Malware, Antivirus, should I use both?

By July 14, 2016Blog, Tips

It is important to know the difference between Malware and Antivirus software each perform different tasks as it relates to computer security and threat detection.

Anti-virus uses a giant database with different scanners and detection algorithms to scan for software infection, which includes worms, viruses, Trojans, bots and even rootkits.

This pie chart shows that in 2011, 70 percent of malware infections were by trojans. (wikipedia.org)

This pie chart shows that in 2011, 70 percent of malware infections were by trojans. (wikipedia.org)

Anti-malware uses a less robust database and focuses on spyware, adware, browser hijackers, (PUP) unwanted toolbars, potentially and other unsafe or unwanted applications, which may not fall into any of those categories. Because some malware may hide in regular software this is the reason, some anti-virus programs do not detect or remove them.

Using both Malware and Antivirus software is going to give your workstations the best chance to work for you in the years to come.

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Lyle Dillie

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