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Listed below are the hottest tips from This week, you can find tips on bot removal, strong password creation, free tools that ensure safe Web browsing, NTFS permissions and the spyware of the future. If you need tips that cover different topics, check out our entire Windows security tip library. This page is updated on a weekly basis.

Group Policy deployment for server hardening
Brien M. Posey, Microsoft MVP and contributor
Learn how to deploy Group Policies to one of the four levels of Active Directory: an Active Directory site, a local computer, an organization unit or a domain.

Read this tip, "Group Policy deployment for server hardening."

Remove bots from your system -- a four-step process
By Kevin Beaver, CISSP and site expert
Kevin Beaver outlines four steps you can take to battle malware's most notorious villain -- the bot.

Read this tip, "Remove bots from your system -- a four-step process."

Reduce resistance to creating strong computer passwords
By Serdar Yegulalp, contributor
You've heard all about the need for strong passwords, but implementing them is easier said than done. Users often resist using complex passwords or their use results in increased help desk calls. Contributor Serdar Yegulalp provides some practical ways to implement strong passwords that foster cooperation by users.

Read this tip, "Reduce resistance to creating strong computer passwords."

Free tools ensure safe Web browsing
By Tony Bradley, Microsoft MVP and contributor
No matter how hard average users try to avoid the dark side of the Web, there is no guarantee of safe Web browsing in the enterprise. These free tools recommended by contributor Tony Bradley will help protect your users (and your network) from threats lurking on the Web.

Read this tip, "Free tools defend against malicious Web sites in the enterprise."

NTFS permissions on a specified volume
Serdar Yegulalp, contributor
Serdar Yegulalp explains how you can harden your security by using the script NTFSBKP to back up and restore NTFS permissions -- either on one folder or to an entire drive.

Read this tip, "Backing up and restoring NTFS permissions on a specified volume."

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