Install a popular anti-malware package on your virtual machine (VM).
Anti-Malware is the first line of defense. It is extremely important to perform regular scans and interpret the results. Using GCU Virtualization Solutions:
- Install a popular anti-malware package on your virtual machine (VM).
- Perform a full anti-malware scan of your VM.
- Disable the firewall.
- Disable your anti-malware software.
- Leave the virtual machine connected to the internet for 24 hours or more. You could also visit some sketchy websites such as “Add More RAM” ; or you could visit a malware repository and infect your VM.
- Perform a second full anti-malware scan. Document the differences.
- As you go, take instructional notes and screenshots that will help to reproduce your process using the “Report Template,” located in the Course Materials.
- Sub-Activity: If your scans do not detect any vulnerabilities or malware on the VM, review your chosen anti-malware website for known/current vulnerabilities and document them.
Then, at the end of the report, in roughly 250 words, describe the various types of client-side malicious attacks (including malware), as well as over the network-based attacks.
APA format is not required, but solid academic writing is expected.
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