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Andy Walker is one of North America’s top technology journalists and is the author of three books published by Que including Microsoft Windows Vista Help Desk. Since 1995, he has written about personal technology for dozens of newspapers, magazines, and websites. His personal technology advice column was syndicated across Canada and today the body of work is published at Cyberwalker.com where more than 5 million unique visitors read the advice annually. Andy has appeared as a tech expert on hundreds of TV and radio broadcasts and he also co-hosted the internationally syndicated TV show “Call for Help” with Leo Laporte.
Andy hosts and produces the acclaimed Internet video show “Lab Rats” at www.labrats.tv and appears weekly on the TV show “HomePage” on the Canadian news channel CP24. He also stars in his own technology teaching DVD called “Getting Started with Windows Vista.” You can get more info at www.gettingstartedvideo.com.
Andy was born in the United Kingdom, educated and raised in Canada, and now lives in Toronto with two cats and a really secure personal computer.
Table of Contents
|Security Basics: Some Very Real Threats||p. 1|
|Viruses: Attack of the Malicious Programs||p. 3|
|What Is a Computer Virus?||p. 4|
|What Is It?||p. 5|
|Who Triggers a Computer Virus?||p. 5|
|How Does It Spread?||p. 6|
|What Damage Can It Do?||p. 7|
|Viruses: As Many Kinds As Sniffles in Kindergarten||p. 9|
|Macro Viruses||p. 10|
|Memory-Resident Viruses||p. 12|
|File Infector Viruses||p. 13|
|Boot Viruses||p. 13|
|Multi-Partite Viruses||p. 13|
|Worms: Network-Savvy Viruses||p. 14|
|Trojan Horses: Hey Helen, the Achaeans Left Us a Present!||p. 16|
|Virus Hoaxes: Fake Viruses That Scare the Heck Out of You||p. 18|
|Who Creates Computer Viruses?||p. 20|
|What Not to Do!||p. 22|
|When Viruses Attack!||p. 23|
|Disconnect As Soon As Possible||p. 25|
|Virus Infection Found! How to Clean Your System||p. 26|
|My Antivirus Program Wonrsquo;t Update!||p. 27|
|Now That I Have Your Attentionhellip;||p. 29|
|Antivirus Defense: Tactics for XP and Vista||p. 31|
|Install Windows Security Updates and Service Packs||p. 31|
|Update Your Virus Signatures||p. 32|
|Install or Upgrade an Antivirus Program||p. 34|
|Scan Your Computer for Viruses||p. 38 <P st|
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