Overview

Introduction

Welcome to the Malware Removal Best Practices Practice Lab. In this module you will be provided with the instructions and devices needed to develop your hands-on skills.

Learning Outcomes

In this module, you will complete the following exercises:

  • Exercise 1 - Implementing Anti-malware Practices
  • Exercise 2 - Running an Anti-spyware Application

After completing this lab, you will be able to:

  • Use Windows Defender
  • Use an online anti-malware scanner
  • Explore Internet Explorer browser security features
  • Install an Antispyware
  • Run SUPERAntiSpyware

Exam Objectives

The following exam objectives is covered in this lab:

  • 2.4: Given a scenario, detect, remove, and prevent malware using appropriate tools and methods
  • 3.3: Given a scenario, use best practice procedures for malware removal

Lab Duration

It will take approximately 1 hour to complete this lab.

Exercise 1 - Implementing Anti-malware Practices

Most operating systems have built-in anti-malware programs that may help to ward-off irritants such as a virus (a malicious code), unwanted email messages, and spyware. These irritants can be a waste of time for the user, while some of them might lead to a system malfunction, resulting in data or business loss. As new malware is released on a daily basis, it is good to keep the anti-malware application updated all the time. Most of these applications can perform an automatic update without user intervention. You should also see the possibility of configuring the application to perform an auto scan.

In this exercise, you will implement some of the anti-malware practices such as updating built-in anti-malware application, using online scanners, and implementing built-in security features.

Learning Outcomes

After completing this exercise, you will be able to:

  • Use Windows Defender
  • Use an Online Anti-Malware Scanner
  • Explore Internet Explorer browser security features

Exercise 2 - Running an Anti-Spyware Application

Anti-spyware programs are designed to catch spyware in your system, which cannot be caught with a usual antivirus program. Spyware is a malware that silently sits inside your system and steals your private information. Moreover, some spyware might install additional software without your knowledge or redirect your Web browser to an unwanted Website.

Learning Outcomes

After completing this exercise, you will be able to:

  • Install Antispyware
  • Use SUPERAntiSpyware

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