Q Is Windows Defender an Antivirus, or an Anti-Malware?

Q Is Windows Defender an Antivirus, or an Anti-Malware?

A virus is a subset of malware. Malware is defined a hostile or intrusive software, and includes: Viruses, Trojan horses, Rootkits, Backdoors, Worms, perhaps more.

The terms antivirus and anti-malware are often used interchangeably. If we are using the strict definition of the terms, antivirus is designed to locate and remove viruses, while anti-malware is designed to locate and remove viruses, trojans, rootkits, backdoors, worms, etc.

If we use strict definitions, Windows Defender is an antivirus. Products such as Bitdefender are anti-malware.

Original post: https://www.quora.com/Is-Windows-Defender-an-antivirus-or-is-it-an-anti-malware/answer/Marc-Mintz-4?share=2ec782ed&srid=hFp4n

 

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