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Keeping Windows 8.1 Safe and Secure

Key points

  • Never turn off UAC; it’s a key feature that contributes to a good level of security on your system.

  • Windows Firewall filters both inbound and outbound traffic depending on the type of network to which you are connected. It is an important tool in securing your network and Internet traffic.

  • Windows Defender now includes both antivirus and anti-spyware protection.

  • Improving your password habits is a key component of a secure computing experience.