Join Mike Meyers for an in-depth discussion in this video Anti-malware applications, part of CompTIA A+ Exam Prep (220-902) Part 6: Securing Computers.
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- The most important you can do about malware…is not get it in the first place.…That's where one form of anti-malware tools come into play.…There's an entire class of anti-malware programs…whose job is to inspect stuff coming into your computer…and kill any malware that it might see.…Secondarily, there are anti-malware programs…whose job is that after you're infected…to clean up the mess.…I'm not worried about that right now.…What I want to do is talk about real-time protection…and some of the options you have out there.…
For years anti-malware has been a third-party utility issue.…It was not something that we did…within the Windows environment, at least not very well.…However starting around the time of Windows XP,…Microsoft began providing a number…of free anti-malware tools.…Right now the one that we're gonna be using…more than anything else…is good old Microsoft Security Essentials.…So let's take a look at that,…and one alternative third-party option.…
So I've installed Microsoft Security Essentials on my system…
Security is one of the IT pro's chief concerns, and it's a big domain of the 220-902 exam. This course outlines the basic procedures for securing any computer, covering topics such as physical security, password protection, malware detection and prevention, and firewalls. CompTIA expert Mike Meyers also helps you understand how to dispose of data correctly and respond to security incidents.
After completing this course and the others in the series, you should feel prepared to ace the exam. Find your testing location and schedule a test at https://certification.comptia.org/certifications/a.