Stop spyware in its tracks!
Spyware infects the vast majority of home computers today. After it's on your machine, it can be used to access your social security number, track every website you visit, and take control of your computer away from you.
If you work for a large company, odds are your company has purchased anti-spyware protection for you. But readers using home computers or running small businesses are on their own and vulnerable to infection. Many readers suffering with "slow connections" have in fact already been infected and don't know it.
Written specifically for the home computer and small business owner, this title is a straightforward, no-nonsense guide that explains what spyware is, how to avoid being infected with it, and how to remove it from your computer if you've already been "hit." Stopping Spyware cuts to the core of the problem of spyware and offers practical advice on how to deal with it.
This short guide explains the following:
What spyware is and how it works
How to protect yourself from spyware infections
How to choose and install spyware protection
What to do if you are already infectedor think you are
How to protect your personal data and information
Where to find tools and additional resources
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About the Author
The Spyware Menace
What is Spyware, and How Does it Get Installed on My Computer?
Is Spyware a Virus?
Protecting Yourself from Spyware
Laying the Foundation: Securing Your Home Computer
Protecting Your Computer from Viruses
Securing Your Web Browser
Using a Personal Firewall
Installing Anti-Spyware Protection
Spybot Search & Destroy
Microsoft AntiSpyware Tool
Choosing the Right Product
What If I'm Already Infected?
What If I Can't Fix It?
What's the Worst-Case Scenario?
The Need for Data Protection
Creating a Backup Plan
Selecting Files and Folders to Back Up
Selecting Backup Media
Backing Up Your Windows Configuration
Useful Software Downloads
Helpful Tips & Information
For Kids and Parents