Does your Windows operating system have protection built in?

Do you like to read the entire life history of every feature in your security software and see every detail about how you might ever use it, in any possible situation? No? Then you’ll appreciate knowing that you only have to take four basic steps to help protect your computer.


1. Keep your firewall turned on.


2. Keep your operating system up-to-date.


3. Use antivirus software.


4. Use antispyware software.


And here’s the best part. You might already have this protection built into your Windows operating system. To find out, go to See if your operating system has protection built in.

About the Author
Eve Blakemore

Group Manager, Trustworthy Computing

Eve Blakemore is a Group Manager for Trustworthy Computing who delivers consumer guidance around the latest trends in security and privacy. Eve joined Microsoft in 1998 and has worked in corporate and field roles with Microsoft Learning, US Public Sector, Read more »