How to Stop E-Mail Spam, Spyware, Malware, Computer Viruses, and Hackers from Ruining Your Computer or Network: The Complete Guide for Your Home and Work [NOOK Book]

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It seems like everywhere you go on the Internet, there is spam, spyware, and the risk of viruses infecting your computer and ruining your online experience. In businesses alone, according to Nucleus Research Inc., spam costs more than $712 per employee in productivity and computing resources each year. Spyware slows computers, ruins files, and can result in stolen information. According to the same Nucleus Research report, businesses lose more than $70 billion annually because of computer viruses — and the cost ...
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How to Stop E-Mail Spam, Spyware, Malware, Computer Viruses, and Hackers from Ruining Your Computer or Network: The Complete Guide for Your Home and Work

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Overview

It seems like everywhere you go on the Internet, there is spam, spyware, and the risk of viruses infecting your computer and ruining your online experience. In businesses alone, according to Nucleus Research Inc., spam costs more than $712 per employee in productivity and computing resources each year. Spyware slows computers, ruins files, and can result in stolen information. According to the same Nucleus Research report, businesses lose more than $70 billion annually because of computer viruses — and the cost continues to rise as every major company moves to a fully digital workplace.

Every time you download a computer virus or click on a spam e-mail by accident, you are wasting money, endangering your computer, and risking the loss of personal and business information. This complete, revolutionary book has compiled all of the vital information you need to make sure that you are able to combat the billion dollar risk of incursive software infecting your home and work computers.

With How to Stop E-mail Spam, Spyware, and Computer Viruses from Ruining Your Computer, you will learn why there is so much spam in your inbox, how the spammer thinks, and what the goals of spyware and viruses actually are. Then, you will learn how you can start spam-proofing your inbox by never giving away personal information and using secure e-mail clients. You will learn how companies get spyware onto your hard drive and what you can do to block it from appearing. Learn which viruses have caused the most damage and how they can infect your computer. Then, discover which software is most effective at blocking the download and infestation of viruses onto your hard drives.

You will learn the value of a good firewall, what it does to stop the ill will of spammers and hackers, and what actions you can take to block the breach of your firewall and your computer’s defenses. Learn how to remove spyware from your computer and make sure you are not giving away personal or valuable work information. This guide will also teach you how to lock down your inbox and desktop to keep that software from returning. Find out what to do when you do get a virus and how to return your computer to the state of security it was in beforehand.

Most importantly, with the valued input gathered from interviews with computer security and safety experts, you will learn how you became a target for all that spam. Discover what you are doing that makes it so easy for spammers to fill your inbox and how to safeguard your e-mail. Once you have tackled the source of the problems, as outlined in this book, you will have all the tools you need to combat the incursive and destructive effects of spam, spyware, and computer viruses.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940014033527
  • Publisher: Atlantic Publishing Group, Inc.
  • Publication date: 2/8/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 288
  • File size: 4 MB

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  • Posted February 4, 2011

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    Great book

    The title alone, was the reason why I wanted to review this book. Who hasn't had some kind of e-mail spam in their inbox? In this book, you'll learn how spammers think and what the goals of spyware and virus are.

    In the news, you always hear about government and big business being cyber attacked, but you don't hear much about small business or the average person who are attacked everyday. Hackers send out their virus to either test their virus or to try to steal personal and private information from your computer. In other words, hackers are thieves.

    In the book, you'll learn all there is to know about malware, spyware, adware, viruses, spam, spoofing, phishing worms, trojans, SQL injection, Hijack, Rootkits, Bots, and the impact of Malware. You'll read about the 10 most Common E-mail Scams and How to Defend Against Them.

    Honestly, I already knew quite a bit on the subject matter, and if you are also well informed, then this book might not be for you. Someone new to computers, or has little knowledge about protecting your computer, will find this book interesting. There are plenty of links listed for paying and free firewalls, virus scans, and other useful information to keep your computer safe from cyber attacks.

    *I would like to thank the Atlantic Publishing Group for sending me a copy to review.

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  • Posted January 19, 2011

    Important book to have

    I believe this is the most important book on the market for anyone that has a computer and is connected to the Internet. (Statistics show 7 billion world-wide.) Written in easy, lay-language Bruce C. Brown gives us an understanding of the various terms associated to intrusions and theft of data. He also includes information on detection and gives safe websites for more information or software protection.

    Brown states that "...there is no single solution to the issue of protecting against hackers and their nefarious deeds, and it is never possible to be 100 percent hacker-proof." This statement in itself urges us to install a variety of defense mechanisms on our computers.

    On a personal note, being previously hacked while using other systems, I was pleased to read that "Windows 7 is without a doubt the most secure and stable version of Windows ever produced." I find it sad that we have to be so aware and protective because of wicked people wanting to hack into our lives for monetary or malicious gain. However, with knowledge gained through books like this we can become cognizant of what we need to do ourselves.

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