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11 Security

Protecting the computer


Security solutions are designed to act as deterrents. These deterrents may not prevent a

product from being mishandled or stolen.


Your computer supports CompuTrace, which is an online security-based tracking and

recovery service available in select regions. If the computer is stolen, CompuTrace can track the
computer if the unauthorized user accesses the Internet. You must purchase the software and
subscribe to the service in order to use CompuTrace. For information about ordering the CompuTrace
software, go to the HP Web site at


Security features provided with your computer can protect the computer, personal information, and
data from a variety of risks. The way you use your computer will determine which security features
you need to use.

The Windows operating system offers certain security features. Additional security features are listed
in the following table. Most of these additional security features can be configured in the Computer
Setup utility (referred to hereafter as Computer Setup).

To protect against

Use this security feature

Unauthorized use of the computer

HP ProtectTools Security Manager, in combination with a
password, smart card, and/or fingerprint reader

Unauthorized access to Computer Setup (



BIOS administrator password in Computer Setup*

Unauthorized access to the contents of a hard drive

DriveLock password in Computer Setup*

Unauthorized startup from an optical drive, diskette drive, or
internal network adapter

Boot options feature in Computer Setup*

Unauthorized access to a Windows user account

HP ProtectTools Security Manager

Unauthorized access to data

Firewall software

Windows updates

Drive encryption for HP ProtectTools

Unauthorized access to Computer Setup settings and other
system identification information

BIOS administrator password in Computer Setup*

Unauthorized removal of the computer

Security cable slot (used with an optional security cable)

*Computer Setup is a preinstalled, ROM-based utility that can be used even when the operating system is not working or will
not load. You can use either a pointing device (TouchPad, pointing stick, or USB mouse) or the keyboard to navigate and
make selections in Computer Setup.

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