Ensure that your Windows 7 or Vista security settings are enabled and up-to-date

While it is very important to have all the latest Windows Updates and to have a good up-to-date antivirus software installed, it is equally important to ensure that all the security setting of your Windows 7 and Windows Vista are enabled and up-to-date.

Effectively what this means is that you ensure that the following security settings are enabled:

– Windows Internet Explorer Phishing Filter in Internet Explorer 7; or SmartScreen Filter in Internet Explorer 8 and Internet Explorer 9.
– User Account Control (UAC)
– Data Execution Prevention (DEP)
– Windows Firewall

You can always check these settings and make the necessary changes manually!

Alternatively, you can use this ATS solution from Microsoft KB969417 and let it fix it for you automatically.

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