Network Security and the Windows Action Center

By Doug Lowe

Windows Action Center, which comes with Windows, monitors the status of security-related issues on your computer. You can summon the Windows Action Center by opening the Control Panel, clicking System and Security, and then clicking Action Center.

The Windows Action Center.
The Windows Action Center.

The Windows Action Center alerts you to issues with your computer’s security status as well as reminds you of maintenance that should be done, such as installing operating system updates.

Here are additional points to ponder concerning the Windows Action Center:

  • A flag icon appears in the notification area on the right end of the Windows taskbar to alert you to items you should attend to in the Windows Action Center.

    The flag icon.
    The flag icon.
  • Earlier versions of Windows included a similar feature called the Windows Security Center, which you can access from the Control Panel.