How do I adjust my privacy settings in the control panel?

1. Click on the “Start” button located at the bottom left of your screen.

2. Select the “Control Panel” option.

3.Click on “Network and Internet”.

4.Click on the “Change Advanced Sharing Settings” link in the left pane.

5.Click on the “Privacy” tab.

6.From here you are able to select the level of privacy you desire for the different networks you can connect to such as Home, Work, Public Networks or All Networks.

7.For each network you can select three options: Public, Private or Guest.

8.Public network setting should be used when you are connected to a public network, such as in a coffee shop or library. This setting provides the most security since it will block any attempt to access your computer from the public network.

9.Private network setting should be used when you are connected to a personal home or work network. It will allow access to the shared folders and printer over the network.

10.Guest network setting is used when you are allowing others to use your network but with limited access. It will grant access only to certain shared folders that have been specified in the setting.

11.Under the Privacy tab, you also have the option to turn off password protected sharing. If you are using a guest network, it is recommended to keep this setting turned on as it will prevent unauthorized access to your computer.

12.Once you have chosen the settings for your networks, click on the “Save Changes” button to apply the settings.

13.Now your privacy settings are adjusted for the control panel.