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Professor Mathew North, Ph.D.
IT542 – 01: Ethical Hacking and Network Defense
Unit 4 Lab
July 09, 2013
The lab consist of using the AVG scan in the virtual machine to detect the different threats that were found which were moved to the virus vault. The window defender was used to verify the different infections and spyware that were found in the virtual machine. Malware and spyware are growing trends in the world of technology. It is good to know the steps to take just in case your system is infected with these nasty malicious malware and spyware.
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5. If you find a suspect executable and wish to perform “dynamic analysis,” what does that mean?
Dynamic analysis is the testing and evaluation of a program by executing data in real-time (Rouse, 2006). The objective of the dynamic analysis is to find errors in a program while it is running rather than repeatedly examine the code offline. The codes are easily notice while the program is in use to help detected the error codes.
6. What is a malware and malicious code sandbox?
A sandbox is a virtual environment with its own its own guest operating system where intercepted incoming can be observed (Jackson, 2013). By observing the behavior in the sandbox, it should notice and blocked malware regardless of whether the code or the vulnerability it exploits is already known.
7. What are typical indicators that your computer system is compromised?
There are several indicators that your system may be compromised.
The computer is extremely slow
Applications won’t start
Can’t connect to the Internet
The antivirus is turn off
There are entirely different browsers, and item are opening up and there are a lot of pop ups.
8. Where does AVG Business Edition 2012 place viruses, Trojans, worms, and other malicious software