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Microsoft® Windows® XP Inside Out, 2nd Edition by Craig Stinson, Carl Siechert, Ed Bott

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Chapter 9. Securing Your Internet Connection

Your connection to the Internet lets you download music files, load your favorite Web sites in a browser window, and receive e-mail from just about anywhere. Unfortunately, that connection can also carry dangerous data, such as viruses and spyware. Some rogue programs arrive as e-mail attachments; others are disguised as seemingly innocuous downloads. A malicious intruder who convinces you to install an unsafe program or figures out how to ...

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