A firewall tries to block hackers and viruses from ever reaching your computer. Automatic updates help protect your computer from hackers and viruses. Virus protection scans your computer for viruses and tries to remove them.
Open the control panel.
Open the security center.
This is the security center.
This completes the security center.
The internet sends all kinds of messages and all kinds of information to your computer. A firewall looks at all that information and all those messages and tries to block hackers and viruses from ever reaching your computer.
If your firewall is off, then turn on the Windows firewall.
The ok button changes the firewall and closes the Windows firewall dialog. The cancel button closes the Windows firewall without changing the firewall.
Automatic updates are really important to get the latest bug fixes and patches that help protect your computer from hackers and viruses.
The apply button changes the automatic updates. The ok button changes the automatic updates and closes the system properties. The cancel button closes the system properties without changing the automatic updates.
When your virus protection is out-of-date, you need to download the latest virus definitions to bring it back up-to-date. I'm not connected to the internet, though, so I can't do anything about it.
Since I'm not connected to the internet, I can't get viruses from the internet, but you can still get viruses from floppy disks, CDs, DVDs, and USB drives, so be careful!