Microsoft’s adding security mitigations to its Windows operating system, with Windows 7 being the company’s most secure platform to date. KB969417 deals with helping customers improve computer security, as Microsoft put it.
On a PC running XP, Vista, or Windows 7, you can enable following security features to improve computer security:
- Windows Internet Explorer Phishing Filter (in Internet Explorer 7) or SmartScreen Filter (in Internet Explorer 8 and Internet Explorer 9)
- User Account Control (UAC)
- Data Execution Prevention (DEP)