“Warning! You are at risk of infection from malware!”

Reboot“Warning! You are at risk of infection from malware!”

You may have seen this warning before when browsing the internet. The wording might be different but the message is the same. Along with the warning there is usually a solution offered, such as “simply purchase an anti-virus program by link provided.” To an unsuspecting victim this may sound like great news. Unfortunately for them, they don’t realize that they are actually installing the malware they were warned about. Even worse, their credit card and personal information was just stolen. Oops.

Malware is becoming more and more advanced every day to trick you into installing it. The threat comes from everywhere too—the web, email, even USB flash drives. Regardless of where it comes from the goal is always the same. Corrupt your operating system, steal your information and in some cases to actually use your computer to distribute more malware!

At Glenpool Public Schools, malware was a constant problem.  Mainly because of online research and downloads by teachers.  IT staff spent almost all of their time troubleshooting computers.

“90% of our IT support tickets revolved around viruses or anomalies with software and system performance,” says Greg Atkins, Director of Technology.

When looking for an anti malware software solution, Glenpool Public Schoos turned to a layered security approach, using Faronics Anti-Virus and Faronics Deep Freeze.

Faronics Anti-Virus stops all the incoming malware threats throughout the day and Deep Freeze ensures computers are back to their original state with a simple reboot.

“Layered security is a no-brainer with the number of threats looming around,” says Atkins.

After installing anti malware software, support tickets dropped by 90%. IT staff are now able to focus on other critical IT projects without worrying about what malware tricks the teachers will fall for next.  Read the full case study.

Ciara Hamagishi