Windows 7: What is Forefront Client Security?

This section describes Microsoft malware protection program, Forefront Client Security, which offers real-time protection, scheduled and on-demand scans, and malware removal.

What is Forefront Client Security? Forefront Client Security is malware protection tool from Microsoft with features such as an integrated antivirus and antispyware engine, real-time protection, scheduled and on-demand scans, malware removal, and system recovery. Forefront Client Security is not free.

Forefront Client Security offers three ways to help keep malware from infecting your computer:

1. Real-time protection. Client Security alerts you when malware attempts to install itself or run on your computer. It also alerts you when programs attempt to change important Windows settings.

2. Scanning options. You can use Client Security to scan for malware that might be installed on your computer, to schedule scans on a regular basis, and to automatically remove any malware that is detected during a scan.

3. SpyNet community. The online Microsoft SpyNet community helps you see how other people respond to software that has not yet been classified for risks. Seeing if other members of the community allow software can help you choose whether to allow it on your computer. In turn, if you participate, your choices are added to the community ratings to help other people choose what to do.

Forefront Client Security also offers a nice tool called Software Explorer that helps you to exam running processes, startup programs, network connections and Winsock services.

Last update: 2013.

Table of Contents

 About This Windows Security Book

 Windows 8: System Security Review

 Windows 8: System Security Protection

 Windows 8 System Recovery

 Windows 8 Defender for Real-Time Protection

 Windows 7: System Security Review

 Windows 7: System Security Protection

 Windows 7 System Recovery

Windows 7 Forefront Client Security

Windows 7: What is Forefront Client Security?

 Windows 7: Forefront Real-Time Protection

 Windows 7: Forefront Configuration Settings

 Windows 7: Forefront Full Scan

 Windows 7: Forefront Log Files

 Windows 7: Forefront Software Explorer

 Windows 7: Forefront Exploring Network Programs

 Windows 7: Forefront Exploring Winsock Services

 Windows 7: Microsoft Security Essentials

 Windows 7: What Is Windows Defender

 Windows 7: Turning on Windows Defender

 Norton Power Eraser - Anti-Virus Scan Tool

 McAfee Virus and Malware Protection Tools

 Spybot - Spyware Blocker, Detection and Removal

 Keeping Firefox Secure

 Keeping IE (Internet Explorer) Secure

 Malware (Adware, Spyware, Trojan, Worm, and Virus)

 HijackThis - Browser Hijacker Diagnosis Tool

 IE Add-on Program Listing and Removal

 "Conduit Search" - Malware Detection and Removal

 "Tube Dimmer", "Scorpion Saver" or "Adpeak" Malware

 Malware Manual Removal Experience

 Vundo (VirtuMonde/VirtuMundo) - vtsts.dll Removal

 Trojan and Malware "Puper" Description and Removal

 VSToolbar (VSAdd-in.dll) - Description and Removal

 PWS (Password Stealer) Trojan Infection Removal

 MS08-001 Vulnerability on Windows Systems

 Antivirus System PRO

 References

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