First Hand Guide to Computer Users Running Windows


A majority of computer users are novice in terms of security implementation on their personal desktops and notebooks. However, they do need effective security measures to ensure safety from computer viruses, malicious scripts, and unethical hackers or intruders. Here are a few guidelines for that will help novice Windows Operating System users in implementing security on their personal computers.

Use All Security Features of Operating System

Every operating system comes with some security features. Basic security features and tools are always embedded with operating system. Windows operating system also have System File Protection, Windows Update, Windows Firewall, and System Restore features. These are of great help to computer users and you do not need to be a master in System Security for implementation of these features.

System File Protection

It restricts accidental system file deletion. Normally all-important system files are hidden. One cannot delete these files until they make it visible. Even if you try to delete mandatory files for operating system, it warns you. Thus, windows system file protection is very useful for computer users.

Windows Update

Windows Update helps people in staying updated with all security patches, driver updates, software updates, and service packs released by Microsoft regularly. These security patches can provide safety from known threats and it fixes bugs in operating system if any. It is very simple to configure Windows Update on your system. It is advisable to set your system for automatically downloading and installing updates. This way you do not have to worry about the updates anymore.

Windows Firewall

A firewall restricts unauthorized access, information theft, and illegal hacker's intrusion into a computer. Windows operating system comes with an in-built firewall that provides protection to your computer. It is advisable to keep this firewall on if you do not have any third party firewall installed on your system.

System Restore

Sometimes your system crashes due to power failures, virus attacks or after installing potentially unsafe software. In that case, you can restore the previous settings (along with all installed software and data) of your system with help of System Restore feature. You need to create a restore point to use this service.

These are some basic guidelines in order to secure your PC from potential threats or dangerous virus or hacker's attacks.


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