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Difference between Antivirus and Internet Security

Antivirus: 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 in 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 a firewall, features of the 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. Parameter Antivirus Internet Security
1. Basics Antivirus is used to eliminate or remove malicious software. Internet Security has the antivirus feature as well as some other features.
2. Firewall Antivirus does not include a firewall. Internet security includes a firewall.
3. Cost Antivirus is either free or less costly than internet security. Internet security is costlier than the antivirus.
4. Parental Control Antivirus has no parent control. Internet security has parent control.
5. Deals with It deals with the protection and security against Viruses, Worms, and Trojan Horses. It deals with protection and privacy against viruses, phishing, spyware, etc.
6. Alert users Antivirus makes users alert about the risky websites. Internet security also alert users as well as block such risky URLs.
7.  Mandatory Antivirus is optional for a computer. Internet security is compulsory for the network.
8. Protection It gives basic protection to your system. With Internet security, your system is fully protected from internet threats and USB threats.
9. Usage

Provides Basic protection for 

  • home users

Provides protection for 

  • Business users
  • Sincere Home users 
10. Advanced security There are no such advanced tools of security available. Only basic protection is provided with Antivirus programs. The Internet security package comes with an advanced set of security tools such as firewalls, management of passwords, a system vulnerability scanner check, banking, and online protection from shopping sites. The inclusion of these advanced features provide additional security against hackers, keyloggers, identity thieves, and internet snoops that standard malware detections miss.
Antivirus Internet Security
Antivirus software is designed to detect, prevent, and remove viruses, malware, and other malicious software from a computer or network. Internet security software provides a comprehensive suite of tools and features designed to protect against a wide range of online threats.
Antivirus software typically includes features such as virus and malware detection, real-time protection, and automatic updates. Internet security software includes antivirus protection, as well as features such as firewall protection, anti-spam filters, parental controls, and secure browsing.
Antivirus software is primarily focused on detecting and removing viruses and other malware from a computer or network. Antivirus software is primarily focused on detecting and removing viruses and other malware from a computer or network.
Antivirus software may not include additional security features beyond virus and malware protection. Internet security software provides a comprehensive set of security features that work together to protect against multiple types of online threats.
Antivirus software may be suitable for individuals or small businesses with basic security needs. Internet security software is more appropriate for individuals or businesses that require a higher level of security, such as those handling sensitive information or conducting financial transactions online.
Antivirus software may be less expensive than internet security software. Internet security software may be more expensive than antivirus software due to the additional security features it provides.
Examples of antivirus software include Norton, McAfee, and Avast. Examples of internet security software include Bitdefender, Kaspersky, and Trend Micro.
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