1. Computing

Security & Privacy

When you think about the safety of your information on a PC that falls under the headline of security and privacy concerns. This area will help you sort through the choices you can make.

How to Synchronize Account Data and More with Windows 8 and 8.1
How to configure Windows 8 to sync your account settings, themes, passwords and modern apps.

The Difference between Local and Microsoft Accounts

How to Download Updates in Windows 8.1

The Windows 7 Firewall
A description of the Windows 7 firewall and how to use it.

Set Up Parental Controls in Windows 7
How to set up parental controls in Windows 7

Secure Your PC with Windows Update
Use this Quick Tip to Find Windows Update in Windows 7

Lock Down Windows 7 With User Account Control
Examining the User Account Control options in Windows 7

What is Microsoft Security Essentials?
Learn what Microsoft Security Essentials is and whether or not you should use this product.

What You Can Do With Windows Security
This area is the hub for all Windows security. Changes made here will affect your computer globally.

What is the Action Center?
Center consolidates and gives you control of all Windows 7 message alerts.

How Do I Protect My Computer From Spyware and Adware?
Learn what you can do to protect your computer from Adware and Spyware.

Windows Update: Using the Automatic Update Feature
Set up to automate a Windows update, using the Automatic Update feature of Windows.

Why You Need a Firewall and Anti-Virus Software
All Windows computers need a firewall and anit-virus software to protect them from the constant threat from hackers and crackers.

How to Delete User Accounts in Windows
In this tutorial, you'll learn how to delete user accounts.

How to Schedule a Scan in Windows 8 Defender

The Great American Privacy Makeover
An exclusive PC World survey reveals that even savvy Web users can do more to safeguard their privacy and data.

White House Cybersecurity Q & A
The White House's cybersecurity czar, Howard Schmidt, has a Q&A with About.com readers.

How to Enable, Disable and Use Guest Accounts in Windows 7
A description of the Guest Account.

Scan for Viruses with Security Essentials
Guide describing the steps necessary to scan Windows for viruses and malware using Microsoft Security Essentials.

Secure Your Vista PC in 10 Easy Steps
You don't necessarily need an expensive security suite to lock down Windows Vista. Here's how to do it using free software and a few easy system tweaks.

The Great American Privacy Makeover
An exclusive PC World survey reveals that even savvy Web users can do more to safeguard their privacy and data.

Secure Your Vista PC in 10 Easy Steps
You don't necessarily need an expensive security suite to lock down Windows Vista. Here's how to do it using free software and a few easy system tweaks.

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