Windows 8: Action Center Security Messages

This section provides a tutorial example on how to review security messages in Action Center on Windows 8 system.

The next item in your security protection plan is to review security related messages and settings in Windows "Action Center".

1. Go to "Control Panel\System and Security\Action Center" You will see the "Action Center" screen.

2. Click on "Security" section. You will see security related messages and settings.

3. Review each and every security message and follow up with actions.

For example, I see one red security message on my Windows 8 computer. I think I need to turn on Windows Update.

Windows Update (Important)

To enhance the security and performance of your computer, we
recommend that you turn on Windows Update.

[Change settings]

The picture below shows you the security messages in Action Center on Windows 8 system:
Windows 8 Action Center Security Messages

Last update: 2013.

Table of Contents

 About This Windows Security Book

 Windows 8: System Security Review

Windows 8: System Security Protection

 Windows 8: System Update Status

 Windows 8: System Update Settings

 Windows 8: System Firewall Settings

 Windows 8: System Firewall Advanced Settings

 Windows 8: System Firewall Inbound Rules

 Windows 8: System Firewall Outbound Rules

 Windows 8: Manage System Firewall Rules

 Windows 8: Firewall Alert on Blocked Connection

 Windows 8: Firewall Allowed Programs

Windows 8: Action Center Security Messages

 Windows 8: Action Center Security Message Settings

 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

 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


 PDF Printing Version