Configure Windows Vista security

Questions derived from the 70-623 – PRO: Microsoft Desktop Support – CONSUMER Microsoft Self-Test Software Practice Test.


Objective: Configure Windows Vista security
SubObjective: Configure Windows updates


Item Number: 70-623.3.3.1
Single Answer, Multiple Choice


You are the desktop support technician for your company. All client computers on the network run Windows Vista. A user reports his computer is infected with malicious software. You check the user’s computer and discover Windows Security Center is configured as shown in the following image.



You want to immediately install the latest security updates and Windows Defender definitions on the user’s computer. What should you do?



  1. Open Windows Update and click the Check for updates button.
  2. Click the Update now button under the Spyware and other malware protection heading in Windows Security Center.
  3. Go to the Windows Update Web site and check for updates.
  4. Turn on automatic updating by clicking the Change settings button under the Automatic updating heading in Windows Security Center.

Answer:
A. Open Windows Update and click the Check for updates button.


Tutorial:
You should open Windows Update and click the Check for updates button. In Windows Vista, the Windows Update Web site has been replaced by the Windows Update program in the Control Panel. You can access the Windows Update program from the Control Panel by clicking the System and Maintenance category, or you can click the Start button, select All programs and then choose Windows Update. You can click the Check for updates link or the Check for updates button to manually find updates, even if you previously opted out of installing an update or if automatic updating is turned off. This action will simultaneously check for Windows security updates and Windows Defender updates.


You should not click the Update now button under the Spyware and other malware protection heading in Windows Security Center. Clicking the Update now button will download the latest definitions for Windows Defender, but it will not download other important security updates for Windows.


You should not go to the Windows Update Web site and check for updates. Windows Vista has replaced the Windows Update Web site with the Windows Update program in the Control Panel.


You should not turn on automatic updating by clicking the Change settings button under the Automatic updating heading in Windows Security Center. Automatic updating enhances the security and performance of your computer by automatically downloading and installing important updates for Windows, including security updates. Automatic updating also keeps Windows Defender up to date, which helps protect your computer from malicious software. When you click the Change settings button in Windows Security Center, you are prompted to select either the Install updates automatically (recommended) option or the Let me choose option. When you select the Let me choose option it displays the Change settings dialogue box for Windows Update, which lets you manually configure Automatic Update settings. Selecting the Install updates automatically (recommended) option turns on automatic updating. In this scenario you want to manually search for updates, so you should not turn on the Automatic updating feature.


Reference:
Windows Help and How-to > Keep Windows Defender definitions up to date


Windows Help and How-to > Change how Windows installs or notifies you about updates

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