Malware Responses: What To Do Before, During, And After An Attack


Don't let a malware attack ruin your business. A little planning and the right responses can make it a minor annoyance instead of a major catastrophe.

Preparing For Attacks

Always use licensed software, and keep all software on every system up to date with the latest critical patches.

Scan all systems regularly to ensure they are virus-, Trojan-, and spyware-free. Make sure your security software protects all network entry and exit points and that it's updated with the most recent signature files.

Back up all systems on a regular schedule (weekly is good; daily is better).

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