Want to know an easy way to make sure you have the most up-to-date security settings and software for your Windows operating system? Microsoft offers a free downloadable tool that scans your computer and makes recommended changes based on your current settings.
The following are a few examples of how the Microsoft Malware Prevention troubleshooter helps protect your computer:
- It turns on your Windows Firewall. Enabling your Windows Firewall will block communications to your PC that may be malicious software.
- It checks your anti-virus protection status. You will be prompted to update your anti-virus program if needed. If you have no anti-virus program installed, it tells how you can download Microsoft Security Essentials (free) or learn about other security software partners.
- It turns on automatic updating. Windows Update automatically downloads and installs the latest security and feature updates from Microsoft to help enhance the security and performance of your PC.
Find out what else the Microsoft Malware Prevention troubleshooter can do.