Protecting Your PC (General Computing Series)
Book format: An electronic version of a printed book that can be read on a computer or handheld device designed specifically for this purpose.
Publisher: Date:5/18/2006 - Charles River Media
By: Ian Barile
New computer viruses are released everyday, spam continually overloads our inboxes, identity theft is in the news daily, and system crashes seem to happen for no reason! Figuring our how to protect your computer against all of these problems is a challenge for every user, so Protecting Your PC was written to help you keep your computer safe! It provides a detailed guide to the many risks that affect your interaction with your computer, including spyware, adware, spam, viruses, personal identity theft, and a variety of surreptitious tools used by hackers. Then it teaches you about the tools and techniques available for preventing these hazards from wreaking havoc on your computer. The book is divided into six major areas, including Getting Started, Malware (pop-ups, adware, spyware, etc.), Networking, the Internet (email, instant messaging, chat rooms, phishing, spam, etc.), System Maintenance, and Protecting Personal Information. So whether you use your computer for work, family finances, homework, or just for surfing- you?ll learn how to have a safe and enjoyable computer experience! What you'll learn: * What the major computer hazards are and how to address, prevent, and fix them * How to protect your computer from viruses, spyware, adware, and personal information theft * How to stop spam and avoid pop-up ads * What potential system and security issues come with instant messaging and chat rooms * How parents can protect children on the Internet * How to avoid viruses, worms, and Trojan horses * How to surf the Web safely using firewalls and intrusion detection * How to back up and recover from a disaster, install operating system patches, create secure passwords, and protect personal and confidential information The book also includes a CD-ROM with Norton Internet Security 2006 trial software from Symantec that allows you to implement the lessons from the book and start protecting your system immediately.