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Authors: Kate J. Chase, Peter Norton
ISBN-13: 9780764579936, ISBN-10: 0764579932
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
Date Published: March 2005
Edition: (Non-applicable)

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Author Biography: Kate J. Chase

Kate J. Chase has led technical support communities for major online services for more than a decade. She has written or contributed to more than 20 technology references.

Book Synopsis

What do you do when your PC is threatening to go on strike, your inbox is groaning with spam, and you have a sneaking suspicion you shouldn’t have opened that e-mail attachment with the funny name? First, you give thanks for a fellow named Norton. Then you open Norton All-in-One Desk Reference For Dummies.

This handy one-stop reference guide is made up of nine self-contained minibooks, each covering one of the popular Norton PC tools that make your computing life easier and safer. They include:

  • Norton Essentials
  • Norton Suites
  • Norton Utilities
  • Norton GoBack and Ghost
  • Norton AntiSpam
  • Norton AntiVirus
  • Internet Control Tools
  • Norton PartitionMagic
  • Norton CleanSweep

Designed so it’s easy to find what you need to know, Norton All-in-One Desk Reference For Dummies helps you understand what each tool does and how to use it. You can diagnose what’s wrong, take the appropriate steps to fix it, and even prevent a lot of problems from tormenting you in the future. Discover how to:

  • Find out what’s in the Norton package you have, and whether it still meets your needs
  • Give your PC a quick check-up with Norton Utilities
  • Choose the right tool to solve the problem at hand
  • Defragment your hard drive and rev up your computer with SpeedDisk
  • Identify and recover files you’ve accidentally deleted
  • Rescue your system from disaster with GoBack or Ghost
  • Set your antivirus shield to repel intruders, and root out spyware and adware
  • Build a personal firewall, protect your kids with parental controls, and make your inbox off-limits for spammers
  • Sweep your drives clean of program leftovers, clean out your caches, and ditch stale cookies

If you’ve discovered that having a whole box of tools isn’t much help if you don’t know how to use them, Norton All-in-One Desk Reference For Dummies is just what the doctor ordered. With these handy minibooks on call, you can handle lots of basic PC first aid and maintenance on your own and feel good about doing it.

Table of Contents

Bk. INorton essentials7
Ch. 1Getting to know Norton products9
Ch. 2Norton products and PC health19
Ch. 3PC anatomy 10133
Ch. 4Overcoming your Windows pain55
Ch. 5Detecting the differences between Norton suites and standalones65
Ch. 6Taking precautions71
Ch. 7Coping with activation woes91
Bk. IINorton suites101
Ch. 1Getting started with Norton SystemWorks103
Ch. 2Upgrading from an older version119
Ch. 3Using Norton Internet Security125
Bk. IIINorton utilities145
Ch. 1Giving your PC a one button checkup147
Ch. 2Improving disk performance with Norton Speed Disk159
Ch. 3Diagnosing drive symptoms with Norton Disk Doctor171
Ch. 4Consulting with Norton System Doctor185
Ch. 5Curing Windows coughs with Norton WinDoctor197
Ch. 6Trimming down unnecessary files213
Bk. IVNorton GoBack and Ghost223
Ch. 1Eliminating the oops factor with GoBack225
Ch. 2Configuring Norton GoBack237
Ch. 3Rescuing your system with GoBack257
Ch. 4Snapping a smart drive image271
Ch. 5Optimizing your image results281
Ch. 6Summoning your Ghost285
Ch. 7Exorcising your Ghost CD/DVD295
Ch. 8Getting past the [bleep] factor in starting over with Ghost309
Bk. VNorton AntiSpam317
Ch. 1Getting the skinny on Spam319
Ch. 2Canning the Spam325
Ch. 3Configuring Norton AntiSpam335
Ch. 4Controlling your e-mail349
Ch. 5Evaluating your results363
Bk. VINorton AntiVirus371
Ch. 1Arming the repel shields on viruses and Trojans373
Ch. 2Are you infected?391
Ch. 3Quarantining, repairing, and deleting infections403
Ch. 4Choosing your scanning options417
Ch. 5Automating and updating your scanner433
Ch. 6Snooping on the snoopers : Spyware and Adware445
Ch. 7Threat monitoring and tweaking Norton AntiVirus459
Bk. VIINorton Internet control tools471
Ch. 1Barricading yourself with Norton Personal Firewall473
Ch. 2Quarantining yourself with privacy control491
Ch. 3Taking advantage of parental control501
Ch. 4Using Password Manager to keep your password under wraps513
Ch. 5Employing Password Manager to keep prying eyes off your credit cards529
Bk. VIIINorton partition magic539
Ch. 1Intro to disk partitioning541
Ch. 2Creating a partition549
Ch. 3Resizing a partition569
Ch. 4Copying a partition583
Ch. 5Removing a partition589
Bk. IXNorton CleanSweep597
Ch. 1Cleaning your drive(s)599
Ch. 2When Web browsing makes a mess613




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