Malware and Certificates

Certificates can be public, domain or self-signed. Learn about the differences in this course, as well as your best anti-malware solutions.


  • CA Installation and Demo Video — 00:13:00
    • See how to install a certificate authority and distribute trusted certificates to a Windows Server and clients.

  • How to Detect and Prevent Intruders Video — 00:05:03
    • A discussion of IDS and IPS devices and how they can protect a network.

  • Script Blocking with File Server Resource Manager Video — 00:07:01
    • FSRM is demonstrated, showing how to keep certain files from being able to be used to run.

  • Antimalware Programs Video — 00:07:11
    • Windows Defender and third-party antivirus programs are discussed.

  • Certificate Demonstration using Internet Information Services Video — 00:06:13
    • Watch how to install and configure a secure website with Internet Information Services.

  • Certificates Overview and Use in Windows Server Video — 00:02:01
    • Learn how to protect your Windows Server from ransomware, using a new feature to block the ability to encrypt certain files and folders.

  • Windows Defender Demo Video — 00:08:54
    • A demonstration how to scan for malware, protect devices and all other Defender settings.

  • Disk and User Quotas Demo Video — 00:04:41
    • By limiting what a user can save both in file size and type, you can protect the server from a crash.

  • Detecting Phishing Attacks Video — 00:05:00
    • Using Microsoft Exchange on Windows Server, Outlook and email headers, phishing attacks can be examined through email headers.

  • Malware Types and Delivery Video — 00:08:06
    • A discussion and examination of the many types of malware that can affect any Windows computer.


Course description

In this course, you’ll learn how to install a CA root server and have clients trust your certificates in order to avoid paying for costly public ones. You’ll also learn about how to detect malware and protect your server from various attacks.

Meet the author

Robert McMillen started his career as an IT administrator for a manufacturing company after earning his CompTIA A+. He quickly learned how to fix and troubleshoot desktops and laptops, but his real passions were networking and server administration. Shortly after, he earned his first MCSE and Cisco CCNA and has continued with various certifications over the years (now over 50). He earned a Microsoft Certified Trainer certification and seven MCSEs. He started a successful consulting company in 2001 and eventually sold it in 2017 to focus on teaching networking and security in college and being a video and book author. Some interesting jobs he’s performed include restoring the Enron emails for the Justice Department, training troops headed to Iraq on network security, and managing a billion dollar merger of Cisco network and Microsoft technologies.

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