CompTIA A+ Core 2: Malware Detection, Removal, & Prevention

CompTIA A+    |    Beginner
  • 14 Videos | 1h 41m 48s
  • Includes Assessment
  • Earns a Badge
Malware is software designed with malicious intent that often aims to disrupt, enable unauthorized access, or cause end-user access interference. In this course, you'll learn how to detect, remove, and prevent malware using the appropriate tools and methods. Begin by exploring the various types of malware including trojans, rootkits, viruses, spyware, ransomware, keyloggers, boot sector viruses, and cryptominers. Become familiar with the recovery console and recognize when to perform an operating system reinstallation as a result of malware. Next, learn how to differentiate between anti-virus and anti-malware solutions and discover how software firewalls can help secure a device. Lastly, discover the importance of end-user training and education as it relates to malware and other cyber threats. ​ After completing this course you'll know how to detect, remove, and prevent malware using the appropriate tools and methods. This course is part of a series used to prepare for the CompTIA A+ Core 2 (220-1102) certification exam.

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN

  • discover the key concepts covered in this course
    outline what trojan malware is and how it can mislead users regarding its true intent
    recognize how rootkits can enable hackers to gain access to a target device
    outline what computer viruses are and how they are designed to spread
    differentiate between types of spyware including adware, system monitors, tracking, including web tracking, and trojans
    outline what ransomware is and how it can encrypt files on a computer
    recognize how keyloggers can record keystrokes made by a computer user and how they can be used to gain unauthorized access
  • recognize how boot sector viruses attack a master boot record or system boot partition
    recognize how cryptominers aim to hijack a device's processing power and use it to mine cryptocurrency
    outline what the recovery console is and when to perform an operating system reinstallation as a result of malware
    differentiate between anti-virus and anti-malware solutions
    outline what software firewalls are and how they can help secure a device
    recognize the importance of end user training and education as it relates to malware and other cyber threats
    summarize the key concepts covered in this course

IN THIS COURSE

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