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Windows 7: Microsoft Security Essentials and Anti-hackers?

03 Feb 2014   #1
hazel m

Windows 7 Inspiron x 64
 
 
Microsoft Security Essentials and Anti-hackers?

Does Microsoft Security Essentials have anti-hacker capabilities? I mean can it stop hackers from entering my computer? I read its description and it does not seem to mention anti-hacking but I was told that it does have anti-hacker capabilities. Thank you.


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03 Feb 2014   #2
madcratebuilder

Win8/8.1,Win7-U64, Vista U64, uncounted Linux distor's
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by hazel m View Post
Does Microsoft Security Essentials have anti-hacker capabilities? I mean can it stop hackers from entering my computer? I read its description and it does not seem to mention anti-hacking but I was told that it does have anti-hacker capabilities. Thank you.
That's what a firewall is for.
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03 Feb 2014   #3
hazel m

Windows 7 Inspiron x 64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by madcratebuilder View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by hazel m View Post
Does Microsoft Security Essentials have anti-hacker capabilities? I mean can it stop hackers from entering my computer? I read its description and it does not seem to mention anti-hacking but I was told that it does have anti-hacker capabilities. Thank you.
That's what a firewall is for.
I know. I was asking specifically about Microsoft Security Essentials to see if what I was told about it is true. Does it scan for hackers and erase them.

That said you inspired me to check out my firewall status. I found two labels which said:

Home or Work (private) networks --- not connected

Public networks ---- connected

I have a home desk top. Shouldn't that first one be connected? I did look for a way to connect it but found nothing. In the "what is" page, it seemed to be saying to choose one or the other.

Comment? Thank you.
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03 Feb 2014   #4
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi you might find some good information here,
Public networks are the least secure,
Home Network, Wireless Network and Computer Networking Made Easy
http://www.home-network-help.com/
http://www.sevenforums.com/network-sharing/27903-ultimate-router-guide-optimize-security-performance.html
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03 Feb 2014   #5
hazel m

Windows 7 Inspiron x 64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ThrashZone View Post
Hi you might find some good information here,
Public networks are the least secure,
Home Network, Wireless Network and Computer Networking Made Easy
http://www.home-network-help.com/
http://www.sevenforums.com/network-sharing/27903-ultimate-router-guide-optimize-security-performance.html

Thank you. I did some misinterpreting there. Sometimes I think it is hazardous for me to read computer information.
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