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Thursday, July 28, 2011

How to Check the Security Status in Windows 7

This is a how-to article on checking the Security Status in Windows 7. This can be useful to verify that the system is protected.

  1. Click on the Start button in the bottom left, then choose Control Panel.

    Open control panel

  2. In the top left corner underneath System and Security, click on Review your computer's status.

    Review your computer's status
  3. If there are any security issues, they will show here under Security. In this example, the firewall in the ESET Smart Security program has been turned off.

    Security menu
  4. If there are no issues, it sill be minimized and will show no information as in this example:

    Review recent messages and resolve problems

  5. To view additional information, click on the down arrow to the right of the Security option.

    Security options
  6. Here are some examples of what shows on a system with ESET Smart Security:


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