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Identifying and Removing Malware from Windows Systems

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In this lab, you used AVG Business Edition, an antivirus and anti-malware software tool,

to identify malware and malicious software from an infected Windows 2012 workstation.

You researched remediations for the malware identified by the scan, and took actions to

remove those programs. You also used Windows Defender to perform the same actions

on a Windows 2008 workstation.

Lab Assessment Questions & Answers

1. What is the one thing that a virus, a worm, spyware, and malicious code have in common? What are the differences among these three threats: a virus, a worm,

and spyware?


2. How often should you update your antivirus protection?


3. Why is it a best practice to have and to carry an antivirus boot-up disk or CD?


4. In a corporate environment, should new antivirus definitions be installed as soon as they are available?





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5. Is the manual quick scan good enough protection for a system?


6. What best practices for the workstation domain that can mitigate the risks and threats caused by malicious code?



7. If you have an up-to-date antivirus program, do you still need a malware detection program like Windows Defender?



8. What are some of the most common symptoms of malware?


9. What risk or threat do malware applications, such as spyware, pose to the workstation domain?





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