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Microsoft Solutions for Security: The Antivirus Defense-in-Depth Guide

(c) Microsoft 2004

Version 1.0, released: May 19, 2004

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The Antivirus Defense-in-Depth Guide provides an overview of the different types of
malware, or malicious software. The guide also provides information about how to
plan an effective antivirus strategy, and how to respond quickly and effectively
to malware outbreaks or incidents.


Folder contents of The Antivirus Defense-in-Depth Guide - Version: 1.0

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Antivirus Defense-in-Depth.pdf

Contains the entire guidance for the version 1.0 content, including:

* Chapter 1: Introduction
This chapter presents a brief introduction to the guidance,
an overview of each chapter, and the intended audience of
the guide.

* Chapter 2: Malware Threats
This chapter defines the primary types of malware and specifies
what types of programs are included — and excluded — in this
category. It also provides information about malware
characteristics, attack vectors, means of propagation, and payloads.

* Chapter 3: Antivirus Defense in Depth
This chapter details considerations for establishing a comprehensive
antivirus defense for your clients, servers, and network
infrastructure. It also discusses user policies and general security
measures that Microsoft recommends considering when forming your
overall security plan.

* Chapter 4: Outbreak Control and Recovery
This chapter provides a step-by-step approach to resolving and
recovering from malware attacks, based on industry best practices and
internal operations at Microsoft.

I have not had time to read it yet but it looks as though it will be a good read.