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Security windows (xp,vista,wins7) 1)Install all windows updates by click on the start button and click on windows update also enable windows update to check for optional updates. 2)Install secunia psi here is the link , run the program and follow the instructions...basically secunia psi check for all third party application updates for u instead of u going to all ur application websites to check for updates. Now install all updates secunia finds... 3)Make sure your firewall is enable it should be on by default or if u want r need more control install a third party firewall for added protection enable ur router firewall. 4)Now you have a fully patch system- update r install an antivirus software I recommend Microsoft security essentials here is the link r u can research another free option r buy a reputable antivirus.... 5)Now securing your browser make sure to install a link scanner u can try one of these: WOT, link scanner , mcafee site advisor or Norton safe web 6)Optional- install Enhanced Mitigation Experience Toolkit here is the link please read the instruction carefully and if u r going to enable ASLR be sure to be extra careful. 7)Now create a system image of your system and please backup ur system at least once a month.

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How can I reinstal Windows Search and Windows Security Centre


Install Windows Security Center


Open Internet Explorer and navigate to the Microsoft Windows Update website.


Click the "Express" button on the main page to have your computer checked for important updates to be installed.


Since Windows Security Center is not installed, it will be detected and installed within the update.


Search the list of updates that will be installed on your Computer and deselect any options besides Windows Security Center that you don't want installed at this time.


Click "Install Updates" to begin the installation process.


Set your computer up for Automatic Updates to keep your computer up to date.

You can do so by clicking "Start" followed by "Control Panel."


Click "Automatic Updates" and select the recommended option.


Click "Apply" followed by "OK" to save the changes and exit the window.


Install Windows Security Center in Windows Vista


Click the "Start" button followed by "All Programs." Scroll through the list and select "Windows Update" from the available options. You can also type "Windows Update" in the search field followed by pressing "Enter" to access it immediately.


Click the "Change Settings" button in the left window pane.


Select the radio button next to "Automatically download and install updates."


Click "OK" when you have finished. Windows will begin to scan your computer and download the necessary updates, one of which will be Windows Security Center if it isn't available on your computer already. When the updates have finished installing, a bubble will pop up in your system tray telling you new updates have installed and your computer needs to be restarted.


Restart your computer and once you log back on to Windows, Security Center will be available. You can access it by clicking the "Start" button and typing "Windows Security Center" in the search field. It will also be available in the "All Programs" software list.


Reinstall Windows Search


If for some reason you've lost Windows Search from your computer, it is possible to reinstall it.

Reinstalling Windows Search will improve the performance and stability of your computer system's indexer.


It will allow you to sort and group results in Windows Explorer more quickly, and will improve the indexing of your online email.


It expands your system's ability to do fast remote queries of file shares, including on Windows XP and Server 2003.

It automatically indexes shared folders and contains improvements in previews for earlier supported operating systems (Windows Server 2003 and Windows XP).


When you type a search term into Windows Search, the results appear quickly.

This is also true for information from emails and their attachments.



Download and install Windows Search on your computer.

http://www.microsoft.com/windows/products/winfamily/desktopsearch/choose/windowssearch4.mspx?tab=Install%20It

Click on the appropriate link for your version of Windows.


Click "Open" to download the file if you use Vista.

Click "Save" to download the file if you use Windows XP.


Click on "Run" to install Windows Search on your computer.

Follow the prompts to complete Windows Search installation.


Restart your computer.

Windows Search will be available in the Start menu if you use Vista.


If your operating system is Windows XP, use the Deskbar for quick and easy search access to indexed content on your PC or the network.


Personalize Windows Search for an optimal search experience .

Add-ins let you index Outlook saved email, Microsoft networks, Internet Explorer history and Lotus Notes.


Hope this helps

Nov 03, 2012 | Dell Dimension 5100 (D51L1) PC Desktop

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viruses


To remove a computer virus and other malicious software, follow these steps:

Install the latest updates from Microsoft Update:
  1. For Windows Vista and Windows 7:
    1. Click the Pearl (Start) button, then type Windows Update in the search box.
    2. In the results area, click Windows Update.
    3. Click Check for Updates.
    4. Follow the instructions to download and install the latest Windows Updates.
  2. For Windows XP:
    1. Click Start, then click Run.
    2. Type sysdm.cpl and press the Enter key.
    3. Click the Automatic Updates tab and choose the Automatic (recommended)option.
    4. Click OK.
Use the Microsoft Safety Scanner

Microsoft offers a free online tool that will scan and remove potential threats from your computer. To perform the scan, visit: http://www.microsoft.com/security/scanner/

Install and run Microsoft Security Essentials

Microsoft offers a free malicious removal program; Microsoft Security Essentials that will also help protect your computer from being infected. To install Microsoft Security Essentials, follow the steps below:
  1. Go to the Microsoft Security Essentials website at:http://www.microsoft.com/security_essentials/
  2. Click Download Now.
  3. If your browser prompts you to save or run the file, click Run.
  4. Follow the steps to install Microsoft Security Essentials.
  5. After installation, restart your computer and open Microsoft Security Essentials.
  6. On the Home tab, choose the Full scan option, and then click Scan now.
For more information about how to remove a computer virus, visit the following Microsoft Web site: http://www.microsoft.com/protect/computer/viruses/remove.mspx
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Sep 08, 2011 | Microsoft Windows XP Professional

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how to update windows xp


Go to Microsoft Update and follow the appropriate instructions.

Jun 11, 2011 | LG Computers & Internet

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error code 646


Hello Titan,

Try to disable your firewall. If you’re using McAfee Personal Firewall Plus, F-Secure Internet Security, Norton Internet Security or another Firewall vendor, see its respective support page for assistance in disabling it (temporarily). If you’re using the built-in Vista Firewall, keep reading.

* Open the Control Panel and select Security.

* Select Turn Windows Firewall on or off.

* Select Off (not recommended), click Apply and then OK.

* Back at the Windows Update screen, click the Try again button.

* The download(s) and installation should start…

* and this time successfully install. If a restart is required, make sure to re-enable your Firewall once your PC restarts.

* Though this solution will work for most Vista Update errors

Regards,
Soul_srch007

Dec 19, 2009 | Microsoft Windows 98 Year 2000 Update for...

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I cannot download the new windows updates-I get an error message 646 and cannot find out what that means


Try the following steps to install the update successfully.
Stop the services pertaining to Windows Update.
1. Click Start, click All Programs, click Accessories, right-click Command Prompt, and select Run as Administrator.
2. If you receive a notification from User Account Control simply click Continue.
3. At the command prompt, type the following commands and then press ENTER after each command.
net stop wuauserv
net stop bits
net stop cryptsvc
4. Please do not close the Command Prompt window.

Rename folders pertaining to Windows Update
At the command prompt, type the following commands and then press Enter after each command:
ren %systemroot%\System32\Catroot2 Catroot2.old
ren %systemroot%\SoftwareDistribution SoftwareDistribution.old

Start services pertaining to Windows Update.
net start wuauserv
net start bits
net start cryptsvc
Close the Command Prompt window.

Download the standalone package file of the update “KB967043”
and install it.
Visit the following link to download the update:
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=628280fe-e035-4274-85f2-393d9bad543c&displaylang=en
Restart the computer once the update is installed.
Let me know if this worked.

Oct 15, 2009 | Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium with...

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