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How to Restore a System Image in Windows 7

If you've created a system image using the Windows 7 Control Panel, you can use this image to restore your computer system in the event of a hard drive crash. You should create a system image on a regular [more…]

Protecting Confidentiality and Encrypting Data on a Home Network

Protecting the confidentiality of the data stored on your home network — including using encryption to convert data into an unintelligible format — is an important defense when you’re running a home business [more…]

Creating and Backing Up an EFS Security Certificate in Windows 7

Once you’ve used Windows 7 to set up Encrypting File System (EFS) on your computer, you need to create a security certificate and key (password), and then associate it with your encrypted files. You will [more…]

Protecting Your Home Network from Malware

Protecting your computers and home network from malware begins before you even connect to the Internet. Malware, short for malicious software, is software or code that is designed to damage files or entire [more…]

Types of Threats to E-mail Security on a Home Network

Malware, short for malicious software, is frequently spread via e-mail on home networks. This type of security threat to home networks — and computers in general — may even appear to come from someone [more…]

What are Windows Firewall and Windows Defender?

Windows Firewall and Windows Defender are programs included with Windows 7 that help protect your home network and keep your data secure from Internet threats. Today's Internet threats are prolific, and [more…]

How to View the Windows Firewall Dashboard

You can view the Windows Firewall dashboard in the Control Panel to see the status of this software and whether your system is currently protected. Remember that Windows Firewall helps to prevent malware [more…]

Why Make Your Home a Smart Home?

A smart home is a cutting-edge, fully connected home. Turning your home into a smart home gives you a lot more than the title of techie king of the neighborhood. By networking your home, you can do a bevy [more…]


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