Difference between Antivirus and Internet Security

Antivirus is an application or software which provides security from the malicious software coming from the internet. An antivirus chases the method in which it performs 3 actions which are:

1. Detection
2. Identification
3. Removal 

Antivirus deals with both external threats and internal threats. It is implemented only software not in hardware also.

Internet Security:
Internet Security has the antivirus feature as well as some other features. It deals with protection and privacy against viruses, phishing, spyware etc. It also deals with all internet threats and cyber attacks. Internet security includes firewall, features of antivirus, email protection and parent control. Internet security deals with the protection of data, sent over the Internet for example: debit card number, credit card number, email_passwords, bank account details etc.

Let’s see the difference between Antivirus and Internet Security:

S.NO Antivirus Internet Security
1. Antivirus is used to eliminates or removes malicious software. Internet Security have the antivirus feature as well as some other features.
2. Antivirus does not include firewall. While internet security includes firewall.
3. Antivirus is either free or less costlier than internet security. Internet security is costlier than antivirus.
4. Antivirus has no parent control. While internet security has parent control.
5. It deals with the protection and security against Viruses, Worms, and Trojan Horses. While it deals with protection and privacy against viruses, phishing, spyware etc.
6. Antivirus make users alert about the risky websites. While internet security also alert users as well as block such risky URLs.
7. Antivirus is the optional for a computer. While internet security is compulsory for the network.

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