Windows 7: Forefront Software Explorer
This section describes Software Explorer tool offered by Forefront Client Security that can be used to explore 2 important areas: network-connected programs and Winsock service providers.
Forefront Client Security has a nice tool called Software Explorer,
which helps you to explore the following items:
- Startup programs, which are programs that run automatically when you start Windows, with or without your knowledge.
- Currently running programs, which are programs that are currently running on the screen or in the background.
- Network-connected programs, which are programs or processes that can connect to the Internet or to your home
or office network.
- Winsock service providers, which are programs that perform low-level networking and communication services
for Windows and programs that run on Windows. These programs often have access to important areas of the operating system.
The last 2 areas, "Network-connected programs" and "Winsock service providers" are commonly attacked by malware.
See next tutorials on how to explore them.
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
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