Windows Virus and Malware Troubleshooting

Learn how to identify, block, and remove any type of malware from PCs. Find out how to train PC users to identify threats and what you can do to effectively block malware infections from occurring.
Course info
Rating
(21)
Level
Intermediate
Updated
Feb 10, 2017
Duration
1h 27m
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Description
Course info
Rating
(21)
Level
Intermediate
Updated
Feb 10, 2017
Duration
1h 27m
Description

Virus and malware infection can plunge any business or organization into crisis as it spreads from one PC to another across a network, encrypts files, and downs desktops and servers. This course, Windows Virus and Malware Troubleshooting, will first teach you about the different types of malware threats and how criminals are resorting to psychology to attack your PCs and networks. Second, you'll learn what tools and utilities are available to help you defend your PCs and networks against malware. Third, you'll learn how to manually remove different types of malware threats from infected PCs. By the end of this course, you'll be armed with the right knowledge and the best available tools. You will be able to train PC users in how they can keep themselves and your vital company data safe, knowing that you will have the knowledge to clean infected PCs should disaster occur.

About the author
About the author

Mike was first awarded as a Microsoft MVP in 2011 and is a recognized technical expert in the Windows experience and troubleshooting with more than a dozen books published, including Beginning Windows 10 and Windows 10 Troubleshooting.

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Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts

Course Overview
Hi, I'm Mike Halsey. I'm a Microsoft MVP Awardee, and the author of many books on Windows troubleshooting, and I'm excited to bring you this short course on how to troubleshoot viruses and malware on Microsoft Windows. Modern malware can present massive problems for any individual and businesses of any size, from SMBs to corporations. Data loss and the crippling effects of a ransomware attack can cause excessive downtime, massive data loss, and even cripple a company completely. Recently improvements in malware defense don't always help, either, as criminals are using evermore ingenious ways to trick end users into installing their malware packages. Covering three versions of the Windows Operating System, Windows 7, Windows 8. 1, and Windows 10, I'll guide you through all the different types of malware threats, show you how you can protect your PCs, networks, and train employees in best practice, while also showing you how you can find, identify, and remove malware manually when you have to. Some of the major topics that we will cover are the different types of malware and how they attack your PC, the tools and utilities available to help you defend against and remove malware, and how to manually remove malware from a PC. By the end of this course, you'll be able to defend against and remove almost any type of PC malware. I hope you'll join me on the journey to learn how to troubleshoot viruses and malware on Microsoft Windows at Pluralsight.