Monday, November 26, 2012

Turning OFF Security Center in Windows XP SP2

Microsoft introduced the Windows Security Center Utility in the Service Pack 2 version of Windows XP. Although Microsoft, the Redmond based Software giant introduced the basic Windows Firewall (most people didn’t noticed its presence) in the Windows XP version, the security provided was not remarkable. To defend the Windows platform against external attacks from the network and the internet, Microsoft wanted something stronger for guarding the Windows platforms; and so came the Windows Security Center. The Windows Security Center is a medium security utility and it is intended for normal users. The protection it guarantees is up to a limit, but serves the normal end users well. Still, professionals and Power PC users are not satisfied with the Windows Security and they always go for third party security systems.
There are a lot of security systems that are very good and you can find the details of these security programs in any Windows tech support website.

Windows Security Center
Microsoft included the Windows Security Center utility in Windows XP SP2 and they have continued the shipping of its upgraded version with Windows Vista, Windows 7 and Windows 8. The Windows Security center comprises of Windows Firewall and Windows Defender (Previously Giant anti-malware program) which scans and protects the computer system from external and internal threats and intrusions from the internet. Some users prefer to disable the Windows Security Center and if you prefer so, here are some instructions that will take you smoothly across the course.

Instructions for Disabling Windows Security Center
Click on the Start Button and then on the Control Panel option in the opened Start Menu.
Switch the Control Panel view to classic mode and double click on the Services icon to open the Services window. Alternatively, you can open the Services window by running Services.exe from the Run window.
The Services window will appear, which has a list of services that are running, stopped and disabled.
In the given list, search for the Windows Security Center. Click on the Windows Security Center option in the list. On the Left side of the pane you can click on the Stop option to stop it temporarily. If you want to disable it permanently, right click on the option and click on properties. In the Drop list, select the Disable option (Automatic will be default option).
Click OK, close all windows and restart your PC.

In case of any trouble with the procedure, navigate to any Windows tech support website for fixing it.

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Guidelines for Turning OFF Password in Windows

Windows platforms are the ones that changed the face of the software industry. Microsoft introduced Graphical User Interface (GUI) with the Windows Series. Until Windows, there were no GUI’s in the market and this made computers very hard to be handled. The interface in the non-GUI platforms consisted of command prompts. A user needs to learn commands for the platform in order to use the computer. However, GUI uses pointers for doing many functions and many functions were presented visually. Due to visual aid provided in Windows platforms, Windows platforms and Computers became very dear to users.
Once computers and Windows platform gained publicity among normal people, security became an issue when Computers gained wide spread use. Even though Microsoft has introduced security features in the introductory versions of the Windows platform, they were very weak. When security became an important issue for the users, Microsoft made reforms in the security system of the new platforms. Windows Help Websites feature a lot of articles on personal and internet security.

Security System in Windows
 A Windows-based computer, whichever version, has a built in system that protects you from unauthorized people getting access to your computer. This system requires a password for logging in to your computer. There are many reasons, nothing mysterious, why any PC user would want to turn off the password system to your computer. In case of computer systems used by multiple users, there is no meaning in putting password to the system. The only disadvantage in turning off the password system is that it will grant all users with the permission to log onto your account or use your computer. The following instructions will help you in turning off the windows password system. Windows Help feature has contents on this topic.

1. Log in to administrator account of the computer system for which you want to turn OFF the password system.
2. Click on the Start button on the taskbar at the bottom of your screen.
3. Select the Control Panel option in the settings drop menu from start menu.
4. In the Control panel window, click on the User Accounts icon to open the User Accounts window.
5. Choose the appropriate user from the list given there.
6. Click the Remove Password link at the bottom of the options given there.
7. When prompted, enter the old password for the account and then click on the Remove Password button at the bottom of window.