Difference between Anti-virus, anti-malware & spam protection  

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andy ellis
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Can anyone explain me clearly what is the difference between antivirus, antimalware and spam protection?

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Posted : 04/10/2017 8:19 am
claudia stellar
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Antivirus cannot detect every infection and threat out there as they are constantly evolving. They are good at catching malware which spread through traditional methods like USB and Email attachments and depends on threat signatures for detection.

Anti-Malware is designed to detect newer malware from spreading through zero-day exploit, malvertising or any sophisticated form of communication like social media or messaging.For protection against advanced malware and new dangerous threats, Anti-Malware is the must.

Spam protection is used for blocking spam emails with infected attachments or suspicious links for fake and phishing websites.

For more differences between Antivirus and Anti-Malware, check this page - https://antivirus.comodo.com/blog/computer-safety/why-we-need-to-understand-the-difference-between-antivirus-and-anti-malware

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Posted : 04/10/2017 2:04 pm
david stubley
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Yeah You are right claudia.

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Posted : 06/11/2017 10:38 am
andy ellis
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Posted by: claudia stellar

Antivirus cannot detect every infection and threat out there as they are constantly evolving. They are good at catching malware which spread through traditional methods like USB and Email attachments and depends on threat signatures for detection.

Anti-Malware is designed to detect newer malware from spreading through zero-day exploit, malvertising or any sophisticated form of communication like social media or messaging.For protection against advanced malware and new dangerous threats, Anti-Malware is the must.

Spam protection is used for blocking spam emails with infected attachments or suspicious links for fake and phishing websites.

For more differences between Antivirus and Anti-Malware, check this page - https://antivirus.comodo.com/blog/computer-safety/why-we-need-to-understand-the-difference-between-antivirus-and-anti-malware

Thanks for giving me the best answer it's really neat and clear explanation you were given.

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Posted : 07/11/2017 8:39 am
tess hetzel
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Difference between antivirus and antimalware

  • Anti-virus is specific.
  • Anti-malware is general.
  • Antivirus normally deals with the older, more established threats, such as Trojans, viruses, and worms.
  • Anti-malware by contrast, typically focuses on newer stuff, such as polymorphic malware and malware delivered by zero-day exploits.
  • Antivirus secure users from lingering, predictable-yet-still-dangerous malware.
  • Anti-malware secure users from the latest, currently in the wild, and even more dangerous threats.
  • Antivirus can remove the viruses.
  • Anti-malware is includes trojans, viruses, spyware, adware, worms, rootkits, phishing.
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Posted : 04/12/2017 11:29 am
pete ryan
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Find the 3 difference about Anti Viruses, Anti Malware and Anti Spam:

Anti Viruses

  1. Anti Viruses Speed is Slow.
  2. Threat Sources it handles - Pen drive, USB, Email Attachments.
  3. Anti Viruses Works along with - Can work independently.

 Anti Spam

  1. Anti-Spam Speed is Fast
  2. Threat Sources it handles, Email Systems
  3. Can work independently and also with Anti-Virus and Anti-Malware

Anti Malware

  1. Anti-malware Speed is Fast.
  2. Threat Sources it handles, Surfing and browsing Internet.
  3. Designed to support an antivirus.
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Posted : 15/12/2017 6:35 am Remih_98 liked
stella
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Anti-virus is specific & remove the viruses.
Anti-malware is general. It's includes anti-viurs, anti-spyware, worms trojans etc...

Give me suggestion for which is the best anti-malware software?

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Posted : 27/12/2017 4:59 am
Remih_98
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thanks !!!!

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Posted : 12/06/2018 7:45 pm
jennierose halperin
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Antivirus software work with more of a traditional approach and depends on threat signatures to detect malware. Hence it won’t be effective in catching all new, evolving threats. Antimalware software are more advanced and detect all kinds of malware. Such software stop advanced malware from spreading. Spam protection is all about blocking spam emails and detecting malicious links/attachments and helps protect against phishing attacks.

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