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Nov292010

Microsoft ‘Fix it’ Offer Free Automatic Diagnose and Fix Issues to Boost Security of Windows 7, XP and Vista

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)

To help users, Microsoft is offering a Fix it solution, that once run will do the required job. Or if you’re DIY, refer the step explained in KB969417.

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