Protecting Your PC (Paperback)

Ian Barile

  • 出版商: Charles River Media
  • 出版日期: 2006-05-18
  • 定價: $1,240
  • 售價: 2.4$299
  • 語言: 英文
  • 頁數: 384
  • 裝訂: Paperback
  • ISBN: 1584504862
  • ISBN-13: 9781584504863
  • 立即出貨(限量) (庫存=3)




New viruses pop up every day, spam continually overloads our inboxes, and system crashes seem to happen for no reason! Figuring out how to protect against these problems is a challenge for all computer users, so they need to know about the tools and techniques available to help protect their computers. Protecting Your PC provides a detailed guide to the many hazards out there, including spyware, addware, spam, viruses, personal identity theft, and a variety of surreptitious tools used by hackers. It teaches users what these programs are and how to prevent them from wreaking havoc on their computers. The book details the five major areas users need to know about, including Malware, the Internet, email, system maintenance, and personal information.With this information and the tools included on the companion CD-ROM, users will be armed and ready for a safe and enjoyable computer experience!



  • Details common computer hazards and teaches how to address, prevent, and fix them
  • Provides a detailed guide to protecting computers from viruses, spyware, addware, and personal information theft
  • Provides solutions for stopping spam and explores instant messaging and chat room issues, along with steps parents can take to protect their children
  • Explains how to avoid viruses,worms, and trojan horses, and teaches how to surf the Web safely using firewalls and intrusion detection
  • Covers how to back up and recover from a disaster, install operating systems patches, create secure passwords, and protect personal and confidential information
  • Includes a CD-ROM with trial software from Symantec® that allows readers to implement the lessons from the book and start protecting their systems immediately


Table of Contents

Introduction; Section I: Malware; Chapter 1: Viruses,Worms and Trojan Horses; Chapter 2: SpyWare; Chapter 3: AddWare; Section II: Internet; Chapter 4: Physical Security; Chapter 5: Firewalls; Chapter 6:Wireless; Chapter 7:Web Surfing; Chapter 8: Instant Messaging & Chat Rooms; Section III: Email; Chapter 9: Spam; Chapter 10: Fraud, Phishing, Social Engineering; Section IV: System Maintenance; Chapter 11: Operating System Patches; Chapter 12: Backups and Disaster Recovery; Chapter 13: Disk & Registry Maintenance; Section V: Personal Info; Chapter 14: Passwords; Chapter 15: Protecting Personal and Confidential Information; Appendix A:Web Resources; Appendix B: About the CD-ROM; Glossary; Index