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Special Edition Using Microsoft Windows Vista, Second Edition by Brian Knittel, Robert Cowart

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Chapter 33. Protecting Windows from Viruses and Spyware

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Malicious Software: Ignorance Is Not Bliss

Hackers and computer viruses have long been popularized in movies and the media. Although the term hacker was once affectionately used to describe particularly dedicated and skilled computer geeks, it is also used in negative context to describe those who would abuse that knowledge for criminal activity. As high-speed Internet connections and personal computers proliferate, these so-called “black hat” hackers continue to amass an impressive arsenal of tools. These tools are placed into a few major categories ...

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