Defeat Viruses! Protection and Prevention Strategies
What you'll learn
- By the end of this course you will be able to install and setup Antivirus and Antimalware programs.
- You will be able to configure and implement a backup strategy.
- You will be able to download, install, and setup the VirtualBox VM application.
- You will be able to install Linux Mint into a VM in VirtualBox and confiure it.
- You will learn how to surf the web safely using Linux running within a virtual machine.
- Windows PC
- Basic PC Knowledge
- Familiar with Online Basics
If you take your PC to a computer shop to get a virus cleaned it can cost anywhere from $50 to several hundred dollars. Here is a link to the Geek Squad's page on virus cleanup's so you can get an idea of what prices they charge. Geek Squad Prices
This course is designed to give you the tools and strategies to surf safely online without the fear of getting a virus and all of the negative consequences that can stem from getting a malware infection. The steps detailed in this course will equip you with the ability to explore the online world confidently knowing that your system is protected and your files will be safe and secure.
Most people will purchase an anti-virus program with their new PC and think that they are protected from online hazards, but unfortunately that is far from the truth.
I have worked on thousands of PC's in my day to day work infected by malware and they were "protected" by pretty much every brand of AV software available. Nothing will give you 100 percent protection but the methods I go over in this course give you a level of protection and security well beyond what the average user is aware of.
Here is a link to a recent article form PCWorld that highlights the current threat from viruses. PCWorld Article
By following the steps in this course you can avoid the hassle of getting a virus then having to pay possibly hundreds of dollars to get it removed. Join over 850 students currently taking the course.
The 5 Main Strategies are:
- Typical precautions like antivirus and antimalware applications.
- Multi-Tiered Backup Strategy
- Virtual Machines for system isolation
- Bootable USB Flash Drive for further system isolation
- Setup secondary PC for online activites
A Great Course - Many Methods
This has been a very comprehensive course, even for an old dog like myself. Runs at a good pace so it's easy to follow and use the methods along the way. - Norm Gray
Good presentation of much needed information
This was a well thought out and presented overview of what to do to protect your computer. Every computer user needs to know this info. I would highly recommend this to everyone who uses the internet. - Jodi Smith
Who this course is for:
- Frequent Web Surfers
My name is Eric and I've been a PC technician for the past 12 years. I have a full-time job in the IT field and spend 45 - 50 hours a week fixing the problems with people's PC's which include software and hardware issues. These problem's can vary from getting a virus infection on a personal laptop to a company having issues with their email server. In addition to my day job I also have many interests in various tech related fields that vary from Android phones to 3D graphics to video editing to application development. I am an A+ certified tech and also have an Associates degree in Computer Science.
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