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Description - Computer Viruses For Dummies by Peter H. Gregory

Computer viruses?just the thought of your trusty PC catching
one is probably enough to make you sick. Thanks to the
cyber-sickies who persist in coming up with new strains,
there?s a major new cyberattack nearly every day. Viruses
sneak in, usually through e-mail.
Fortunately, there are ways to inoculate and protect your
computer. Computer Viruses For Dummies helps you:

Understand the risks and analyze your PC?s current
condition

Select, install, and configure antivirus software

Scan your computer and e-mail

Rid your computer of viruses it?s already caught

Update antivirus software and install security patches

Use firewalls and spyware blockers

Protect handheld PDAs from viruses

Adopt safe computing practices, especially with e-mail and when
you?re surfing the Net

Written by Peter H. Gregory, coauthor of CISSP For
Dummies and Security + For Dummies, Computer Viruses
For Dummies goes beyond viruses to explain other nasty computer
infections like Trojan horses, HiJackers, worms, phishing scams,
spyware, and hoaxes. It also profiles major antivirus software to
help you choose the best program(s) for your needs.
Remember, if you don?t protect your computer, not only do
you risk having your computer infiltrated and your data
contaminated, you risk unknowingly transmitting a virus, worm, or
other foul computer germ to everybody in your address book! This
guide will help you properly immunize your PC with antivirus
software now and install updates and security patches that are like
booster shots to keep your software protected against new
viruses.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780764574184
ISBN-10: 0764574183
Format: Paperback / softback
(215mm x 165mm x 15mm)
Pages: 288
Imprint: Hungry Minds Inc,U.S.
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc
Publish Date: 27-Aug-2004
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Peter H. Gregory

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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