How to Change Internet Security Settings in Windows 10

How to Change Internet Security Settings in Windows 10

Keeping your PC protected is one of the most important things you can do, whether it’s at home or in the office. One of the simplest ways to protect your computer from security issues and hackers is to change the default Internet security settings in Windows 10. In this guide, we will talk about how you can change your internet security settings to help make your Windows 10 computer more secure and protected from malware, viruses, and other malicious software that can steal your personal information or infect your computer with a virus.

Open Settings
To change your internet security settings in Windows 10, you’ll need to open the Settings app. You can do this by clicking the Start button, then selecting the cog icon. In the window that opens, click on Update & Security. From here, select Windows Security from the left-hand menu. Finally, click on Firewall & network protection.

Under General there are three options: On (recommended), Off (not recommended), and Customize. Selecting On will block incoming connections and allow outgoing connections with exceptions if they’re needed for a program or service. Choosing Off will allow both incoming and outgoing connections without any limits or restrictions imposed by Windows.

The Customize option allows the user to customize what types of connections are allowed – both incoming and outgoing – and choose which programs or services should be given access exceptions, as well as whether there should be notifications when a program tries to access networks outside of the firewall.

Click on Network & Internet
In order to change your internet security settings in Windows 10, you’ll need to click on the Network & Internet icon. This can be found in the bottom-left corner of your screen. Once you’re there, click on the Advanced tab and then select Security. From there, you can choose what level of security you want for your internet connection.

The higher the level, the more secure it is but at a slower speed. The lowest level will provide faster speeds but less protection.

Select Connections
In the left-hand column, select Connections. This will bring up the different types of connections that your computer is using. Select the type of connection that you want to change the security settings for. In this example, we will be changing the settings for a Wi-Fi connection. To do so, click on Wi-Fi near the top and then click on Properties. Click Advanced options at the bottom and scroll down until you see these three tabs:

Security (lower left), Shared key authentication (lower right), and WPA2 encryption mode (upper right).

Click on your internet connection
In order to change your internet security settings in Windows 10, you’ll first need to click on your internet connection. This can be done by opening the Control Panel and clicking on Network and Sharing Center. From there, you should see a list of all your available connections. Click on the one you want to change the settings for.

Select Properties from the drop-down menu that appears. The properties window will open up and under Security click on Customize
Then scroll down until you find Select a network profile. You’ll have three options: Public, Private, or Guest
Public is appropriate if you’re at home or work and don’t use passwords or other protection methods
Private is appropriate if you always use passwords when connecting to wireless networks
Guest is appropriate if someone else uses your computer

Check Always connect to suggested open hotspots
If you’re looking for a little more security when it comes to your internet connection, you can change your Windows 10 settings so that your computer will only connect to networks that it knows and trusts. Here’s how:
1. Go to Start > Settings > Network & Internet.
2. Select Wi-Fi on the left, then click Manage known networks.

3. To add a network, click Add a new network. Enter the name of the network, such as Work, select an option under Security like WPA2-Personal or WEP (if supported), enter a password if needed, and click Save. Repeat this process for any other hotspots you want to add; each should have its own separate entry. 4. Next, go back to the Network & Internet screen by clicking the Network button in the top left corner of Settings. 5. Under Wi-Fi, select Advanced options. 6. Scroll down until you see Wi-Fi Sense. Click here and make sure it is turned off!

Click Save Changes
Now that you’ve made your changes, click the Save Changes button at the bottom of the page. Your new settings will be saved and applied immediately. If you’re still having trouble, restart your computer and try again. You should now be able to browse the internet more securely.

Thanks for taking the time to improve your internet security! It’s important to remember that these settings only affect your browser when you use it – they won’t apply if you access the internet through a different app or browser. If you want to make these changes for all apps and browsers, head over here for a tutorial on how to change your security settings across all apps on Windows 10.

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