Showing posts with label security. Show all posts
Showing posts with label security. Show all posts

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Windows XP: How to create a password for the invisible administratoraccount

Windows XP create an administrator account by default which is invisible. This administrator account is not password protected. How to protect this account with a password?

Steps to password protect the administrator account.

Step 1.
If you are currently logged on to your computer, click Start, and then click Log Off.

Step 2.
On the “Welcome screen”, press CTRL+ALT+DEL twice on your keyboard by holding down both the CTRL and ALT keys and then pressing DELETE.

Step 3.
The “Log On to Windows” dialog box appears. In the “User name” box, type “Administrator”. Leave the “Password” box blank if you have not assigned a password. Click OK.

Step 4.

Open the entry “User Accounts” in the control panel. Click on the icon “Administrator” and select “Create a password”.

Step 5.

In the following dialog, specify a password for the “Administrator” account. Click “Create Password”.

It is important to create a strong but easily memorable password. A strong password should includes a combination of letters (small and capitals), numbers and special characters, and at least eight characters long.

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Windows Defender definition update download

Windows Defender is a free software from Microsoft that helps protect against pop-ups, slow performance, and security threats caused by spyware and other unwanted software by detecting and removing known spyware from your computer.

This is a link for downloading Windows Defender definition update.

It is useful for manual update, or if the automatic update fails.

Click here to download.