Protecting against Malware
Further Tips for Network Administrators
While managing servers, LAN/System Administrators should observe the following security guidelines:
In addition, LAN/System Administrators should keep abreast of the latest security advisories and educate users on the best practices to protect against malwares:
Detection of Malware
The following symptoms may indicate a computer is infected with a malware:
Recovery from a Suspicious Malware Infection
If a computer is suspected to have been infected by malware, users should stop all activities. Continue using an infected computer may help spread the malware further. Users should report the incident to the management and LAN/System Administrator immediately. Users should also try to use trusted anti-malware software to clean the computer on their own. Clearing a malware does not necessarily imply that contaminated or deleted files can be recovered or retrieved.
The most effective way to recover corrupted files is to replace them with original copies. Therefore, regular backups should be done and sufficient backup copies should be kept to facilitate file recovery whenever necessary. After clearing a malware from a computer, users should perform a complete scan on the computer and removable storage media to ensure that everything is malware-free. Failure to do this may lead to a resurgence of the malware.