Protect Servers From Virus
Do you know how to Protect Servers from Virus?
A server can be considered to be a device or a PC on a network that is capable of managing the resources of network. This server waits for the request from the client in order to fulfill that request either in the same pc or in some other PC in the programming model of client/server. A particular application given in the system may act as a client by sending requests to get services from different programs and can also behave as a server responding to requests from other programs. Virus is a contagious and harmful malware which disrupts several systems when it attacks the server. Virus attack on server can destroy valuable data that are business critical and can even compromise the entire network in a relatively shorter period of time.
The following are the different ways in which server can be harmed by virus and ways to protect servers from virus infections:
- Through e-mail messages
- By downloading illegal files
- Ways to protect server from virus
Through e-mail messages
E-mail messages are computer programs that may harm the PC and can copy themselves and can further infect the computer system. This happens when the mail recipient forgets to scan the mails. As a result virus may get transmitted through e-mails and may even damage the entire system. When these mails are used for sending ads and messages that are not relevant, such messages also may create a problem termed as spam.
By downloading illegal files
Most of the websites provide several downloading options of software, games etc which may be illegal. These downloads are said to be illegal when they are not licensed. Programs from these sites may not be secure and may be infected with virus . Downloading them may lead to server damage. These illegal files also prevent the system server from performing other operations such as running multiple programs.
Ways to protect server from virus
A system server can be protected from virus by installing anti-virus software which blocks any kind of malware that tries to attack the system. These virus can come in the form of mails, pop-ups etc. Other different virus scanners can also be installed to scan the websites and other software before accepting their requests or downloading from them. Simple mail transfer protocol lets the Untangle Server to avoid and block e-mails that are infected.
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