CIS 1107 – Chap 4 Homework
Instructions: Answer the questions below in the space provided; be sure your answers are clearly written and grammatically correct with no spelling errors. Following these questions, paste the screen shots showing the requested element.
|Chap 4 – Today’s Windows – Windows 7|
|Exercise||Instructions and Evidence of Completion||Answer a Question|
|4.1||Question: What utility program can be downloaded from the Microsoft site to conveniently transfer data and settings to a new installation of Windows 7?|
|Your Answer: Windows Easy Transfer for Windows 7 utility lets you migrate files and settings from a user’s old Windows XP computer to a new Windows 7 machine. It copies user accounts, documents, browser favorites, e-mail and application settings, among other types of files.|
|4.2||Question: How does the BitLocker feature in Windows 7 increase the security of your installation? What hardware elements must be present to use BitLocker?|
|Your Answer: BitLocker provides enhanced protection against data theft or exposure on computers and removable drives that are lost or stolen, and more secure data deletion when BitLocker-protected computers are decommissioned as it is much more difficult to recover deleted data from an encrypted drive than from a non-encrypted drive.|
TPM version 1.2
A TPM is not required for BitLocker; however, only a computer with a TPM can provide the additional security of pre-startup system integrity verification and multifactor authentication.
|4.3||Question: Is an account created in Windows 7 VM a centralized or decentralized account? If you wanted to log onto a second computer using the same username and password; what would you need to do first?|
|4.4||Question: Explain the difference between Windows Defender and Microsoft Security Essentials. What happens if you install Microsoft Security Essentials on a computer with Windows Defender?|
|Your Answer: Windows Defender in Windows XP, Vista and 7 protected against and removed spyware only. Although it did a good job against spyware, Defender was not originally designed to protect against viruses, Trojans, worms and other malware types. Those versions of Windows require something additional to defend against the full spectrum of malicious software. Microsoft introduced Security Essentials to cover the gap left open by Windows Defender. MSE was designed to provide real-time protection against a fuller range of malicious software than its predecessor. MSE defends against malware like viruses and worms, Trojans, rootkits, spyware and others.|
– Microsoft Essentials disables Defender when you install the application on you pc.
Screen shots: Your evidence of completion is a screen shot or capture that illustrates the item described. Use the tool of your choice (e.g., the Windows Snipping Tool or the Print Screen function) to take a screen shot of the required content.