Windows features you can live without
Most versions of Windows are known for their conveniences, with security coming second. It's often said -- and rightly so -- that convenience is the enemy of security. While the latest versions of Windows on the desktop and server have been more secure by default, there are still some areas where convenience trumps security. In those circumstances, a secure initial configuration is still the administrator's responsibility.
Here are some features and services where I believe the risk from leaving them on outweighs the reward or convenience. Windows features you can live without
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