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PC Viruses: Detection, Analysis and Cure

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PC viruses are not necessarily a major disaster despite what is sometimes written about them. But a virus infection is at the very least a nuisance, and potentially can lead to loss of data. Quite often it is the user's panic reaction to discovering a virus infection that does more than the virus itself. This book demystifies PC viruses, providing clear, accurate information about this relatively new PC problem. It enables managers and PC users to formulate an appropriate response; adequate for prevention and ...
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Overview

PC viruses are not necessarily a major disaster despite what is sometimes written about them. But a virus infection is at the very least a nuisance, and potentially can lead to loss of data. Quite often it is the user's panic reaction to discovering a virus infection that does more than the virus itself. This book demystifies PC viruses, providing clear, accurate information about this relatively new PC problem. It enables managers and PC users to formulate an appropriate response; adequate for prevention and cure, but not 'over the top'. Over 100 PC viruses and variants are documented in detail. You are told how to recognise each one, what it does, how it copies itself, and how to get rid of it. Other useful and relevant technical information is also provided. Strategies for dealing with potential and actual virus outbreaks are described for business, academic and other environments, with the emphasis on sensible but not unreasonable precautions. All users of IBM PC or compatible computers - from single machines to major LAN's - will find this book invaluable. All that is required is a working knowledge of DOS. Dr. Alan Solomon has been conducting primary research into PC viruses since they first appeared, and has developed the best-selling virus protection software Dr. Solomon's Anti-Virus Toolkit.
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One of the earliest experts in computer viruses explains to users of IBM-PCs how to root out a virus, undo the damage, and get rid of it. He describes over 100 specific viruses and variants, based on material developed for his software, Dr. Soloman's anti-virus toolkit. No index or bibliography. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781447112587
  • Publisher: Springer London
  • Publication date: 12/31/2013
  • Edition description: Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 1991
  • Pages: 288
  • Product dimensions: 6.69 (w) x 9.61 (h) x 0.64 (d)

Table of Contents

1. Introduction.- 1.1 Anti-virus Toolkits.- 1.2 Viruses in the Corporate Environment.- 1.3 Viruses in the Academic Environment.- 1.4 The Future.- 2. What is a Virus?.- 2.1 Bugs, Clashes, Trojans and Viruses.- 2.2 How to Identify a Virus.- 2.3 False Alarms.- 3. The Types of Viruses and How They Operate.- 3.1 Boot Sector Viruses.- 3.2 Partition Sector Viruses.- 3.3 File Viruses: Direct Action.- 3.4 File Viruses: Indirect Action.- 3.5 How do Viruses Spread?.- 3.6 Viruses on Networks.- 4. The Known PC Viruses: Recognition, Analysis and Cure.- 4.1 Brain.- 4.2 Ashar.- 4.3 Italian.- 4.4 Stoned.- 4.5 Yale.- 4.6 Denzuk.- 4.7 Lehigh.- 4.8 405 Virus.- 4.9 Vienna Virus.- 4.10 Datacrime Virus.- 4.11 Cascade (1701) Virus.- 4.12 Jerusalem (1813) Virus.- 4.13 Fu Manchu Virus.- 4.14 Traceback Virus.- 4.15 Icelandic Virus.- 4.16 The SURIV Viruses.- 4.17 Datacrime II Virus.- 4.18 Ogre.- 4.19 Typo.- 4.20 Big Italian.- 4.21 Virus-B.- 4.22 Dark Avenger.- 4.23 Vacsina.- 4.24 Mix1.- 4.25 Fumble.- 4.26 Dbase.- 4.27 Virdem.- 4.28 Denzuk I.- 4.29 Yankee Doodle.- 4.30 Alabama.- 4.31 Ghostballs.- 4.32 765 Virus.- 4.33 Lisbon Virus.- 4.34 W13 Virus.- 4.35 Oropax.- 4.36 Twelve Tricks.- 4.37 Zero Bug.- 4.38 Sylvia.- 4.39 Tenbytes.- 4.40 Sunday.- 4.41 Stupid.- 4.42 Vcomm.- 4.43 More Versions of Cascade (1704).- 4.44 Syslock.- 4.45 Saturday 14th.- 4.46 June 16th.- 4.47 Aids.- 4.48 4096.- 4.49 Chameleon.- 4.50 Eddie 2.- 4.51 Print Screen Virus.- 4.52 Taiwan.- 4.53 December 24th Virus.- 4.54 Number of the Beast.- 4.55 Devil’s Dance.- 4.56 More Versions of Vienna.- 4.57 Pixel Virus.- 4.58 NJH.- 4.59 EDV.- 4.60 Eight Tunes.- 4.61 Dark Avenger 3.- 4.62 Virus-90.- 4.63 Zapper.- 4.64 Prudents.- 4.65 Kennedy.- 4.66 Solano.- 4.67 Vbasic.- 4.68 Casper.- 4.69 Luz Virus.- 4.70 Anarkia Virus.- 4.71 Thanksgiving.- 4.72 Joshi.- 4.73 VP Virus.- 4.74 Zerotime Virus.- 4.75 Virus-101.- 4.76 XA1 Virus.- 4.77 Hallochen.- 4.78 Jojo.- 4.79 Victor.- 4.80 PSQR Virus.- 4.81 Tiny Virus.- 4.82 The Swedish Disaster.- 4.83 V1024 Virus.- 4.84 Amoeba Virus.- 4.85 Shake Virus.- 4.86 Mendoza Virus.- 4.87 Jerspain Virus.- 4.88 Frere Virus.- 4.89 More Pixel Viruses.- 4.90 Form.- 4.91 SVIR Virus.- 4.92 Subliminal Virus.- 4.93 Liberty Virus.- 4.94 Fish Virus.- 4.95 Murphy Virus.- 4.96 The “Legendary” Agiplan.- 4.97 The Anticad Series of Viruses.- 5. Action Plans.- 5.1 Precautions.- 5.2 What To Do If You are Hit: General Advice.- 5.3 Procedures for Eradicating a Virus.- 6. General Advice.- 6.1 Some General Advice.- 6.2 The Anti-virus Service.- 6.3 Inoculated Blank Diskettes.- 6.4 Update Service.- 6.5 Further Reading.- 6.6 How It All Got Started in the UK.
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