as an administrator to perform these steps. To find ICMP and logging settings, open Windows Firewall with Advanced Security. 1. Open Administrative Tools by cli...
2010-02-02, 5330👍, 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, 5323👍, 0💬

What are some of the things that a firewall can't prevent?
Windows Vista - Windows Firewall - Firewall FAQ - What are some of the things that a firewall can't prevent? E-mail viruses E-mail viruses are attached to e-mail messages. A firewall can't determine the contents of e-mail, so it can't protect you from these types of viruses. You should use an anti...
2010-01-26, 5296👍, 0💬

Firewall FAQ - How do I view and edit all firewall properties?
Windows Vista - Windows Firewall - Firewall FAQ - How do I view and edit all firewall properties? You must be logged on as an administrator to perform these steps. The new Windows Firewall with Advanced Security is a Microsoft Management Console (MMC) snap-in that provides more advanced options for ...
2010-02-02, 5267👍, 0💬

Firewall FAQ - Why can't I change some Windows Firewall settings?
Windows Vista - Windows Firewall - Firewall FAQ - Why can't I change some Windows Firewall settings? If your computer is connected to a domain, your system administrator might be controlling those settings through Group Policy.
2010-01-26, 5161👍, 0💬

Making your network more secure - Use a firewall
Windows Vista - Network security - Making your network more secure - Use 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 sof...
2009-11-24, 5143👍, 0💬

What Is Problem Reports and Solutions?
What Is Problem Reports and Solutions? Problem Reports and Solutions is a Control Panel applet included in Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008. It keeps a record of all system and application issues and errors detailed by Windows Error Reporting, as well as presents a list of all existing possible...
2009-08-11, 5086👍, 0💬

Why use a standard user account instead of an administrator account?
Windows Vista Security - User accounts FAQ - Why use a standard user account instead of an administrator account? The standard account can help protect your computer by preventing users from making changes that affect everyone who uses the computer. We recommend creating a standard account for each ...
2009-11-06, 5044👍, 0💬

Online privacy FAQ - How can I protect my privacy when shopping online?
Windows Vista Security basics - Online privacy FAQ - How can I protect my privacy when shopping online? Most online merchants use secure connections to provide an encrypted connection between Internet Explorer and the website. Encrypted connections make it difficult for a hacker to intercept your pe...
2009-10-14, 5002👍, 0💬

Firewall FAQ - Can I use more than one firewall on my computer?
Windows Vista - Windows Firewall - Firewall FAQ - Can I use more than one firewall on my computer? Yes, but running more than one firewall program at the same time could cause conflicts. It's best to just use one firewall program.
2010-02-09, 4915👍, 0💬

Do the Macintosh and Windows versions of Silverlight have the same features?
Do the Macintosh and Windows versions of Silverlight have the same features? Yes. The Macintosh version of Silverlight 2 has the same feature set found in the Windows version.
2010-03-02, 4848👍, 0💬

Firewall FAQ - If I have a router with a built-in firewall, should I also turn on Windows Firewall?
Windows Vista - Windows Firewall - Firewall FAQ - If I have a router with a built-in firewall, should I also turn on Windows Firewall? Yes, because router-based firewalls only provide protection from computers on the Internet, not from computers on your home network. For example, if a mobile compute...
2010-02-09, 4750👍, 0💬

User accounts FAQ - What types of user accounts are there?
Windows Vista Security - User accounts FAQ - What types of user accounts are there? There are three different types of accounts: Standard Administrator Guest Each account type gives the user a different level of control over the computer. The standard account is the account to use for everyda...
2009-10-15, 4726👍, 0💬

What Is Windows Vista?
What is Windows Vista? Windows Vista is a line of operating systems developed by Microsoft to run personal computers. Windows Vista was release on January 30, 2007, five years after its predecessor, Windows XP. Windows Vista offers 6 editions: Windows Vista Starter - With limitation like: allowing a...
2009-12-23, 4712👍, 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, 4689👍, 0💬

How can I be sure that Windows Firewall is on?
Windows Vista - Windows Firewall - Firewall FAQ - How can I be sure that Windows Firewall is on? Windows Firewall is on by default in this version of Windows. To make sure it has not been turned off, follow these steps: 1. Open Windows Firewall by clicking the Start button Picture of the Start butto...
2010-01-19, 4687👍, 0💬

What does "allowing a program through the firewall" mean?
Windows Vista - Windows Firewall - Firewall FAQ - What does "allowing a program through the firewall" mean? Allowing a program through the firewall, sometimes called unblocking, is when you create an exception to enable a particular program to send information back and forth through the firewall. Yo...
2010-01-15, 4669👍, 0💬

What is User Account Control?
Windows Vista Security - User accounts FAQ - What is User Account Control? User Account Control (UAC) is a feature in Windows that can help prevent unauthorized changes to your computer. UAC does this by asking you for permission or an administrator? password before performing actions that could pot...
2009-11-10, 4569👍, 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, 4517👍, 0💬

User accounts FAQ - Do I need a user account to use Windows?
Windows Vista Security - User accounts FAQ - Do I need a user account to use Windows? Yes. When you set up Windows, you'll be required to create a user account. This account will be an administrator account to allow you to set up your computer and install any programs that you would like to use. Onc...
2009-10-16, 4474👍, 0💬

Making your network more secure - Run antivirus software on each computer
Windows Vista - Network security - Making your network more secure - Run antivirus software on each computer Firewalls help keep out worms and hackers, but they're not designed to protect against viruses; so you should install and use antivirus software. Viruses can come from attachments in e-mail m...
2009-11-24, 4473👍, 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, 4445👍, 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, 4437👍, 0💬

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