Nine simple steps to build a more secure computing environments that save the precious data on your hard-drive from online threats and gives you a better working experience. [Based on Dell TuneUp software recommendations.]
1. Windows Remote Registry Service Disabled
Windows’ Remote Registry Service allows other users to gain access to your computer’s system registry and modify it. This is useful in situations where you require remote assistance. However, because this feature can create a major security risk, by disabling the Remote Registry Service, you increase your system’s security.
2. Microsoft Messenger Service Disabled
The Microsoft Messenger Service running on your computer can be used to send malicious pop-up messages that contain spam or viruses. By disabling this service, you increase your system’s security and protect it from external attacks designed to exploit this service.
3. Windows Automatic Updates Feature Enabled
The Windows Automatic Updates feature keeps your computer up-to date with the latest software updates and enhancements. The updates are delivered to your computer with minimal interference and require little or no action on your part. By enabling your computer’s Automatic Updates feature, you increase your system’s security and make sure that your computer automatically updates itself.
4. Internet Explorer Pop -Up Blocker Enabled
The Internet Explorer pop up blocker prevents pop up messages from appearing on your computer. The