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Computer Viruses For Dummies

ISBN: 978-1-118-08547-9
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288 pages
May 2011
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Introduction.

Part I: Evaluating Your Virus Situation.

Chapter 1: Understanding Virus Risks.

Chapter 2: Does My Computer Have a Virus?

Chapter 3: Does Your Computer Have Antivirus Software?

Part II: Deploying Your Antivirus Defenses.

Chapter 4: Obtaining and Installing Antivirus Software.

Chapter 5: Configuring Antivirus Software.

Chapter 6: Scanning Your Computer and E-Mail.

Chapter 7: Ridding Your Computer of Viruses.

Part III: Maintaining Your Vigilance.

Chapter 8: Updating Antivirus Software and Signatures.

Chapter 9: Installing Security Patches.

Chapter 10: Using Firewalls and Spyware Blockers.

Chapter 11: Protecting PDAs from Viruses.

Chapter 12: Incorporating Safe Computing Practices.

Part IV: Looking at Viruses under the Microscope.

Chapter 13: Viruses and the Losers Who Write Them.

Chapter 14: Trojan Horses, Worms, Spam, and Hoaxes.

Chapter 15: How Viruses Function and Propagate.

Part V: The Part of Tens.

Chapter 16: Almost Ten Myths about Computer Viruses.

Chapter 17: Ten Antivirus Programs.

Index.

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