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CompTIA® A+® Training Kit (Exam 220-801 and Exam 220-802) by Darril Gibson

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Chapter 26. Recognizing Malware and Other Threats

It’s rare for any of today’s computers to never access the Internet, and the Internet is a dangerous place. An unprotected computer will quickly become infected with one or more of the many types of malicious software. However, it isn’t that hard to keep a computer protected. You can usually find reliable free software to protect your systems, and when a system becomes infected, there are some simple steps you can take to clean it. Beyond the digital security methods used to protect systems, there are also several physical security methods that provide an additional layer of protection.

Exam 220-802 objectives in this chapter:

  • 1.7 Perform preventive maintenance procedures using appropriate tools. ...

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