Safety & Security Centre
Computer Security, Digital Privacy, and Online Safety
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Teach your family members how to use the Internet more safely with these guidelines. Learn about family safety settings for Microsoft products.
Safety products and scans
Viruses and other malware
Get online support
Malware Removal Tool
Protect your information
Mobile and wireless
Get a security update, tool, or scan
Protect my computer
Protect myself from scams
Protect my personal information
Create strong passwords
Protect my kids from online risks
Microsoft has several tools to help you and your family have safe, secure online experiences.
To compare some of these tools, consult the chart below. For more information about these products, visit their respective websites:
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Windows Live Family Safety 1
Windows 7 Parental Controls
Windows Vista Parental Controls
Xbox and Xbox 360 Family Settings
Apply Internet filters
Personalize settings for individual users
Set time limits for computer use
Get report on Internet activity
Set limits on types of games children can play
Allow children to request access by using email
Restrict access to certain software programs
Limit who children communicate with online
Restrict children from accessing explicit content
1Free download for Windows XP SP2.
2Windows 7 works together with Windows Live Family Safety to deliver this feature.
3Requires Windows 7 or Windows Vista.
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