Computer Viruses for Dummies

By Peter H. Gregory, CISA, CISSP

Computer Viruses For Dummies

Discover how viruses, worms, and other spyware works and how to outsmart the cyber-thugs who create them

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Viruses, worms, and Trojan horses create a serious health problem for your PC, but this handy little book has the antidote! It’ll help you exterminate those nasty bugs and protect your system from catching more. Find out how to choose the right antivirus software, develop healthy computing habits, and keep your PC happy.

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3 thoughts on “Computer Viruses for Dummies

  1. Royce Ng

    A Youtube Member Says That Microsoft Makes Viruses So That They Buy A New PC Or Get An New Anti Virus.
    I Have Read Your book But It Says No.
    I Tried To Convince Him That Microsoft Does Not Do That.
    Do You Have An Good Explanation For Him?

  2. peterhgregory Post author

    I don’t believe it. Viruses have been very harmful to Microsoft’s reputation. Countless users have suffered from poor performance, crashes, reboots, destroyed data, stolen data, and identity theft on account of viruses and other malware.

    The YouTube member’s claim would be like Ford (or any other automobile manufacturer) deliberately causing accidents so that customers would have to purchase new cars.

    It just doesn’t make sense.

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