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 was the first version of Windows to ship with a complete antivirus/anti-spy/anti-malware package baked right into the product. Windows 8.1 brings along all those goodies.
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 ...