Chapter 2: Fighting Viri and Scum
In This Chapter
Quick security checklist — do’s and don’ts
Getting the lowdown on malware
Understanding how Windows Defender works
Scanning for rootkits via Windows Defender Offline
Deciphering your browser’s cryptic security signs
Windows 8 is the first version of Windows to ship with a complete antivirus/anti-spy/anti-malware package baked right into the product.
On the other hand, you need to hold up your end of the bargain by not doing anything, uh, questionable. I wanted to say “stupid” but some of the tricks the scummeisters use these days can get you even if you aren’t stupid. Book IX, Chapter 1 helps you understand the tactics online creeps use and keep your guard up.
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