By Nancy C. Muir, Ryan C. Williams
Protect your privateness and use the web safely!
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Remember icons indicate important details that will serve you well in years to come if you remember them. Warning icons indicate online behaviors that might put you, your information, your loved ones, or your pocketbook in jeopardy. Where to Go from Here Whether you use a computer every day or are just starting to use the Internet, working your way through this book could help you become even savvier than your grandchildren or the kid next door. You don’t have to read the chapters in order; this is a reference book, so if you’re concerned most about passwords, for example, go to Chapter 3.
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The antivirus software programs described in the following section can help protect you from rootkit and other types of attacks. Protecting Yourself Because you can’t spend your life installing updates, here are some rules of thumb to figure out what updates you really need. Install antivirus software (like Norton or McAfee, or use a free version, like AVG, Avira, or BitDefender). Newer operating systems, such as Windows 8, can even have virus protection built in. And then remember to update your antivirus software consistently.