Malware vs Antivirus - What's the difference?

malware | antivirus |


As nouns the difference between malware and antivirus

is that malware is drawing goods, such as colored pencils, ink, etc while antivirus is (computing) a piece of software that is used to detect, delete and or neutralize computer-based viruses.

malware

Noun

(-)
  • (computing) Software which has been designed to operate in a malicious, undesirable manner.
  • See also

    * adware * backdoor * dialer, dialler * exploit * key logger * spyware * rootkit * trojan * URL injection * virus * worm * wabbit * -ware ----

    antivirus

    Noun

    (es)
  • (computing) A piece of software that is used to detect, delete and or neutralize computer-based viruses.
  • See also

    * antiviral