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User accounts FAQ - Do I need to use a password on my account?
Windows Vista Security - User accounts FAQ - Do I need to use a password on my account? No. However, we recommend that you use a strong password. Using a password is one of the most important things you can do to help keep your computer secure. When your computer is protected with a password, only s...
2009-10-19, 4434👍, 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, 4399👍, 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, 4397👍, 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, 4367👍, 0💬

Online privacy FAQ - What are cookies?
Windows Vista Security basics - Online privacy FAQ - What are cookies? Cookies are small text files that some websites put on your computer to store information about you. Cookies can make browsing more convenient by letting you return to websites without having to log in again, or by remembering yo...
2009-10-13, 4290👍, 0💬

User accounts FAQ - How can I switch to a different user account?
Windows Vista Security - User accounts FAQ - How can I switch to a different user account? The ability to switch to a different user account without logging off or closing programs and files is called Fast User Switching. To switch to a different user account, follow these steps: Click the Start b...
2009-10-16, 4281👍, 0💬

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, 4256👍, 0💬

Making your network more secure - General network security recommendations
Windows Vista - Network security - Making your network more secure - General network security recommendations The following are general security guidelines for all home and small office networks. Keep your computer up to date To help keep the computers on your network safer, turn on automatic updati...
2009-11-17, 4256👍, 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, 4232👍, 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, 4226👍, 0💬

User accounts FAQ - What is a user account?
Windows Vista Security - User accounts FAQ - What is a user account? A user account is a collection of information that tells Windows what files and folders you can access, what changes you can make to the computer, and your personal preferences, such as your desktop background or color theme. User ...
2009-10-15, 4205👍, 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, 4177👍, 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, 4173👍, 0💬

Online privacy FAQ - What's should I know about privacy policies?
Windows Vista Security basics - Online privacy FAQ - What's should I know about privacy policies? Many websites that collect personal information also publish privacy policies that describe how the site will use your information. Before entering any personal information into a website, you should re...
2009-10-14, 4157👍, 0💬

User accounts FAQ - What is a user group?
Windows Vista Security - User accounts FAQ - What is a user group? A user group is a collection of user accounts that all have the same security rights. The two most common user groups are the standard user and the administrator, but there are others. If you have an administrator account, you can cr...
2009-10-19, 4156👍, 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, 4118👍, 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, 4067👍, 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, 4043👍, 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, 3989👍, 0💬

Bsod dpc watchdog and iastor.sys
I have a ASUS g series and I keep getting Iastor.sys bsod when I log in and if it doesn't I get dpc watchdog randomly We do need the actual DMP file as they contain the only record of the sequence of events leading up to the crash, what drivers were loaded, and what was responsible. We prefer at lea...
2014-06-16, 2224👍, 0💬

Background Services on Windows Vista
Where to find introduction information about Background Services on Windows Vista? Here is a collection frequently asked questions and answers about Background Services on Windows Vista compiled by FYIcenter.com team: AEADIFilters and AEADISRV.EXE on Windows Vista AeLookupSvc Service on Windows Vist...
2017-03-04, 2025👍, 0💬

Introduction of Windows Vista
Where to find introduction information on Windows Vista? I want to get a basic understanding of Windows Vista. Here is a collection frequently asked questions and answers as an introduction to Windows Vista compiled by FYIcenter.com team: What Is Windows Vista? What Windows Vista Edition Am I Runnin...
2017-03-04, 1917👍, 0💬

Screen saver or background slide show
Is there anyway I get the file location option that is used in windows XP screen saver or slide show back and install it in Win-Vista, Win-7 or Win-10??? I have over 39,000 pictures in my computer and when I see a good picture that screen saver or background slide show is playing and I don't recogni...
2015-09-29, 1337👍, 0💬

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