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Antivirus vs Anti-malware as Fast As Possible

in a perfect world there would be no

viruses or other diseases and no one

would ever get sick but since little

nasties that make you feel lousy do

exist

prevention seems like a pretty good idea

doesn't it now for people the solutions

are pretty well established but online

it's not always so clear computer

nasties can be hidden in links

downloaded files and even pop-ups or

other advertisements so you'll need

software to protect yourself but how do

you know which one most internet

security companies try to market their

service as one of two things

antivirus or anti-malware but wait a

second - malware is just any software

that's smell or bad so what did viruses

just be a subset of that what gives

let's think of security software as

people and viruses as music or something

an anti-virus program would be kind of

like your dad sure he's got a lot of

life experience which is great but his

taste in music ah it's pretty much

straight oldies it takes a lot of

repetition for a new song to enter his

repertoire antivirus programs in much

the same way are mostly effective on the

more classic types of malware or at

least the types that have seen the most

press things like worms Trojans and some

key loggers will be on their watch list

but often trendier types of malware like

zero day or zero hour exploits ones that

take advantage of a vulnerability almost

immediately after it's found before the

software maker has any time to patch it

are not covered anti-malware programs

are kind of like Dad's teenage daughter

they have to be up on the latest trends

the most popular new songs but they may

have never heard of Hey Jude or Yellow

Submarine the software that anti-malware

companies make in the same way is much

more you know hit poor it or with it and

this is important because without great

software like malwarebytes for example

some zero day or zero hour exploits

would exist for months before we got a

reliable fix potentially compromising

the security of thousands or even

millions of people depending on the

severity the thing about them though is

they often don't worry about keeping a

fix for viruses that are months or years

old around

because by that time antivirus programs

should have them covered so then if

antivirus and anti-malware programs

attack different types of malware how do

you determine which one you should use

the answer is both whoa whoa whoa Linus

hold on a second there

I've heard that running two security

programs simultaneously is bad for

performance that is definitely true and

if you use both a real-time scanning

antivirus and anti-malware program at

the same time that could slow down your

PC and can even cause conflicts between

the two programs scan functions know the

trick is to run an active anti virus

scanner that serves as a catch-all and

have an on-demand anti-malware program

that you can run full scans with

periodically or when you notice a change

in your computer's performance but how

should you determine which program to

use well the answer and I know this is a

bit of a cop-out but it's true is to do

your research at the time you're getting

it watch out for paid options that are

redundant or only applicable in a

setting with multiple simultaneous users

like in a small business and check out

the latest reports on the effectiveness

of the various software's out there

because they're changing relative to

each other all the time

the good news is that there are a ton of

awesome antivirus and anti-malware

services out there and though this may

surprise some of the less tech-savvy

viewers free does not equal bad when it

comes to these services by the way I

want to give a big shout out speaking of

free to life hacker for writing this

article for free that served as an

inspiration for this video you can check

it out at the link in the video

description they're awesome folks they

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