How to Remove Malware From My Business Network

Asking how to remove malware from my business network likely means you’re a few steps behind. Your best method of protection is prevention, in combination with preparation.

What is Malware?

Malware, which is short for “malicious software”, is software designed to harm or exploit the functions of a computer system, or to steal sensitive information from the user. Also, there are many different types of malware, including viruses, worms, trojans, ransomware, and spyware.

Where Does Malware Come From?

Malware is often delivered via email. Therefore, your most effective strategy, and initial line of defense is to be prepared. Preparedness starts with user training. So, if you’re not sure where to start, please ask. It is (very) easy and (very) affordable.

Removing Malware

Removing malware from a business network can be a daunting task. However, it is essential to ensure the continuity of your business. So, here are some steps you can follow to remove malware from your business network:

  1. Consult your Disaster Recovery Plan.
    If you don’t have one, ask us for a template.
  2. Identify the Malware.
    The first step in removing malware is to identify what type of malware is present on your network. This can be done by running a scan with antivirus software or by looking for symptoms such as slow performance, unusual pop-ups, or strange behavior from your devices.
  3. Isolate Infected Devices.
    Once you have identified the infected devices, it is important to isolate them from the rest of the network to prevent the malware from spreading. This can be done by disconnecting the infected devices from the network or placing them in a separate VLAN (virtual local area network).
  4. Search and Destroy.
    Use a reputable enterprise-grade anti-malware software with breach detection and active scanning. With the correct software deployed, finding and removing malware should be relatively simple.
  5. Run Sophisticated Detection Software.
    After running the initial scan, use (enterprise-grade software) to check for any remaining malware and clean it up. Sometimes, manual deletions are required.
  6. Change all passwords.
    To prevent future infections, it is important to change all passwords on all devices and accounts.
  7. Stay protected.
    Finally, to prevent future infections, maintain strong security measures on your business network. This may include policy generation, cybersecurity subscriptions, compliance management, penetration testing, remote monitoring, data backup, and much more.


So, by following these steps you can effectively remove malware from your business network and protect it from future attacks. Also, use our recent post to learn more about Ransomware Prevention, Phishing Training/Prevention, and the Rise of Malware.

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