A reader writes:
What kind of warnings from Windows Security Center are real, and what should I do about them?
Windows Security Center
is a feature that was introduced in Windows XP Service Pack 2 and was also included in Windows Vista. (Action Center
replaced Windows Security Center in Windows 7.)
Security Center checks the security status on your computer, including:
- Firewall settings
- Windows automatic updating
- Antivirus software settings
- Internet security settings
- User Account Control settings
If Security Center detects a security problem, it displays a notification and puts a Security Center icon in the notification area. Click the notification or double-click the Security Center icon
to open Security Center and get information about how to fix the problem.