How to Stop E-mail Spam, Spyware, Malware, Computer Viruses, and Hackers from Ruining Your Computer Or Network: The Complete Guide for Your Home and Work (Google eBook)

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Atlantic Publishing Company, 2010 - Computers - 288 pages
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It seems like everywhere you go on the Internet, there is spam, spyware, and the risk of viruses infecting your computer and ruining your online experience. In businesses alone, according to Nucleus Research Inc., spam costs more than $712 per employee in productivity and computing resources each year. Spyware slows computers, ruins files, and can result in stolen information. According to the same Nucleus Research report, businesses lose more than $70 billion annually because of computer viruses -- and the cost continues to rise as every major company moves to a fully digital workplace.

Every time you download a computer virus or click on a spam e-mail by accident, you are wasting money, endangering your computer, and risking the loss of personal and business information. This complete, revolutionary book has compiled all of the vital information you need to make sure that you are able to combat the billion dollar risk of incursive software infecting your home and work computers.

With How to Stop E-mail Spam, Spyware, and Computer Viruses from Ruining Your Computer, you will learn why there is so much spam in your inbox, how the spammer thinks, and what the goals of spyware and viruses actually are. Then, you will learn how you can start spam-proofing your inbox by never giving away personal information and using secure e-mail clients. You will learn how companies get spyware onto your hard drive and what you can do to block it from appearing. Learn which viruses have caused the most damage and how they can infect your computer. Then, discover which software is most effective at blocking the download and infestation of viruses onto your hard drives.

You will learn the value of a good firewall, what it does to stop the ill will of spammers and hackers, and what actions you can take to block the breach of your firewall and your computer's defenses. Learn how to remove spyware from your computer and make sure you are not giving away personal or valuable work information. This guide will also teach you how to lock down your inbox and desktop to keep that software from returning. Find out what to do when you do get a virus and how to return your computer to the state of security it was in beforehand.

Most importantly, with the valued input gathered from interviews with computer security and safety experts, you will learn how you became a target for all that spam. Discover what you are doing that makes it so easy for spammers to fill your inbox and how to safeguard your e-mail. Once you have tackled the source of the problems, as outlined in this book, you will have all the tools you need to combat the incursive and destructive effects of spam, spyware, and computer viruses.

Atlantic Publishing is a small, independent publishing company based in Ocala, Florida. Founded over twenty years ago in the company president's garage, Atlantic Publishing has grown to become a renowned resource for non-fiction books. Today, over 450 titles are in print covering subjects such as small business, healthy living, management, finance, careers, and real estate. Atlantic Publishing prides itself on producing award winning, high-quality manuals that give readers up-to-date, pertinent information, real-world examples, and case studies with expert advice.† Every book has resources, contact information, and web sites of the products or companies discussed.

  

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User Review  - billyburgess - LibraryThing

The title alone, was the reason why I wanted to review this book. Who hasnít had some kind of e-mail spam in their inbox? In this book, youíll learn how spammers think and what the goals of spyware ... Read full review

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User Review  - iwatson - LibraryThing

I believe this is the most important book on the market for anyone that has a computer and is connected to the Internet. (Statistics show 7 billion world-wide.) Written in easy, lay-language Bruce C ... Read full review

Contents

FOREWORD
11
Computer Viruses
43
Antivirus Solutions
63
Spam Spoofing Phishing
83
Detecting and Countering
121
Web Browsers PopUp
153
Hackers How to Defend
185
Network Security
199
Wireless Network Security
223
Software Products
251
CONCLUSION
273
INDEX
287
Copyright

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