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PC magazine fighting spyware, viruses, and malware

Author: Ed Tittel
Publisher: Indianapolis, IN : Wiley Pub., ©2005.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Think there's no malicious software on your computer? PC Magazine thinks you should think again. Scans by ISPs have revealed as many as twenty-eight spyware programs running on the average home computer--like yours. That's a lot of people prying into what's on your PC, and a DSL or cable connection is a virtual welcome mat. But by following Ed Tittel's advice, you can learn how invasions occur, spot an infestation,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Tittel, Ed.
PC magazine fighting spyware, viruses, and malware.
Indianapolis, IN : Wiley Pub., ©2005
(DLC) 2004024100
(OCoLC)56793814
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Ed Tittel
ISBN: 0764588958 9780764588952
OCLC Number: 57560377
Description: 1 online resource (xv, 367 pages) : illustrations
Contents: PC Magazine Fighting Spyware, Viruses, and Malware; Credits; About the Author; Preface; Acknowledgments; Contents; Part I: Welcome to the Jungle!; Part II: How Good PCs Go Bad; Part III: The Particles of Protection; Part IV: Commonsense Rules for Safe Computing; Part V: The Habit of Security; Glossary; Index.
Responsibility: Ed Tittel.

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Think there's no malicious software on your computer? PC Magazine thinks you should think again. Scans by ISPs have revealed as many as twenty-eight spyware programs running on the average home computer--like yours. That's a lot of people prying into what's on your PC, and a DSL or cable connection is a virtual welcome mat. But by following Ed Tittel's advice, you can learn how invasions occur, spot an infestation, repair damage that's already done, and slam the door on those who want to hijack your PC--along with your wallet. Here's how you can* Learn to recognize when a Trojan horse, a virus.

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