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If an attack vector is thought of as a guided missile, its payload can be compared to the warhead in the tip of the missile.

The most common malicious payloads are viruses (which can function as their own attack vectors), Trojan horses, worms, and spyware.Should security teams clean up the malware and move on or format the hard drives to start over with a clean system?In this expert guide, security pros weigh in on how antimalware protects the enterprise.Make sure the recovery process is documented in your Disaster recovery plan. Inventory your key equipment Keep an inventory of crucial capital equipment and machinery so that it's easily identified and replaceable if needs arise.Keep a record of suitable suppliers and contact numbers so that you can use them in an emergency. Identify any external risks For example, if a business partner (perhaps a key supplier?Develop some computer failure procedures to manage your key business activity when IT is unavailable - make sure that copies of these processes are included in the plan. Identify possible risks Examples of risks to your business include the loss of IT systems, loss of buildings or plant/machinery, etc. For example, if you don't have access to your office in the event of a disaster is there other business premises/temporary accommodation that you can use?

If so list appropriate telephone numbers as part of the plan. Recovery team Put together a recovery team with clear lines of authorization who are responsible for coordinating activity in case of disaster.

They should be responsible for maintaining your disaster recovery plan and meet on a regular basis to ensure that the plan is still relevant and accurate. Backup your IT systems Ensure that you backup your IT systems at suitably regular intervals (and test the recovery process!!!

) Make sure that any backup tapes/CD's are stored off site or in a fire proof safe.

Analyze your business What systems can be down for what period before serious consequences occurs?

With a subjective view, you'll probably find that you can manage without some systems for a while (perhaps up to a week) with other's you'll need them back up again as soon as possible.

Start scanning your computer for malware, Trojans and viruses. Program will run automatically and you will be prompt to update the program before doing a scan. Make sure that all detected threats are marked, click on Remove Selected.