MCCC Knowledge Base

What is Anti-Malware?



What is Anti-Malware?

All guest devices are required to be running Anti-Malware program that can scan files in real-time. These are "Anti-Virus" programs that can scan new files coming onto the system to determine if they contain any form of malware before they can infect the system. Malware is a program is any sort of unwanted or harmful software that is normally spread unwillingly from system to system. Some such Anti-Malware programs are:

  • McAfee Anti-Virus
  • Norton Anti-Virus
  • Malware Bytes Pro
  • Avast
  • Windows Defender

Malware poses a major threat to not just the system affected but to every system connected to the network because of the ability of malware to spread itself across a network. Malware can steal or delete information from the infected system, slow the machine down, or use it for illegal activity.

Attached Files
There are no attachments for this article.
There are no comments for this article. Be the first to post a comment.
Related Articles RSS Feed
Secured Print
Viewed 11664 times since Thu, Mar 12, 2015
Protecting Sensitive Data
Viewed 8035 times since Mon, Mar 2, 2015
Adding Trusted Sites (Windows 10)
Viewed 120927 times since Mon, Nov 21, 2016
Remote Access Two-Factor Authentication Duo Security
Viewed 7748 times since Mon, Nov 24, 2014
InCommon Federation Participant Operational Practices (POP)
Viewed 6577 times since Fri, Feb 26, 2016
Setting up iPhone/iPad for Auto Screen Lock
Viewed 5815 times since Wed, Oct 15, 2014
Sending an encrypted email to an external email address
Viewed 17692 times since Thu, Mar 12, 2015
LastPass - Password Manager - Mac
Viewed 7334 times since Fri, Jan 8, 2016
Unblock a File (Windows 10)
Viewed 7647 times since Mon, Nov 21, 2016
Enabling Automatic Updates
Viewed 5801 times since Mon, Jul 18, 2016

Need Help?