Keeping Windows 8.1 Safe and Secure
- Understanding the UAC
- Changing the UAC level
- Using the Windows Firewall
- Turning Windows Firewall off or on
- Customizing the list of allowed apps
- Adding new apps to the allowed list
- Removing apps from the allowed list
- Restoring the Windows Firewall default settings
- Using Windows Defender
- Removing quarantined files
- Improving your password habits
- Reasons to consider commercial security solutions
- 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.