What is Difference Between Virus and Antivirus?
What is Virus
A virus is a malicious code that is loaded on to your device with an intent to cause damage and steal information. Computer viruses replicate multiple self-copies and occupy all the available memory and result in system damage. Some viruses can replicate and pass on its copies across various networks and bypass security systems as well.
What is Antivirus
To enable protection to your computer system – an antivirus program should be installed. The antivirus software scans, identifies and removes viruses, computer worms, Trojans, etc. Most of the antivirus programs are equipped with auto-update feature to stay up-to-date with new virus definitions that are released in the wild recently. They offer on-demand and on-access scanning options and choice varies from user to user.
- Released 06/14/2019
- Updated 06/05/2020