Windows 7: Forefront Configuration Settings

This section provides a tutorial on how to review and modify configurations of Forefront Client Security from Microsoft.

The first thing you should do after installing Forefront Client Security is to review and modify its configuration settings.

1. Click "Start > All Programs > Microsoft Forefront > Forefront Client Security". You will see the home screen of Forefront Client Security.

2. Click "Tools" menu and the "Options" link. You will see a list of default configuration settings:

3. Review and change each setting as shown below:

Automatic scanning
   [x] Automatically scan my computer (recommended)
      Frequency: Monday
      Approximate time: 5:00 PM
      Type: Full system scan
      [x] Run a quick scan on my computer multiple times per day
      [x] Check for updated definitions before scanning
      [x] Apply default actions to items detected during scan

Default actions
   High alert items: Default action (definition-based)
   ...
   
Real-time protection options
   [x] Use real-time protection (recommended)
      [x] Auto start
      [x] System configuration (Settings)
      [x] Internet Explorer Configurations (Settings)
      ...

Advanced options
   [x] Scan the content of archived files and folders
   [x] Use heuristics to detect potentially harmful behavior...
   [x] Create a restore point before applying actions ...

...

The picture below shows you some configuration settings of Forefront Client Security:
Windows 7: Forefont Client Security Settings

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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