Chapter 16. Protecting Your Computer

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“An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure” is a bit of a cliché, but it’s also true—especially when it comes to your computer system. Spending a few minutes a week on preventive maintenance can save you from costly computer problems in the future.

This is doubly true when your computer is connected to the Internet. That’s because there’s a whole new world of potential dangers online—viruses, spyware, computer attacks, and more.

To ease the task of protecting and maintaining your system, Windows 8 includes several utilities to help you keep your computer running smoothly. You should use these tools as ...

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