Robert Slade's Guide to Computer Viruses: How to avoid them, how to get rid of them, and how to get help

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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 quidelines and recommendations to ...

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Overview

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 quidelines 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 both four antiviral pieces of software for the PC and Macintosh and the complete virus catalog as produced by the Virus Test Centre at the University of Hamburg.

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  • ISBN-13: 9780387946634
  • Publisher: Springer-Verlag New York, LLC
  • Publication date: 4/28/1996
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 439
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 9.23 (h) x 1.08 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface to the Second Edition
Preface to the First Edition
Ch. 1 Introduction: Definitions, Jargon, and Myths 3
Ch. 2 Beginner's Panic Guide to Viral Programs 29
Ch. 3 History and Examples of Viral Programs 47
Ch. 4 Computer Operations and Viral Operations 91
Ch. 5 Antiviral-Protection Checklist 131
Ch. 6 Antiviral Software and Evaluation 145
Ch. 7 The Virus and Society 169
Appendix A: Frequently Asked Questions 205
Appendix B: Quick Reference Antiviral Review Chart 217
Appendix C: Reviews of Antiviral Products 227
Appendix D: Antiviral Vendors and Contacts Listing 319
Appendix E: Antiviral Bookshelf 345
Appendix F: Sources of Information On-Line 387
Appendix G: Glossary 389
Appendix H: Antiviral Checklist 401
Appendix I: Antiviral Files on Accompanying Disk 403
Index 409
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    Posted December 22, 1999

    WORTHLESS!

    Superficial treatment of the subject written in dense, almost unreadable prose. Not worth the paper.

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