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Preventative Maintenance

On this page, you'll find instructions on how to install and configure some common Windows security software. Please read the instructions carefully! Remember: a byte of prevention is worth gigs of cure.


Windows Update

  1. In Internet Explorer, click Tools -> Microsoft (Windows) Update.
  2. If you are asked to update the Windows Update software, follow the steps to do so.
  3. Click 'Express', and then 'Install Updates' when prompted to do so.
  4. If you are asked to restart your computer, please save your open documents, close active programs, and restart your computer.

Microsoft Security Essentials

  1. Download Microsoft Security Essentials from http://www.microsoft.com/security_essentials/
  2. Once you've downloaded the installer, run the file. Follow the prompts. There are no custom options required.
  3. Microsoft Security Essentials will ask up update itself and run a quick scan.
  4. Enjoy.

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Last updated Friday, September 3, 2010