Manage Vista safeguards from the Windows Security Center

Windows Security Center

The Security Center in Windows Vista lets you view the current security status of your computer and access important security settings. It gives you quick and easy access to important security information and settings through a single window.

The four main security essentials are: Firewall, Automatic Updating, Malware Protection and Other Security Settings.

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