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Free CompTIA Security+ SY0-701 Practice Question

A company's network administrator has discovered a system that is exhibiting erratic behavior, including slow performance and repeated crashes. After performing a system scan, the administrator found unauthorized software running with system-level privileges. Which type of malware is MOST likely responsible for these symptoms?

  • This system is most likely infected by a rootkit aiming to obtain elevated privileges while avoiding detection.

  • This system is most likely compromised due to a keylogger that is monitoring and transmitting keyboard input, causing system instability.

  • This system is most likely infected by ransomware which is encrypting files, resulting in performance issues and system crashes.

  • This system is most likely experiencing the effects of a logic bomb that has been activated and is disrupting system performance.

This question's topic:
CompTIA Security+ SY0-701 / 
Threats, Vulnerabilities, and Mitigations
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Threats, Vulnerabilities, and Mitigations
General Security Concepts
Security Architecture
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