Malware can be challenging to remediate because it comes in an endless number of varieties and a wide range of threats, from low-end scareware and medium-level ransomware, to high-level advanced volatile threats (AVTs) and advanced persistent threats (APTs).

Ransomware is a type of infection that often starts with a single user and then expands to any drive the user can access. Once a system is infected, ransomware can overwrite important files; it is of greater concern if the user has access to a company-shared drive.

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