In This Chapter
Understanding the computer nasties
Visiting the Action Center
Using a firewall
Coping with the UAC warnings
Adding PC privacy
Keeping software up-to-date
I wish it weren’t so, but to be a good PC user today, you must accept responsibility for system security. Nasty programs prowl the ether, looking for humble, innocent electronics to infect. Worse, naive users welcome vile software into the computer, despite the system’s digital protestations. What follows is unbound woe, gnashing of teeth, and eternal despair. You can avoid that hellish state by following a few simple rules for keeping your PC safe.
Computer bad guys have a host of names as rich and colorful as any comic book supervillain. Knowing ...