Malware protection

Protect your business from malware designed to harm your business with F-Secure’s research-led solutions that are tested, analyzed and constantly improved through analyzing over hundreds of thousands new samples every day.

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What is malware?

Malware is short for “malicious software” and refers to programs specifically designed to infect your businesses’ endpoint devices, servers, or network. The hacker’s intent behind malware is usually financial and as a result of malware attacks, businesses incur additional costs due to data loss, business downtime, and expenses related to system repairs.

Malware can

  •  Take control over your web browser,
  •  Redirect your search attempts,
  •  Show unwanted advertising,
  • Keep track on the web sites you visit,
  •  Steal business information such as your confidential data,
  • Use your business emails to send spam, and
  • Use your computer to attack other computers.

Common cases for malicious software

Viruses: Viruses are usually programs that can attach themselves to files and replicate themselves repeatedly; they can alter and replace the contents of other files in a way that may damage your computer.

Spyware: Spyware are programs that collect your confidential business information.

Riskware: Riskware is not designed specifically to harm your computer, but it may harm your computer if it is misused.

Ransomware: Ransomware is a type of harmful program that hijacks control of the businesses computer, device or data, then demands payment to restore normal access to the ransomed content or system.

Malware protection

Malware protection provides an additional layer of protection for businesses against viruses, spyware, riskware and ransomware often through the use of endpoint protection and other security features.

Effective ways businesses can protect from malware:

  • Keep your software and operating systems up to date
  • Use patch management systems in place to ensure every device on your network is up to date
  • Educate your employees on common ways to prevent malware attacks through phishing and spam
  • Be skeptical of email links and attachments. Type links into your browser rather than clicking from the email. Be extra careful with attachments requesting you to enable or allow something — macros, editing, content, etc.
  • Most importantly, make sure you’re running an effective endpoint security program on all your business devices