2 1. Prevention of Malware Infection There are several general best practices that organizations and individual users should follow to prevent malware infections. Some malware cases require special prevention and treatment methods, but following these recommendations will greatly increase a user’s protection from a wide range of malware:
3 1. Prevention of Malware Infection (continued) Keep software and operating systems up to date with current vulnerability patches. These patches are often released to patch bugs or other security flaws that could be exploited by attackers.
4 1.1 Keep Software and Windows up-to-date Windows 7 will do updates automatically when a shut down is performed.Windows 10Windows 10 schedules and performs updates automatically. However, you are given a choice to do the updates when a shut down is performed.
5 1. Prevention of Malware Infection (continued) Install and run anti-malware and firewall software. When selecting software, choose a program that offers tools for detecting, quarantining, and removing multiple types of malware. At the minimum, anti-malware software should protect against viruses, spyware, adware, Trojans, and worms. The combination of anti-malware software and a firewall will ensure that all incoming and existing data gets scanned for malware and that malware can be safely removed once detected.
6 1.2 Install anti-malware software Question - What is the best anti-malware software to use?Answer – Almost anything is better than nothingAnti-malware (virus) software for a feeFree anti-malware (virus) softwareWindows includes anti-malware (virus) software - Microsoft Security Essentials
7 Avast free download Do a Google search for Avast Choose Avast Free Antivirus 2016
8 Avast free download You will arrive at the Avast Web Site Choose “Go to Download”
9 Avast free download You are now at the Avast Download page Choose Free Antivirus
11 Avast free downloadThis browser is set up to ask you where to down files. Choose the location where to save file.Files from the Internet will be saved to the Downloads folder
12 Avast free installation Now to do the installation after downloading the softwareThe software was downloaded into the diags folder. Browse to the folder where software is locatedFind the software file and double click on the file
13 Avast free installation Caution: Beware of tag-along software. Many tag-along software is malwareDo not choose tag-along software by un-checking the dialog boxes.When you have unchecked the boxes – Click on the Install buttonUncheck each box before proceeding
14 Avast free installation CongratulationsYour copy of Avast Free is now installed
16 Avast free Scan Your software and computer are now being protected Avast will now update the virus definitions to the most current information available
17 Avast free ScanAvast will now be monitoring your Internet and activities for malwareClick the Smart Scan to begin a scan of your computer
18 Avast free ScanAvast free will not perform all functions. To perform all function you will need to purchase a copy of AvastAvast will provide a screen of the scan resultsWhen the scan is completed click on Reserve All
19 Avast free ScanSmart Scan found outdated software on your computer. You have the choice to update these software packages.
20 Avast free ScanMany free software packages will want to install additional software onto your computer. In this case Chrome web browser. This is in many cases not a good idea or practice.
21 Avast free ScanIn our example, Smart Scan in Avast Wants to do a clean up of your computer. The choice here is yours. The better way is to do the clean up the Microsoft way.
22 Avast free ScanWith this screen this example set up is complete.
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27 1. Prevention of Malware Infection (continued) Be vigilant when downloading files, programs, attachments, etc. Downloads that seem strange or are from an unfamiliar source often contain malware.