The CompTIA A+ objectives outline a very detailed series of steps for dealing with a malware infestation. This video looks at important pre-malware steps and then describes the CompTIA procedures.
it's important to be good at dealing with malware. … It's what we do all the time on our systems … and you should be comfortable with some processes. … I will give kudos to CompTIA … for not only pushing this as a concept, … but even giving a best practices methodology … that I actually agree with. … So we're going to go through the seven steps … If you see the word antivirus … you're probably talking to some old person like me … who interchanges terms … or you're talking to somebody … who is uncomfortable conceptually. … So it's just anti-malware. … There are gazillions of anti-malware tools out there … and I am not going to tell you which one to use. … All of your operating systems … come with a pretty good one built in. … When in doubt, use the one that's built into your OS. … There is a term that CompTIA does use … that I'm simply going to have to say it's wrong. … CompTIA uses the term recovery console … when they talk about the idea of anti-malware tools. … Recovery console is an ancient program …
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