Wednesday, 16 October 2013

5 Security Steps To Be Taken After Installing Windows



Windows 8 security steps
As you all know windows operating system is been used by millions and millions of pc users. It has occupied 92% of the pc used all over the world. The drawback is that most of us use pirated version of windows which has a lot of security issues associated with it. Here are some useful security advices in order to effectively use your operating system.
1. TURN ON AUTOMATIC UPDATES
It is very important to check on whether the automatic updates are switched on after installing your windows. As the operating system you are using is periodically put to test by the manufacturer of your os ie, Microsoft. Updates play a vital role even in case of pirated versions so that your operating system functions in an efficient manner and your pc will not be prone to be hacked.
2. INSTALL AN ANTIVIRUS
The second most important security to be taken after the installation of your operating system which is avoided by most of the users is to install an antivirus. Antivirus software protects your pc from malwares and enables you to scan your devices and softwares before you install them. As the world in which your pc prevails is very dangerous and it becomes prone to a lot of problems and viruses and you can find a lot of security measures(antivirus) in the same world too.
3. UPDATE YOUR SOFTWARES
Be aware that the software you are using up to date and make sure that they are latest version. You may download various software and files from internet and you may need latest software in your system even to open the downloaded software. The main reason for using updated version of software is that the hackers won’t be so well versed with the latest version of the software and you are prevented from being prone to be hacked.
4. USE LATEST BROWSERS
Be sure that the browser you are using is the latest version and up to date. Most of the windows users will have internet explorer 6 as their default browser and they don’t get chance to update their browser so that it is a better idea to change their default browser to latest and popular ones such as Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox as the older version of browser you are using have many number of loop holes and they become more prone to hacking.
5. MAKE YOUR PC PASSWORD PROTECTED AND SPEED UP YOUR WINDOWS
As soon as you install your windows operating system setup password enabled security controls so that files you have in your pc can’t be accessed by any one physically and also setup parental controls for your pc. Setting up password protection for your pc helps you to prevent you from loss of data and files. There are much software’s available in the internet for increasing the speed of your windows operating system. To increase the speed of your os all you need to do is to download the software and install it.

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