Differences Between Anti-Virus and Anti-MalWare

We bring you a great video that properly explains the differences between an antivirus and an anti-malware. The speaker explains this in as little as 5 minutes.

He states that in a perfect world, there would be no viruses or other diseases. But that is not the case. There are viruses that make your PC sick.

It’s not always so clear to solve virus problems. These could be so well-hidden in links, downloaded files, and even pop-ups, and other advertisements. So, getting the right software is absolutely essential in keeping these threats at bay. But how do you protect yourself? Most services would try to market their service as one of two things, “anti-virus” or “anti-malware.”

An anti-virus is mostly effective on popular viruses like worms, trojans, and keyloggers. But, more up-to-date viruses like “zero days” or “zero hours” exploits would absolutely pass through an anti-virus.

To be on the safe side, it is best to have both installed on your computer, because malware often doesn’t detect classic viruses.

You may think that having both programs at the same time can compromise your computer’s speed, but the trick is to run an active antivirus scanner that serves as a catch-all and have an on-demand anti-malware that you can run full scans with periodically or when you notice a change in your computer’s performance.

Free anti-viruses don’t always mean bad. Sometimes, free does the trick too. Speaking of free, we would like to give a blatant recognition to the video below for the information in this article. If you need credit loans, banks need to have secure computers.