Re: win7 security


I don't use Windows 10.  I don't know exactly what the interface is for Windows 10 but I believe its different to an extent in the start menu.  I'm sure you can do what I'm describing, because it would make no sense to take such an ability out of Windows.  But just what the procedure is and what the interface is like are questions others will have to answer. 

----- Original Message -----
From: Arlene
Sent: Tuesday, March 19, 2019 10:53 PM
Subject: Re: [nvda] win7 security

Gene. Are you using windows 7? I’m now on ten. I was going to ask if you can do the same steps as you had given someone. I’ll give it a try!


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From: Gene
Sent: March 19, 2019 8:49 PM
Subject: Re: [nvda] win7 security


It was likely a false alarm.  Have you rebooted since?  If you reboot and you get no such message, it is very unlikely anything to worry about.  if you reboot and do get such a message, what screen-reader are you using?  I suspect the message also said something like click here to address the problem.


However, if you want to check your security settings before doing any of this, do the following:

Open the start menu.  Type the word security.

Then after a moment, read the current line.  If it isn't what you want, look through many of the options.  Down arrow through them.  If you find what you want, press enter.


You will find what you want, as one of the items says chec security status.  I just checked.


One of the main improvements in Windows 7 is that you don't have to look for things as you did in XP.  Use the start menu search and you'll fined most things, even if you don't know what they are called.  The start menu search is designed to find things when the technical or exact words aren't used.  for example, use the start menu search to search for uninstall programs or uninstall a program.  You will find relevant results even though you didn't use the technical name.  I don't remember it any more.  But you will find entries in plain English such as remove a program.


This is important to know not only for Windows 7 but, though I haven't checked because I haven't used higher versions of Windows, I'm sure they all have this feature. 



----- Original Message -----

From: Monte Single

Sent: Tuesday, March 19, 2019 10:20 PM

Subject: [nvda] win7 security


HI folks,


Yesterday I  got a popup on my win 7 machine saying windows security was turned off.  Don’t think I’ve heard that in all the years I have had this pc.

Where do I look to find status of win security.




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