Answers to June 6 quiz. Sorry, we're late because the forum was down last weekend.
False. 53% got this wrong (although it is perhaps open to debate). Malware within an unused Restore Point can't do anything. And it can be better to have an infected Restore Point than none at all, if an emergency arises. But if you can immediately make a new clean Restore Point, then it is sensible to clear the old ones. On XP, do Control Panel->System->System Restore, and check 'Turn off System Restore on all drives'. Reboot, turn it back on, and make a new Restore Point.
1. Infection in a Restore Point is dangerous even if you remember never to restore from that Restore Point.
False. 59% got this wrong. Alliance of Security Analysis Professionals lists around 40 forums that all provide excellent free help.
2. There are only a few trustworthy anti-malware forums.
False. 12% got this wrong. Posting in multiple places leads to dilution of scarce helper resources and doesn't get you help any faster. If we see that a problem has been posted elsewhere we ask that you choose where you want help.
3. Posting a problem in several different anti-malware forums is a good way to get help as fast as possible.
False. 18% got this wrong. With very few exceptions, the purpose of malware is to steal personal information such as passwords or possibly to use your PC as a bot launching platform.
4. The main purpose of most malware is to harm your PC..
False. 88% got this wrong! There is no obligation at all, except to log in occasionally. While we prefer that all Trainees complete the training and help others, many never actually undertake the training. They are still welcome to browse and read our resources or ask questions if they are serious about learning to fight malware. Of course, if they do decide to start training, then we like them to stick with it, graduate, and provide some help in our forums. Unfortunately, many drop out when they find that the training is neither fast nor easy.
5. Signing up for our Boot Camp entails a substantial obligation.