Windows 8: Action Center Security Message Settings

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

After reviewing security messages, you should review Action Center settings to improve security protections.

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

2. Click the "Change Action Center settings" link. You will see Action Center settings.

3. Check checkboxes to turn on all security messages:

Turn messages on or off

For each selected item, Windows will check for problems and send
you a message if problems are found.

Security messages
   [x] Windows Updates
   [x] Internet security settings
   [x] Network firewall
   [x] Microsoft account
   [x] Windows activation
   [x] Spyware and related protection
   [x] User Account Control
   [x] Virus protection
   [x] SmartScreen

The picture below shows you the security message settings in Action Center on Windows 8 system:
Windows 8 Action Center 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 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