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Windows® 7 Resource Kit by Tony Northrup Mitch Tulloch and Jerry Honeycutt

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Security Features Previously Introduced in Windows Vista

This section describes the most visible and tangible Windows Vista security improvements that have not been substantially changed in Windows 7, which are listed in Table 2-1. Each of these improvements is also included in Windows 7. Architectural and internal improvements—as well as improvements that require additional applications or infrastructure—are described later in this chapter. Security improvements new to Windows 7 and Windows Vista features that are significantly improved in Windows 7 also are discussed later in this chapter.

Table 2-1. Security Improvements Previously Introduced In Windows Vista

IMPROVEMENT

DESCRIPTION

Windows Defender

Attempts to detect and block unwanted software. ...

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