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How are anti-malware tools different from regular antivirus?

You may have heard the terms antivirus and anti-malware bandied about here and there in reference to different pieces of security software, and found this confusing. That’s entirely understandable.

Aren’t these the same thing, more or less? Isn’t malware something that an antivirus attempts to keep off your PC anyway? While the latter might be true, there are differences between an anti-malware tool and an antivirus app – and that’s exactly what we’re going to dig into in this feature.

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