Malware vs Virus: What’s the Difference?


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There appears to be a general misunderstanding among internet users about the difference between malware and viruses. The two terms are often used interchangeably and to an extent, this is perfectly fine. This article seeks to clarify the difference between them while helping to identify other common types of malware.

We spend a lot of time discussing website malware specifically, but today we are going to talk a bit more about how computer viruses and malware, in general, works and also how they vary by type.

To start with, malware is a combination of the words “malicious” and “software”. It refers to a malicious software present on exploited systems.

There is computer malware and website malware. Web-based malware (also known as website malware) is malicious code that infiltrates a website system or database. Web- based malware can be any malware targeting an online system, such as a device OS or software application. That is why computer malware and website malware are different targets.

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