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Microsoft® Windows® XP Inside Out Deluxe, 9780735618053 by Craig Stinson, Carl Siechert, Ed Bott

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Chapter 7. Security Essentials

Windows Security Issues 185

Monitoring Windows XP Security 190

Blocking Intruders with Windows Firewall 194

Keeping Your System Secure with Windows Update 210

Blocking Viruses and Worms with an Antivirus Program 217

Advanced Security Tools and Techniques 219

Windows In the early days of personal computing, security—if it was considered at all—was a mere afterthought. But as personal computers have become more powerful, more complex, and more connected, they've also become more vulnerable. Because of its ubiquity, computers running Microsoft Windows make an especially juicy target for those who would like to steal your valuable personal data, appropriate your computing resources and bandwidth, or simply create havoc. Security ...

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