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Computer Viruses For Dummies [NOOK Book]

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Build up your defenses against online germ warfare

Discover how viruses work and how to outsmart the cyber-thugs who create them

Viruses, worms, and Trojan horses create a serious health problem for your PC, but this handy little book has the antidote! It’ll help you exterminate those nasty bugs and protect your system from catching more. ...

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Computer Viruses For Dummies

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Overview

Build up your defenses against online germ warfare

Discover how viruses work and how to outsmart the cyber-thugs who create them

Viruses, worms, and Trojan horses create a serious health problem for your PC, but this handy little book has the antidote! It’ll help you exterminate those nasty bugs and protect your system from catching more. Find out how to choose the right antivirus software, develop healthy computing habits, and keep your PC happy.

The Dummies Way

  • Explanations in plain English
  • "Get in, get out" information
  • Icons and other navigational aids
  • Tear-out cheat sheet
  • Top ten lists
  • A dash of humor and fun

Discover how to:

  • Understand how worms and Trojan horses work
  • Practice safe surfing
  • Block spyware and set up a firewall
  • Cure an existing virus infection
  • Use virus protection effectively
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781118085479
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 5/9/2011
  • Series: For Dummies Series
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 288
  • Sales rank: 927,884
  • File size: 8 MB

Meet the Author

Peter Gregory, CISSP, CISA, has spent 20 years developing technology solutions for those who aren’t technologically oriented. He is an information security strategist for a wireless telecommunications carrier.
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Table of Contents

Introduction.

Part I: Evaluating Your Virus Situation.

Chapter 1: Understanding Virus Risks.

Chapter 2: Does My Computer Have a Virus?

Chapter 3: Does Your Computer Have Antivirus Software?

Part II: Deploying Your Antivirus Defenses.

Chapter 4: Obtaining and Installing Antivirus Software.

Chapter 5: Configuring Antivirus Software.

Chapter 6: Scanning Your Computer and E-Mail.

Chapter 7: Ridding Your Computer of Viruses.

Part III: Maintaining Your Vigilance.

Chapter 8: Updating Antivirus Software and Signatures.

Chapter 9: Installing Security Patches.

Chapter 10: Using Firewalls and Spyware Blockers.

Chapter 11: Protecting PDAs from Viruses.

Chapter 12: Incorporating Safe Computing Practices.

Part IV: Looking at Viruses under the Microscope.

Chapter 13: Viruses and the Losers Who Write Them.

Chapter 14: Trojan Horses, Worms, Spam, and Hoaxes.

Chapter 15: How Viruses Function and Propagate.

Part V: The Part of Tens.

Chapter 16: Almost Ten Myths about Computer Viruses.

Chapter 17: Ten Antivirus Programs.

Index.

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