Computing Essentials PC Security and Maintenance

PC Security and Maintenance

10.00 10.00

  • Course Delivery: On Demand
  • Duration: 0.5 
  • Language: English
  • Difficulty: Beginner
  • Audience: Microsoft Windows 7 and Windows 8 users

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In this online workshop, we'll learn about some of the common problems that plague PCs.  We'll learn what malware is and steps you can take to prevent it.  We'll also learn about firewalls and what their role is in PC protection.   We'll cover techniques you can use to conduct safer web browsing and safer email. We'll also provide tips for securing your home networks, setting parental controls, and backing up your computer.

Topics Covered

  • What you'll learn in this training

Malware and Other Online Threats
  • Defining malware
  • Preventing malware
  • Checking the destination of shortened URLs
  • Resorting Windows 7 PC
  • Restoring Windows 8 PC

PC Protection
  • Protecting your Windows 7 PC with Microsoft Security Essentials
  • Scheduling scans in Windows 7
  • Protecting your Windows 8 PC
  • Using Windows Defender in Windows 8

  • Using firewalls
  • Turning Windows Firewall on or off
  • Allowing a program to communicate through Windows Firewall

Web Browsing
  • General tips for safer Web browsing
  • Protecting your passwords

  • Presenting general tips for safer email
  • Recognizing phishing scams

Home Network Security
  • Securing your home network
  • Setting parental controls

PC Maintenance
  • Using Windows Update
  • Backing up your data

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