Virus protection on servers
Viral infection increases at rate of nearly 200-300 new Trojans, exploits and viruses
every month. There are approximately 65135 “wild” or risk posing viruses (source
SARC dated Sep 1, 2003). With those numbers growing everyday, systems are at an
ever-increasing risk to become infected with a virus.
There are several ways to protect against a viral threat:
!Install a Firewall on system to prevent hacker’s access to user’s data.
!Install an anti-virus program on the system and use it regularly for scanning
and remove the virus if the system has been infected. Many viruses will lie
dormant or perform many minor alterations that can cumulatively disrupt
system works. Be sure to check for updates for anti virus program on a regular
!Back up and be sure to test back ups from infection as well. There is no use to
restore virus infected back up.
!Beware of any email containing an attachment. If it comes from anonymous
sender or don’t know from where it has come or what it is, then don’t open it,
just delete it & block the sender for future mail.