Antivirus vs. Anti-malware

You may have heard the terms anti malware and antivirus used interchangeably, but the two types of software have some key differences between them

     Antivirus software dates back to 1971, when the first computer virus was detected. The industry continued to grow in the 80s and by the mid-to-late 90s, cyber security companies arrived on the scene and started to introduce antivirus software to consumers. Because of this history, antivirus provides protection for your devices against better-known pre-existing threats like Trojan horses, viruses, key loggers and worms.

    As time has gone on, cyber-criminals have become more sophisticated in their attacks, resulting in a need for a more comprehensive approach to cyber protection. Enter anti-malware, which is designed to protect users against newer, more dangerous threats like malware spread by zero-day exploits. Zero-day exploits are used to describe vulnerability in the software that hackers can use to attack systems. These threats are incredibly dangerous because only the attacker is aware of their existence

The ability to use traditional antivirus scans is still important, but the real-time protection of modern anti-malware is critical to stop today’s more sophisticated attacks. To make sure that your system has the correct protection installed, bring it in to Hunt Technology and have it checked out.

Thanks for reading, and keep your PC secure and your family safer.  Remember at “Hunt Technology”, you always get “Quality Service & Individual Attention” you deserve. Hunt Technology

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