Spring Cleaning for your PC From Microsoft

12 Apr 2012 10:16 AM | Deleted user

Spring cleaning for your PC

Spring cleaning for your PC
Forget the house - what about a deep clean of your PC? If it's running slowly, it could be infected with a virus or other malicious software. Find out by running a PC safety scan. Then make sure you have Microsoft Security Essentials, our free anti-virus software - and the most popular anti-virus program in North America.


If it's not malicious software that's slowing your PC, try these time-tested ways to speed up your PC and make it perform better.

Security updates for April 10, 2012

The Microsoft Security Bulletin for April includes six security updates, including three for the Windows operating system, one for the Windows Internet Explorer browser, one for Microsoft Office, and one for Microsoft Forefront.

Microsoft security news


Microsoft battles Zeus botnets

In collaboration with the financial services industry, Microsoft helped in the globally coordinated takedown of some of the worst Zeus botnets, which use a trojan horse to steal passwords and other banking information.


Internet Explorer 10 offers enhanced security

The next version of our web browser includes an enhanced Protected Mode, which helps protect your data in the event your PC is attacked. Read about it, and even download the preview version of Internet Explorer 10 and test it yourself.


Senior citizens stay healthy with online gaming

What is one group of seniors in Los Angeles doing to stay in shape? Tapping into the "social gaming" craze, with the help of Microsoft and our partners. The program combines exercise, health education, and health information tracking.

Protect your computer 

Compare malware protection tools
If you're confused about the difference between Microsoft Security Essentials and other Microsoft anti-malware products, this helpful chart will set you straight.

Help keep spam out of your inbox
There's email fraud (see below), and then there's spam - most of which is simply annoying. But there are ways to keep it from reaching your inbox.

Protect yourself and your family


Win the battle against email fraud
How many "phishing" email messages do you receive a week? Here are five common-sense tips to help you avoid email fraud designed to steal credit card numbers, passwords, and other personal information.  


Have a safer spring break
Everything that gets posted about you online can potentially be seen by anyone. If you're a student, these tips will help keep your spring break from affecting your future.   

Security resources

About this newsletter
Microsoft Security for Home Computer Users is a monthly newsletter bringing security news, guidance, updates, and community resources directly to your inbox. If you would like to receive more technical security information, see the Microsoft Security Newsletter.

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