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How to Detect Malicious Software

  • There is a degradation of system performance

  • New folders and files on the system

  • Unknown processes running in the task manager

  • Scan for suspicious ports

  • Scan for suspicious registry entries

  • New programs in the startup section

Tools used for monitoring: Currports, Process manager, TCPview, RegScanner are few tools

Countermeasures: 

  • Turn on the firewall

  • Use updated Anti-virus, IDS

  • Shut down unnecessary ports

  • Scan for the process running periodically

  • Run anti-spyware anti-adware

  • Do not open files which look suspicious

  • Do not open emails from unknown users or suspicious attachments


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