Windows 7 Walkthrough: System and Security Control Panel

Action Center

The Action Center is a new feature in the Windows 7 Control Panel that checks security and maintenance-related items that indicate your computer’s performance. If a problem occurs with a monitored item, such as if the virus database is out of date, a message appears in the Taskbar notification area and the affected item in Action Center displays a color coded message that reflects the severity of the problem along with a recommended action.

As you can see there are two expandable sections in the main window: Security and Maintenance.

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