HP Pavilion DV4-1280 User Manual

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    Security User Guide...

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    Microsoft Corporation. The information contained herein is subject to change without notice. The only warranties for HP products and services are set forth in the express warranty statements accompanying such products and services. Nothing herein should be construed as constituting an additional warranty.

  • Page 3: Product Notice

    Product notice This user guide describes features that are common to most models. Some features may not be available on your computer.

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    Product notice...

  • Page 5: Table Of Contents

    Table of contents 1 Protecting the computer 2 Using passwords Setting passwords in Windows ... 3 Setting passwords in Setup Utility ... 3 Administrator password ... 3 Power-on password ... 4 3 Using antivirus software 4 Using firewall software 5 Installing critical security updates 6 Installing an optional security cable 7 Using the fingerprint reader (select models only) Locating the fingerprint reader ...

  • Page 7: Protecting The Computer

    Protecting the computer Standard security features provided by the Windows® operating system and the non-Windows Setup Utility can protect your personal settings and data from a variety of risks. Follow the procedures in this guide to use the following features: ●...

  • Page 8: Using Passwords

    Using passwords A password is a group of characters that you choose to secure your computer information. Several types of passwords can be set, depending on how you want to control access to your information. Passwords can be set in Windows or in the non-Windows Setup Utility preinstalled on the computer. CAUTION: To prevent being locked out of the computer, record each password you set.

  • Page 9: Setting Passwords In Windows, Setting Passwords In Setup Utility, Administrator Password

    Setting passwords in Windows Password Administrator password User password QuickLock Setting passwords in Setup Utility Password Administrator password* Power-on password* *For details about each of these passwords, refer to the following topics. Administrator password Your administrator password protects the configuration settings and system identification information in Setup Utility.

  • Page 10: Power-on Password, Managing An Administrator Password, Entering An Administrator Password

    Managing an administrator password To set, change, or delete this password, follow these steps: Open the Setup Utility by turning on or restarting the computer. While the “Press the ESC key for Startup Menu” message is displayed in the lower-left corner of the screen, press f10. –...

  • Page 11: Managing A Power-on Password, Entering A Power-on Password

    Managing a power-on password To set, change, or delete this password, follow these steps: Open the Setup Utility by turning on or restarting the computer. While the “Press the ESC key for Startup Menu” message is displayed in the lower-left corner of the screen, press f10. –...

  • Page 12: Using Antivirus Software

    Using antivirus software When you use the computer to access e-mail, a network, or the Internet, you expose it to computer viruses. Computer viruses can disable the operating system, programs, or utilities, or cause them to function abnormally. Antivirus software can detect most viruses, destroy them, and in most cases, repair any damage they have caused.

  • Page 13: Using Firewall Software

    Using firewall software When you use the computer for e-mail, network, or Internet access, unauthorized persons may be able to gain access to the computer, your personal files, and information about you. Use the firewall software preinstalled on the computer to protect your privacy. Firewall features include logging and reporting of network activity, and automatic monitoring of all incoming and outgoing traffic.

  • Page 14: Installing Critical Security Updates

    Installing critical security updates CAUTION: Microsoft sends alerts regarding critical updates. To protect the computer from security breaches and computer viruses, install all critical updates from Microsoft as soon as you receive an alert. Updates to the operating system and other software may have become available after the computer was shipped.

  • Page 15: Installing An Optional Security Cable

    Installing an optional security cable NOTE: A security cable is designed to act as a deterrent, but it may not prevent the computer from being mishandled or stolen. Loop the security cable around a secured object. Insert the key (1) into the cable lock (2). Insert the cable lock into the security cable slot on the computer (3), and then lock the cable lock with the key.

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    Using the fingerprint reader (select models only) NOTE: The location of the fingerprint reader varies by computer model. Chapter 7 Using the fingerprint reader (select models only)

  • Page 17: Locating The Fingerprint Reader

    Locating the fingerprint reader The fingerprint reader is a small metallic sensor that is located in one of the following areas of your computer: ● Near the bottom of the TouchPad ● On the right side of the keyboard ● On the upper-right side of the display ●...

  • Page 18: Registering Fingerprints

    Registering fingerprints A fingerprint reader allows you to log on to Windows using a fingerprint that you have registered using DigitalPersona Personal software, instead of using a Windows password. To register one or more fingerprints, follow these steps: In Windows, click the DigitalPersona Personal icon in the notification area, at the far right of the taskbar.

  • Page 19: Using Your Registered Fingerprint To Log On To Windows

    Using your registered fingerprint to log on to Windows To log on to Windows using your fingerprint, follow these steps: Immediately after you have registered your fingerprints, restart Windows. Swipe any of your registered fingers to log on to Windows. Using your registered fingerprint to log on to Windows...

  • Page 20: Index

    Index administrator password creating 4 entering 4 managing 4 antivirus software 6 cable, security 9 critical updates, software 8 entering a power-on password 5 entering an administrator password 4 fingerprint reader 10 fingerprint reader location 11 firewall software 7 managing a power-on password 5 managing an administrator password 4...

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