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Troubleshooting Windows® 7 Inside Out by Mike Halsey

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Chapter 10. Viruses, Malware, and Other Threats

The avenues of attack on Windows 7 range from viruses to human error, but the simple fact remains that the world’s most popular operating system is cyber criminals’ biggest target, and the user is what they’re looking to exploit.

An attack on your Windows 7-based computer is something that can bring down your system quickly and, sometimes, for long periods of time. Criminals can attack your personal files, the operating system, or even the computer’s BIOS. You have to be prepared for attacks, and you have to know both how to repel them and how to fix any problems that occur as a result of them.

Repelling an Attack

Although Windows 7 ...

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