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Getting StartED with Windows 7 by Kevin Otnes, Joseph Moran

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Chapter 9. Safeguarding Your Computer

This probably isn't the first chapter you wanted to read. You didn't buy a computer so that you could fiddle with security settings. You want to get to work or play with the fun stuff. But hackers aren't resting. They're already hard at work—attacking your computer. Don't worry, you can have fun and keep your computer safe at the same time.

There is no bullet-proof protection that can guarantee no harm comes to your computer or your data. But there's a lot you can do with Windows 7 and with how you use your computer and programs to minimize the risks. In this chapter, we'll cover how to use Windows 7 to protect your computer now and what you should do to keep it safe tomorrow:

  • Setting up your computer for protection ...

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