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Computer Viruses for Dummies.

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I
t would be difficult to describe the impact of viruses — and
their cousins Trojan horses and worms — without resort-
ing to clichés or sensationalism. But after all the hoopla, the
bottom line is pretty simple: Malicious people write viruses,
and viruses do bad things to our computers. Over the past
two decades, viruses have caused billions of dollars in damage
and lost productivity — and that’s just the impact on busi-
nesses. Viruses hit home computer users much harder because
home users usually don’t have information-technology sup-
port departments to install and maintain antivirus software
and repair damaged computers.
But viruses can be stopped before they stop us, and it’s not
hard to stop them. Getting antivirus software is part of the
solution. Using antivirus software is just a matter of doing a
few simple chores to make sure that everything is working cor-
rectly: the better antivirus programs available today do all the
regular tasks automatically, and only rarely do they require you
to do something special.
If the information on your computer is important to you, then
it’s worth protecting. You can do several things to help protect
your computer and the information stored in it. The Internet is
not exactly a friendly place; in fact it can be quite hostile and
unforgiving to those who are unable to protect themselves. But
since you have either purchased or borrowed this book, you’re
on the verge of being able to get rid of the viruses on your
computer and keep them away for good. It’s all within your
grasp!

Description

Introduction……………………………………………….1
Part I: Evaluating Your Virus Situation ……………9
Chapter 1: Understanding Virus Risks …………………………………………..11
Chapter 2: Does My Computer Have a Virus? ………………………………..23
Chapter 3: Does Your Computer Have Antivirus Software?…………….33
Part II: Deploying Your Antivirus Defenses ……..49
Chapter 4: Obtaining and Installing Antivirus Software …………………51
Chapter 5: Configuring Antivirus Software ……………………………………75
Chapter 6: Scanning Your Computer and E-Mail ……………………………87
Chapter 7: Ridding Your Computer of Viruses ………………………………99
Part III: Maintaining Your Vigilance ……………115
Chapter 8: Updating Antivirus Software and Signatures ………………117
Chapter 9: Installing Security Patches …………………………………………127
Chapter 10: Using Firewalls and Spyware Blockers ……………………..153
Chapter 11: Protecting PDAs from Viruses ………………………………….181
Chapter 12: Incorporating Safe Computing Practices ………………….189
Part IV: Looking at Viruses under
the Microscope ……………………………………….207
Chapter 13: Viruses and the Losers Who Write Them …………………209
Chapter 14: Trojan Horses, Worms, Spam, and Hoaxes ……………….221
Chapter 15: How Viruses Function and Propagate ………………………235
Part V: The Part of Tens ……………………………247
Chapter 16: Almost Ten Myths about Computer Viruses …………….249
Chapter 17: Ten Antivirus Programs ……………………………………………255
Index…………………………………………………….265

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