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PC Pest Control: Protect Your Computers from Malicious Internet Invaders

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PC Pest Control: Protect Your Computers from Malicious Internet Invaders

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* * * PC Pest Control: Protect Your Computers from Malicious Internet Invaders by Preston Gralla ISBN: 0-596-00926-7 Published: 2005 Pages: 275 pp.; softcover Price: $24.95

Available from: Available from O'Reilly Media, Inc., 1005 Gravenstein Highway North, Sebastopol, CA 95472; 800/998-9938; www.oreilly.com

If you really want to understand the threats to your computer, this is the book to read. Unlike many of the virus/spyware books, this one does a great job of explaining how these malicious invaders work, in a way that even a fairly naive user can understand. Gralla gives details on many of the common viruses, worms, trojans, spyware, and adware, plus he talks about software that you can use to protect yourself.

The author, who has written many books on PC topics, has a great flair for explaining technical problems and solutions in an engaging and clear way. He devotes a separate chapter to each of the pest types and summarizes the most common examples in the appendix. …

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