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Beginning Windows 8 by Mike Halsey

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CHAPTER 11

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Keeping Yourself, Your Files, and Your Computer Safe

Despite Windows’ history of being very insecure and a hotbed for malware and viruses, this really isn’t true any more. It’s also not true that the security systems in Windows 8 are annoying, or lacking in flexibility, or difficult to use.

By default, Windows 8 is actually very good at taking care of itself. It needs to be. Most users don’t want to worry about updates to Windows and antivirus software. They certainly don’t want to have to change firewall settings to allow a game through a port.

If anything, the default settings for security in Windows 8 really are perfectly all right ...

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