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How to Protect Yourself from Your Computer - by Marc-Anthony C Arena (Paperback)

About this item


Suggested Age: 22 Years and Up

Number of Pages: 172

Genre: Computers + Internet

Sub-Genre: Security

Format: Paperback

Publisher: Teknosophy, LLC

Book theme: Online Safety & Privacy

Author: Marc-Anthony C Arena

Language: English

Street Date: March 9, 2017
TCIN: 86761357
UPC: 9780692815465
Item Number (DPCI): 247-25-3459
Origin: Made in the USA or Imported


About the Book

Frustrated with your slow computer? Bombarded by popups? Don't bother buying a new PC! You'll learn how to avoid viruses, spyware, toolbars, spam, and scams, and new scams your computer guy may not know about! This book is for the 99% of intelligent successful people on Earth who are intimidated by technology and don't want to become mechanics.

Book Synopsis

Are you frustrated with your computer? Bombarded by error messages? Did your uncle's neighbor's cat's cousin come over and install pirated software? Is your computer dreadfully slow? Don't bother buying a new one! In this book, you'll learn:

About viruses, spyware, toolbars, and spam
How fake cleaning programs turned the industry into a grease fire
(and how your local computer guy may be pouring water on it)
What really causes slow computers
How fake tech support scammers scare you out of your money
What a proper, verifiable backup is
How to avoid buying a new computer every few years
How to avoid spending a fortune on printer ink
Why updates ruin your phone so often
Who's monitoring what you say and type - legally
How the industry plans on controlling us next

...all in Plain English!!!

This book is meant to act as a guide for the 99% of intelligent people on Earth who are intimidated by technology and don't want to become programmers or mechanics just to get online. We'll go inside the mind of the the "more features = better" geeks responsible for all the helplessness, we'll de-mystify and debunk the myths and rumors, and we'll get you feeling more confident in no time!

Review Quotes

Thoroughly "reader-friendly" to computer novices everywhere, How To Protect Yourself From Your Computer is a candid reference and resource for avoiding a plethora of common pitfalls. Color illustrations and screenshots intersperse the straightforward advice about what really causes slow computers, common email scams, the lifesaving importance of backups, and much more. How To Protect Yourself From Your Computer is a superb resource for public library collections and highly recommended for technology newbies ages eight to eighty in the modern digital age.

-Midwest Book Review

This book needed to be written. There's nothing else like it. - Anthony C. Arena, contributing editor

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Estimated ship dimensions: 0.37 inches length x 7.44 inches width x 9.69 inches height
Estimated ship weight: 0.7 pounds
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