Want to step up your Windows 7 security? Here is a quick solution to enable you step up your Windows 7 security in a few easy steps without using any third-party tools.
As Microsoft says, one way to secure Windows is to enable secure logon, which requires you to press Ctrl + Alt + Delete to log on. Secure logon provides an additional layer of security for your computer by ensuring that the authentic Windows logon screen appears. When secure logon is enabled, another program (such as a virus or spyware) can’t intercept your user name and password as you enter it.
This method also guarantees that the authentic Windows logon prompt appears, protecting the system from programs that mimic a logon to retrieve password information.
How to enable secure logon (Ctrl + Alt + Delete logon) in Windows 7:
1. Open Advanced User Accounts by typing netplwiz in Start menu search box and then hitting enter. Or type control userpasswords2 in Run dialog box (Windows + R) and hit enter to open the same.
2. Switch to Advanced tab.
3. Enable the option named Require users to press Ctrl + Alt + Delete.
4. Click Apply.
5. From now on, you need to press Ctrl + Alt + Delete before logging on.