Windows 7 is the most secure desktop operating system Microsoft has yet developed. As exhibited in Microsoft’s most recent Security Intelligence Report, it is a quantum improvement over Windows XP, which still enjoys better than 50 percent market share.
Roger Grimes takes an extensive, in-depth dive under the hood to explain the various features and components of Windows 7 security. Read all of the installments of Grimes’ three-part series on Windows 7 Security: What You Need to Know.
When you’re done with that, you can follow it up with a more general look at current security threats above and beyond Windows 7 by reading How to Stop 11 Hidden Security Threats.