What are some of the best practices in handling computer viruses?

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I know this might sound like a broad question but I'm looking to start a good discussion here. For many SMBs, acquiring malware sometimes feels like an inevitability (despite putting in different security patches/antivirus software/etc.).

I'm not looking to talk about the prevention of viruses but what should someone do after their workstation has been compromised. What does everyone do in handing different viruses?
ASKED: December 4, 2013  8:57 PM
UPDATED: December 5, 2013  9:13 AM

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  • jinteik

    Most of the time, they will update the antivirus for latest signature, then unplug and do a full scan to see if the antivirus can remove the virus.

    if it cant, then the pc will be resetup again

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