Guide to Computer Viruses: How to avoid them, how to get rid of them, and how to get help

Guide to Computer Viruses: How to avoid them, how to get rid of them, and how to get help

by Robert Slade
     
 

This book gives a thorough explanation of what computer viruses are, how they work, and how much computer users should worry about them. It is written to apply to all systems: micro, network, and mainframe and for both professional managers of computing systems and users of personal computers of all types, PCs, Macintoshes, and others.
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This book gives a thorough explanation of what computer viruses are, how they work, and how much computer users should worry about them. It is written to apply to all systems: micro, network, and mainframe and for both professional managers of computing systems and users of personal computers of all types, PCs, Macintoshes, and others.
Robert Slade presents details of many of the most virulent of the known viruses and of the damage that they have done, as well as providing guidelines and recommendations to protect systems from infection. In addition, the book provides the widest possible range of reviews of the major anti-virus software packages available as well as many of the books on viruses. Contact addresses, telephone numbers, and electronic mail addresses are also given. In the event of a suspected virus infection, this book is the one that users will reach for!
Included with the book is a diskette containing several anti-virus programs to help detect and disinfect computers. Both PC and Macintosh software is provided.

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"...most people fear their computer will be affected if they download a file from a bulletin board or the Internt. But Robert Slade, author of a good, nontechnical book, says that's rare..." (Detroit Free Press)
Excellent book ... Any one of the review sections alone are worth the price." (D. Laurence, Cal Tech)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780387943114
Publisher:
Springer New York
Publication date:
10/14/1994
Pages:
472
Product dimensions:
7.09(w) x 9.45(h) x (d)

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