Malware vs Scareware - What's the difference?

malware | scareware | Hypernyms |

Malware is a hypernym of scareware.


As nouns the difference between malware and scareware

is that malware is drawing goods, such as colored pencils, ink, etc while scareware is (computing|informal) software that attempts to scare the user into compliance, as by displaying false warnings of virus infection.

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 ----

    scareware

    English

    Noun

    (-)
  • (computing, informal) Software that attempts to scare the user into compliance, as by displaying false warnings of virus infection.
  • Hypernyms

    * malware