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Installation 10.0
Ease of use 7.0
Usefulness 8.0
Value 8.0
Distributor: Symantec
Date: June 2006
Reviewer:
Andrew B

8.0


The Symantec Guide to
Home Internet Security

The Internet is crawling with risks; if you bank or shop online, or even just surf the Web and send e-mail, you are exposed to hackers, thieves, and con artists. Today’s bad guys don’t need to pick your locks or break your windows: they can attack you and your family over the Internet. Are you prepared? Enjoy a safer online experience with easy, step-by-step help from Symantec, the world’s most trusted security provider.

This easy-to-understand book helps protect you against Internet threats. Written specifically for nontechnical computer users, you’ll learn simple ways to keep you and your family safe and secure while online.

  • Keep your PC free of spyware, adware, worms, viruses, and intruders.

  • Protect your identity and privacy.

  • Browse the Web safely and eliminate junk mail from your inbox.

  • Keep eavesdroppers out of your wireless network.

  • Make the most of the new security features built into Windows XP.

  • Shield your children from pornography and online predators.

  • Protect your new Internet-based phone service.

  • Download free tools that help you keep your computer safe.

This book (although aimed at the novice computer user) is an easy to follow manual that is explained in plain English to assist people to understand the pros and cons of home internet security. Although the book has Symantec's name on the title, it actually promotes all different forms of internet security, whether McAfee or Zone Labs to give it an unbiased perspective.

The book is separated into the following categories that include Understanding Internet Risk; Preventing Identity Theft; Firewalls; Getting Rid of Unwanted Guests, Part 1 - Viruses and Worms; Getting Rid of Unwanted Guests, Part 2 - Spyware, Adware, and Trojan Horses; Just Say No To Spam; Securing Windows; Keeping Your Family Safe Online; Wireless and VoIP Security; Privacy and the Internet; Conclusion and an Index .

Even though I consider myself to be rather internet spivvy, this book did give me a greater understanding into all the different aspects of internet security. Another interesting feature of this book is that each chapter ends with an important checklist that also gives you access to free sites to help check your personal computer security.

The Symantec Guide to Home Internet Security would make a great purchase for those that have just bought a computer for the first time or as a gift to a friend or family member that always pesters you about any computer security problems they are having. Great stuff!






 
 



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