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Do I Need AntiMalware Alongisde Antivirus?


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#1 holden87

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Posted 21 January 2016 - 02:06 AM

Hi,

 

I own Bitdefender Antivirus plus 2016, and i can't find info on their site: does it also block malware, or i need an additional tool for that?

 

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Posted 21 January 2016 - 05:02 AM

Do I Need AntiMalware Alongisde Antivirus?

Yes.

An anti-virus program alone does not provide comprehensive protection and cannot prevent, detect and remove all threats at any given time. Anti-virus software is inherently reactive...meaning it usually finds malware after a computer has been infected. Anti-virus and anti-malware programs each perform different tasks as it relates to computer security and threat detection. Essentially, they look for and remove different types of malicious threats.

In simplistic terms, Anti-virus programs use massive databases with different scanning engines and detection methods to scan for infectious malware which includes viruses, worms, Trojans, rootkis and bots.

Anti-malware programs use smaller databases and generally tend to focus more on adware, spyware, unwanted toolbars, browser hijackers, potentially unwanted programs and potentially unsafe applications.

Anti-virus and Anti-malware solutions with anti-exploitation features protect against zero-day malware, drive-by downloads, exploits and Exploit Kits.


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Posted 01 February 2016 - 08:04 AM

The topic poster asked if anti-malware solutions were also needed with not anti-virus.
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