The Norman Book on Computer Viruses
One of the most high-profile threats to information integrity is the computer virus. Surprisingly, PC viruses have been around for two-thirds of the IBM PC's lifetime, appearing in 1986. With global computing on the rise, computer viruses have had more visibility in the past two years.

Note that computer viruses are also found on Macintoshes and other platforms, but in this book, we will focus on PC viruses.

The topics we will cover are:

- what a virus is

- the evolution of the virus problem

- viruses on different operating systems

- solutions to the virus problem

- ow Norman Virus Control products help

Download the paper in PDF format here.

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