Thursday, November 22, 2012

Turning OFF Windows Defender in Windows 7

According to User reviews, Windows 7 is the best Operating system or platform that has ever been released and it even puts Windows 8 in the second spot. Windows 7 is a brilliant platform, and I can’t stop praising the Redmond professional for creating such an exquisite piece of art. Windows 7 introduce some software, tools and utilities which benefited Windows users a lot.
Windows Defender, formerly known as Giant Anti spyware, Windows Firewall and Microsoft Security Essentials Antivirus are available for the Windows 7 platform. These software help protect the platform. Windows Firewall and Windows Defender are the inbuilt software in Windows 7, where as Microsoft Security Essentials is optional software, which you can download, using Windows update or from any Windows Tech Support website.

Windows Defender
Former product of the giant software company, Giant Anti Spyware, was replaced in the market with the name Windows Defender and some tweaks in the program. Windows Defender has developed a lot compared to the previous versions and provides very good security for the Windows platforms. Windows Defender, according to Microsoft, is a security program that protects the Windows platform from Malwares, Spywares and adware. When Windows Defender removes the threats lying inside the PC, Windows Firewall protects the PC from the external attacks. Even if any malware slips in to the system bypassing the Windows Firewall, Windows Defender detects it and removes it. The Malware DATABASE OF Windows Defender is very good. But you need to update the database frequently to protect your system from threats.
Windows Defender automatically scans your system for potential problems and automatically downloads updates for the software and database to ensure that you are protected from latest threats. But Windows 7 provides you with the option for third party software like Norton, Bitdefender etc. to do the security job. When you do that the Windows defender and Windows Firewall can be disabled to avoid contradictions. The process of disabling Windows Defender is very easy. The following instructions will help you to turn Windows defender off in windows 7.

Open Control Panel from Start Menu.
Now click on the Windows Defender icon in the Control Panel window to open the Windows Defender options.
There will be options given there, in which one link “Click Here to Turn Windows Defender Off” should be clicked. When you click on it the Windows Defender will turn off.
Check Windows Tech Support sites for more updates on Windows Defender.

Monday, November 5, 2012

Windows Firewall and Windows Defender

I have seen a lot of people checking Windows Help to get tips on changing Windows Security settings. The thing is that, Windows helping feature says a lot about changing the settings. But most of the terms described in those wizards are very difficult for the users to understand. Normal users have difficulty in understanding what IMAP and POP means. They don’t define them there, as they have to write an encyclopedia equivalent book for that.

Understanding Security in Windows
Twenty years ago, Internet security was a matter only for the NSA and US defense databanks. For else, even Internet was a far thought as the connection then were poor dial up connections and cost was very high also. Forget about its availability at that time; just imagine the publicity Internet had. It was just for playboys and professionals at that time (show off means for playboys). But now things have turned over. Most of the guys now have an Iphone and an Internet connection, most probably LTE connection. The Internet connections and devices are so advanced that you can hack a mainframe from a PDA (in case of professionals). So security is very important now a day. You should at least install a normal firewall to protect you from Internet security threats. Else, some worm or virus will cause a system crash at the least; data theft is the worst.

Windows Firewall and Defender
Any normal user can get the meaning of the two programs described above; Security Programs. Microsoft understood the new threat faced by the users of their Windows series platform. So they introduced these features in Windows XP. A basic premature version of Firewall was introduced in Windows XP, but the advanced version got released in Windows XP Service Pack 1. The Windows Firewall in Windows 8 is very advanced and well equipped compared to the ones in predecessors.
Microsoft Windows Defender is an anti spyware program for Windows platforms. When malwares and spywares started populating the Internet traffic and the Users; Microsoft had no other option than to introduce an Anti-spyware program. Microsoft purchased Giant Corporation’s anti spyware software and upgraded to today’s Windows Defender. Windows Defender is upgraded to Anti-virus software in Windows 8.
There are a lot of Windows Help posts here which provide  guidance on security issues in Windows Platforms. Check these out in case of security concerns and troubles.