Secure Windows PCs

This article assumes that you already have before you begin for choosing a Windows PC: this article assumes that you already have for choosing a Windows PC (for whatever reason). Differences between the security architecture of Microsoft Windows, Linux, MacOS X, etc. are not discussed. Only the actually required software packages should be installed on the computer. Keep the software installed on the computer. Obtain new software only from trusted sources. Use a limited account using the built-in firewall using one virus scanner as an additional security layer 1.

On the computer only which should actually software packages needed safeguarding your computer installed his purpose should ensure first, that it contains only the software you actually need. Any program that is installed on your computer unnecessarily, represents a potential security vulnerability. It is therefore important that they either you uninstall unneeded software from your computer, or but by hand and clean new install the operating system and the programs you actually need. Unfortunately, most computers sold today with preconfigured operating system with a variety of software packages are delivered, you’ll never actually need. In most cases, the removal of the software you do not need is unlikely to cause a significant amount of time. Therefore, it is often the better solution, on and on the basis of own needs even to reinstall the PC from scratch. Best use an original Windows CD or DVD according to the Edition you have purchased for the installation of the operating system instead of the recovery CD/DVD provided by the computer manufacturer.

Only to install of the required device drivers, use the media of the computer manufacturer. So you can avoid that the numerous test and demo – versions of the software are installed, which only the cross-subsidisation of the computer manufacturer are useful. Their efforts, you get a sleek, clear, significantly faster in most cases system.