Create a malware protection procedure guide that includes steps for installing and running anti-malware software. Fill in the following details to develop your procedure guide:
1. Provide a list of approved anti-malware software solutions—include at least three leading antivirus and two anti-spyware products. You may include Microsoft products and third-party products. Instruct users to select one antivirus and one anti-spyware product and install them on their computer.
2. Describe the process of:
a. Ensuring anti-malware software and data is up to date. Mandate daily updates.
b. Running regular malware scans. Mandate that automatic scans occur whenever the computer is idle. If that setting is unavailable, mandate daily fast scans and biweekly complete scans.
3. Provide steps to follow any time malware is detected.
a. Immediate reaction—what to do with current work, leave the computer on or turn it off
b. Who to contact
c. What information to collect
Some of the best malware removal software include Norton, Bitdefender, McAfee, TotalAV, and Avira. To make sure anti-malware software and data are up-to-date, organizations must update their signature databases every day. The first step to take when malware is detected is to visit an antivirus vendor before running a scan. If these options fail to work, organizations must figure out a means of entering into a safe mode and avoid logging into accounts as a way of avoiding further damage.