Most people who use the Internet at all and who browse online for any type of product or so-called "free" download are going to encounter a virus on their computer. It's practically inevitable that you will someday inadvertently download a virus. The real question is, "Are you going to download a virus without being aware of it?" or "Will you be equipped to tackle the virus before it lodges itself on your computer's hard drive?"
One painful lesson to be learned online is that you should never follow the directions given to you by a website which is trying to infect your computer with an unwanted program or virus. A common tactic to infect your computer is for a website to post the following warning message: "You have downloaded a virus!" At that point, there will be an option for you to remove the infection by clicking on a particular button, such as "OK." Never, ever give in to the temptation to do so. It may take all of your will-power, but if you want to keep your computer's hard drive clean and running efficiently, do not succumb to the temptation to click that button. The makers of the website know how hard it is to resist the temptation. The moment we believe that our computer's health is at risk, we will gladly click on whatever button is available. Essentially, the trick is that the website owners and designers have played you into thinking that your own computer is delivering the message that it needs to rid your computer of a virus when, in fact, the website itself is prompting you with its own internal message.
Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?
Yes. I am computer illiterate and now that my son has gone off to college, I am lost when dealing with computer issues. I found this guide very helpful and I would recommend it to any of my similarly computer illiterate friends. It goes very slowly and assumes no previous knowledge. It is clear and easy to understand.
Who was your favorite character and why?
There are no characters in this non-fiction computer guide. My favorite part, though, was that it told me what to do when encountering virus warnings. It could be called the "Virus Guide for Dummies."
Have you listened to any of 411 Audio’s other performances before? How does this one compare?
No. This narrator did a good job. He has a clear voice and good pacing. In the beginning, it has some noticeable echo, but that recedes as the book continues.
Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?
Yes. When the narrator explained step-by-step how to disable Adobe Acrobat so that my computer runs faster. It was easy to understand and I felt so proud of myself for doing it. It did make my computer run faster.
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