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Your Dell system is a vulnerable device, especially if you use the internet or connect external devices to transfer files and data. It is important for any user to protect and safeguard their Dell system so that there are no dangers surrounding your Dell computer. You may need Dell help and support to know the implementation of the best ways to secure your system.
As a basic user, you can follow these steps and activate or install the software mentioned so that you are able to work on your computer without any doubt of security vulnerability. All these software and application are available within your system’s operating system. Therefore, you can easily access them by following these instructions:
It is software that helps to restrict information that may not be safe for your computer or network. If filters this information and make sure that none of the corrupted information passes through the Firewall. To activate it, follow these instructions:
Open the Start Menu and go to Control Panel.
In Control Panel, search for Windows Firewall and click on it to open.
On the left side of your screen, you will see option ‘Turn Windows Firewall On or Off.’ Click on it to activate Firewall. Yu can select the network location as per your desire on which Firewall will work.
It might be possible that some of your programs won’t work due to interference with Firewall. You can keep these programs as allowed programs in your Windows Firewall list. If you don’t know how to allow certain programs, then seek help from Dell Support.
From time to time, Microsoft releases certain updates for your system that helps you to keep your operating system up-to-date. These updates also contain certain security patches, which will surely enhance the security of your system from any malicious software or hacker. You can set it for automatic update so that you don’t avoid any Windows Updates. To change the settings, open Windows Update option from the Control Panel of your Dell computer.
The above-mentioned tools are meant only to secure your Dell desktop and laptop from hazardous information. However, it does not secure your system from viruses, malware or any other phishing scams. For these, you need a reliable antivirus or anti-malware software.