Windows 8 security

By drensmith
Jan 7, 2013
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  1. Ok,,im getting windows 8 tomorrow, my question is,for security, what do I need to disable , and how do I do it? I know about printers ftp to disable and remote help...but dont know where disabler is. any help?
  2. Jay Pfoutz

    Jay Pfoutz Malware Helper Posts: 4,286   +49

    What do you mean, to disable? Disabling security features in Windows 8 is putting your computer on the line for viral & malware attacks. :confused:
  3. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 12,411   +281

    I think he means disable potential ways of entry. Although I would think out of the box Win 8 is pretty secure...
  4. Jay Pfoutz

    Jay Pfoutz Malware Helper Posts: 4,286   +49

    Windows 8 is fairly secure, however, it does have many flaws.

    I think a start then, would be to not allow Remote Assistance and not allow Remote Desktop Connections, always have to enter a password to get into the Desktop, and general sense. Some of the common sense things to do for Windows 8 is to not download questionable apps in the Windows Store (only download from trusted providers), don't roam the internet without antivirus & firewall, keep User Account Control on, and don't click on questionable links.
  5. drensmith

    drensmith Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 86

    Yes, thats what I ment,,(disableing potental enteries),,,,,where are the
    remote desktop enteries?
  6. Jay Pfoutz

    Jay Pfoutz Malware Helper Posts: 4,286   +49

    Try this link to TechNoon. It's the only trusted tutorial I could find. :)
  7. drensmith

    drensmith Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 86

    Thanx,,sorry bout the delay
    DragonMaster Jay likes this.


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