3.5. Task 3.5: Malicious Software Removal Tool

Much of a security professional's responsibility involves preventing and removing malicious software. Malicious software continues to be a real problem. Infection may require nothing more than opening an e-mail, browsing a web page, or simply plugging in a USB thumb drive.

Although many commercial tools have been developed to deal with this threat, there are also some simple, low-cost, and even free solutions. This exercise will look at one of these.

3.5.1. Scenario

A coworker accepted a game from an acquaintance and installed it from the acquaintance's USB thumb drive. Since installing the game, the computer has been performing erratically. The user has also noticed that clicking on a drive no ...

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