Posts under Security tag.

Managing the Internet Explorer Security Zones

Internet Explorer includes 4 predefined security zones: Internet, Local Intranet, Trusted Sites &  Restricted Sites. There is also a 5th zone viz the My Computer zone (which contains files on your local computer). This however can be configured only from […]

Hide running programs in Windows with WinRAP

Windows Running Applications Protector, or WinRAP, is a small portable freeware utility which allows you to hide windows application, and hide programs which are running on your screen.

DeskLock: Password protect use of any application in Windows

There may be reasons where you may want to restrict use of certain application. While we have already mentioned how you can password protect Internet Explorer natively, here is a way where you can password protect any application, including IE. […]

What is a Windows Security Identifier & how to resolve an SID

A Security Identifier (SID) is a unique value of variable length that is used to identify a security principal or security group in Windows operating systems. Well-known SIDs are a group of SIDs that identify generic users or generic groups. […]

Microsoft Security Response Center: MAPP, MEI, MSVR initiatives

In August 2008, the Microsoft Security Response Center  announced three security-related programs – (1) Microsoft Active Protections Program (MAPP); (2) Microsoft Exploitability Index, and; (3) Microsoft Vulnerability Research (MSVR) – that would collectively share more information with partners and customers. […]

SecurAble: Determine your processor security features

SecurAble is a security freeware from GRC for Windows. It checks if your processor chip supports Hardware DEP, Hardware Virtualization and 64-bit Windows operating system, which are security features. Recent AMD and Intel processors contain three features which can be […]

Windows 7 Action Center

The Windows 7 Action Center can be considered as a place where you can find all the messages relating to your PC, on which you need to take action.It contains messages about the running of your PC which help you […]

Control which software should run, with AppLocker in Windows 7

Windows 7 re-energizes application control policies with AppLocker, which is a flexible, easy-to-administer mechanism that allows IT to specify exactly what is allowed to run in the desktop infrastructure and gives users the ability to run applications, installation programs, and […]

How to create a System Image Backup in Windows 7

Windows 7 includes a System Image Backup Tool, with which you can now backup or clone an image of your disk. You no longer need to use a 3rd party software to do it. Create a System Image Backup in […]

Internet Explorer is the most secure browser.

Which web browser is the safest? Current trends show over 50% of malware infections occur via Internet download. During Q1, 2009 NSS Labs performed the industry’s first comprehensive test of web browser protection against socially engineered malware. This report examines […]