Introduction to Avoiding Viruses and Adware Online


Praben Kurtzweil



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Introduction to Avoiding Viruses and Adware Online

This course is an introduction to the major concepts, strategies, and methodologies useful for avoiding infecting your computer with any one of the millions of virus, adware, spyware, and ransomware files that plague the Internet. 

The topics that will be covered that are essential to being successful with the concept of this course include:

  • Introduction to Malware
  • Navigating the Internet
  • Purpose of webpages
  • Basic website design and layout
  • Advertising strategies
  • Understanding the content provider
  • Understanding the user
  • Identifying Malware
  • Purpose of Malware
  • Methodologies of infection
  • Strategies to avoid Malware
  • Strategies to block Malware
  • Software and tools
  • Course concepts applied situational
  • Introduction to removal

Resources: Course reference materials will be available for download. Trial and freeware software will be provided.

Assessment Criteria: There will be 4 assessments and 1 final exam in this course. A score of 80% or higher on each item is required to pass the course. The assessments can be taken multiple times if you score below and 80%. Two attempts will be permitted for the final exam. 

Course content

  • Chapter 1 - Introduction to Malware

  • Study Guide

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