What Is a Secure Boot?


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Secure boot is a security measure built into system-level software that prohibits malicious computer viruses from loading during start-up. It is a part of the Basic Input/Output System interface and is independent of the operating system. It is used when a computer's start-up process has become corrupted.

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Secure boot is also an option for the upgraded Unified Extensible Firmware Interface in newer computers, as of 2014, which is an upgraded version of the Basic Input/Output System. Secure boot is a relatively new option for correcting a corrupted start-up process, and it applies to Windows computers dating back to 2012. Any modifications to secure boot can only be performed by the manufacturer, which makes it difficult to corrupt.

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