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How a Computer Firewall Works

What the firewall does is monitor both incoming and outgoing Internet traffic. When a firewall is properly configured, only the information you request from the Internet is allowed in. Outgoing information [more…]

How to Use the Windows Firewall

Two types of firewall are available for your computer: hardware and software. A hardware firewall is an electronic gizmo installed between the broadband router and your computer. It’s often included as [more…]

How to Disable Windows Firewall

If you are running Windows Firewall and decide to switch to a hardware firewall, you will want to disable the Windows Firewall so the two don’t conflict. To disable the Windows Firewall, you follow unique [more…]

How to Set Up Parental Controls in Windows 7

Set up Windows 7 Parental Controls to restrict access to the PC by anyone (not just children). With Windows 7 Parental Controls, you can set ratings levels of games to play; allow or block programs [more…]

How to Improve PC Security with Windows 7 Action Center

Use Windows 7 Action Center to improve PC security. Windows 7 Action Center flags any PC problems it notices and provides fixes for Internet security settings, Windows update, firewalls, virus protection [more…]
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