Ch 8: Spyware & Malware Protection

About This Chapter

Learn about spyware and malware protection measures with these informative information security lessons. Inside the chapter, you'll find engaging instruction on topics including spyware prevention, advanced malware detection and malware analysis tools.

Spyware & Malware Protection: Chapter Summary

Study spyware and malware protection concepts with this collection of technology lessons. Taught by expert information security instructors, these simple and bite-sized lessons explain different types of spyware and malware and help you understand several prevention, detection and removal methods. You'll also examine tools and programs used to combat spyware and malware.

Each lesson highlights essential spyware and malware definitions and uses illustrative examples to help you remember their applications. Lesson quizzes are included to help you retain the information you learn.

Studying this chapter will help you:

  • Recognize different types of spyware and malware
  • Know how to prevent spyware on a computer
  • Detect Mac and PC spyware
  • Remove computer spyware and malware
  • Identify anti-spyware programs
  • Differentiate between malware and adware
  • Understand advanced malware prevention, detection and analysis
  • Distinguish tools and techniques that are used to analyze malware

9 Lessons in Chapter 8: Spyware & Malware Protection
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What is Spyware? - Definition & Types

1. What is Spyware? - Definition & Types

Today, we do almost everything online. We socialize, we pay our bills, and even do our banking. So, if someone were to gain access to our computer, they would have access to all of our most sensitive data. This is the goal of spyware.

How to Prevent Computer Spyware

2. How to Prevent Computer Spyware

When it comes to avoiding spyware, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. This lesson shows how to avoid getting infected in the first place.

How to Detect Spyware on a PC & Mac

3. How to Detect Spyware on a PC & Mac

Whether you have a PC or a Mac, there is still a chance that your computer will become infected with spyware. In this lesson, we see how to detect spyware on either a PC or a Mac.

How to Remove Spyware & Malware from a Computer

4. How to Remove Spyware & Malware from a Computer

Given the fact that you bought a computer to run your programs, you probably don't want much else running on it, especially if those other programs will do you harm!

What Is Anti-Spyware? - Definition & Programs

5. What Is Anti-Spyware? - Definition & Programs

While it may seem to follow that anti-spyware is useful for getting rid of spyware, there is a bit more to it than that. This lesson explains how anti-spyware works to help keep your information safe.

What is Malware? - Definition, Examples & Types

6. What is Malware? - Definition, Examples & Types

Viruses, worms, spyware, adware, hijackers, and Trojans. What do all of these things have in common? They're all forms of malware. In this lesson, we'll define malware and discuss some common types and examples.

Malware vs. Adware

7. Malware vs. Adware

Malware and adware are two very annoying types of malicious code, found in many people's computers. What are they and how can we prevent them from infecting our own devices? That's what we'll be learning in this lesson.

Advanced Malware: Protection, Analysis & Detection

8. Advanced Malware: Protection, Analysis & Detection

There will always be those that wish to do us harm, particularly in the computer world. In this lesson, we'll take a look at malware, what it is, and what advanced protection, analysis, and detection of malware looks like.

Malware Analysis: Tools & Techniques

9. Malware Analysis: Tools & Techniques

It is not enough to prevent or just get rid of malware, but instead it is important to understand where it comes from and how it infects your systems. Malware analysis comprises a number of tools and techniques that allow administrators to do just that.

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