Do you know what to do if your PC is stolen? Won’t boot? Catches on fire? If you spill soda on your keyboard? Your network crashes?
These are and PC emergencies are covered in a new book, “Surviving PC Disasters, Mishaps, and Blunders,” by Paraglyph Press.
Authored by PC experts Jesse Torres and Peter Sideris, “Surviving PC Disasters” is much more than a backup and recovery book. This new book covers the real types of digital lifestyle problems that all PC users will face sooner or later — from the horrific to the embarrassing, as well as the truly stupid accidents and mistakes. For a PC that is smashed, hacked, stolen, in flames, virus-laden, or just plain slow and unreliable, this book covers it all by giving the reader triage advice and tips to
prevent problems from occurring in the first place.
With over 150 million new PCs being sold every year, according to IDC, and laptops, PDAs, and other handheld devices taking over in most households today, mishaps and accidents are occurring at an alarming rate. Just think about how devastating a situation like dropping your laptop, having a hard drive crash, or having your PDA stolen can be (especially if you are not prepared for such a disaster). Today, PC users are so hooked on their devices that any kind of disaster or mishap can really get them back. When a PC or portable electronic device breaks, security is breached, data is lost or compromised, or a device is lost or stolen, the first reaction is
panic. But with the expert advice in “Surviving PC Disasters, Mishaps, and Blunders,” readers can learn how to protect themselves to minimize the chance of a problem escalating. Or if a catastrophe hits, readers can learn how to recover from one in the shortest amount of time. “Surviving PC Disasters, Mishaps, and Blunders” provides valuable insight on preventative measures that can help avoid a complicated or expensive cure. In addition to being a lifesaver, it is a great read, too!
“Surviving PC Disasters, Mishaps, and Blunders” is jam-packed with eye-opening horror stories that will truly inspire (or really scare) readers to be more cautious. Each chapter shows the reader how to deal with disasters, mishaps, and blunders that can occur in areas such as hardware, software, viruses, travel, Internet fraud, identity theft, networks, and much more. Scenarios are presented with practical, hands-on
solutions designed to help readers solve wicked problems quickly.
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Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Theft and Loss
Chapter 2: Hardware Disasters and Mishaps
Chapter 3: Software Disasters and Mishaps
Chapter 4: Network Disasters and Mishaps
Chapter 5: Wireless Networking
Chapter 6: Internet Fraud
Chapter 7: Spam
Chapter 8: Surviving Viruses
Chapter 9: Junkware: Malware, Adware, and Spyware
Chapter 10: Email and Other Internet Hazards
Chapter 11: Travel Mishaps and Disasters
Chapter 12: Power Adapters and Batteries
Chapter 13: Backup and Recovery
Chapter 14: Digital Lifestyle Hazards
Chapter 15: Piracy