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Title: Difference between Malware and Virus
Post by: Ritu on November 06, 2019, 02:10:28 PM
Hey,
Many a time, I have read in blogs, that people use both words like malware protection and virus protection. Initially, I thought both are the same. But, now am confused. Can you let me know, what's the difference between Malware and Virus?
Title: Re: Difference between Malware and Virus
Post by: Krishnan on November 07, 2019, 03:05:04 PM
Malware and Viruses differ a bit, but both are related to bugs.

Malware -
Malware is mostly considered as software with malicious intent. Web-based malware is a serious threat that can hurt your website, which directly affects your business and its functions.
Worms, Trojan, Scareware are some types of malware.

Virus -
A virus is much like a trojan, worms, scareware specific form of malware. That means, the virus is a malware, but not all malware is viruses.