Norton Internet Security For Dummies

Norton Internet Security For Dummies

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You can't see them, but they're lurking out there ominously. They loom in all shapes, sizes, and disguises. And sooner or later, one will probably try to worm its way into your computer. They're viruses, hackers, and other kinds of attackers set on sabotaging your computer and data, stealing your identity, using your address book to target more innocent victims, and more. It's Norton Internet Security on guard and to the rescue if you have it installed, configured, and updated properly. "Norton Internet Security For Dummies" helps you use the software's suite of applications to protect and streamline your online experience. It takes you from installation to configuration to troubleshooting.
You'll discover how to: set up Norton Personal Firewall to respond to alerts; configure Norton AntiVirus to take advantage of the Auto-Protect feature; use live update to keep your software current (the bad guys don't give up, so you can't let your guard down); use the Browser Privacy component to prevent your Web browser from giving information to Web sites you visit; implement Ad Blocking to reduce annoying pop-up ads; use the AntiSpam component to reduce unwanted commercial e-mails; Use Norton Parental controls to restrict what your kids do online and track where they've been online; and use Norton Productivity Control (on the professional version) to block employees' access to certain sites. Written by Greg Holden, author of "Starting an Online Business For Dummies" and owner of Stylus Media, this guide goes beyond the basics to include tips on: creating better passwords; dealing with spyware and cookies; making your laptop, cellphone, or PDA more secure (Yes, they're after them, too); recognizing suspicious e-mails; tracking hackers with WHOIS and DShield; and customizing access for different users.
With a list of search engines especially for kids, suggestions of more tools to enhance your privacy and security, a glossary, a list of Web resources, and more, "Norton Internet Security For Dummies" helps you enjoy the Web, knowing Norton Internet Security is on guard against invaders.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 382 pages
  • 188 x 228.6 x 25.4mm | 657.72g
  • Hungry Minds Inc,U.S.
  • Foster City, United States
  • English
  • 0764575775
  • 9780764575778

Table of contents

Introduction. Part I: Creating Your Own Homeland Security. Chapter 1: Preparing Your Online Security Blanket. Chapter 2: Getting Started with Norton Internet Security. Chapter 3: Setting Rules for Your Firewall. Chapter 4: Strengthening and Customizing Your Firewall. Part II: Handling Viruses and Malicious Code. Chapter 5: Working with Norton AntiVirus. Chapter 6: Blocking Other Weapons of Mass Insecurity. Chapter 7: Performing Updates and Other Housekeeping. Chapter 8: Welcome to the Land of Quarantine. Part III: Safeguarding Your Privacy and Your Network. Chapter 9: Canning Spam. Chapter 10: Blocking Weapons of Mass Distraction. Chapter 11: Wireless and Laptop Security. Part IV: Access Control. Chapter 12: Issues for Networks with Multiple Users. Chapter 13: Issues for Young Users. Part V: Getting Under the Hood. Chapter 14: Troubleshooting. Chapter 15: This Old Computer: Housekeeping and Restoration. Chapter 16: Working With Log Files and Advanced Options. Part VI: The Part of Tens. Chapter 17: Ten Most Common Attacks. Chapter 18: Ten More Tools to Boost Your Privacy and Security. Chapter 19: Ten Security Threats NIS Doesn't Cover. Part VII: Appendixes. Appendix A: Glossary. Appendix B: Web Resources. Index.
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About Greg Holden

Greg Holden is founder and owner of Stylus Media, which creates Web pages for other small businesses. He's a prolific author and a devotee of Norton security software.
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