Antivirus and Internet Security protects the computer from infection by removing them. Both have few similarities and few dissimilarities. One of the biggest differences is that Antivirus protects the computer from viruses whereas; Internet Security provides protection from viruses, phishing and over internet.
Majorly Internet Security is like a tree which protect from internet-based threats however antivirus is itself a part of Internet Security with limited feature.
Antivirus Software is very low cost that identifies and removes malicious programs from the system. It Protect against Viruses, Worms, and Trojan Horses but do not include Firewall and parental control.
Internet Security is costlier than Norton antivirus includes all the features of Antivirus and some additional features such as Firewalls, Anti spyware, etc to provide complete protection to the user. It Protect against Phishing, Viruses, Spywares, Spam and email attachment also include Firewall and Parental Control.
Why is it important to have an antivirus program?
Antivirus program will provide protection against viruses, macro viruses, Malware, digital threats, trojans, spyware, Boot sector viruses, Spyware and speed up your computer.
Antivirus protects you from online identity theft. It save your data (important file and folder) from being corrupted.Installing Antivirus on computer should be on top priority. Specially Norton is on of the best Antivirus software available in the market.
Norton Setup will protect your device from :
- Trojan horse
- Browser hijacker
- Spam emails
- Banking Trojans
- Fileless threats
- Formjacking attack
- Man-in-the-middle browser attacks
- Script-based attacks
- Social Networking Scam
- Unwanted browser extensions
How do you check for a virus on a computer?
For checking virus on your computer you need a security software like Windows Defender OR Norton.com/setup Antivirus.Windows Defender is a build in software for Microsoft OS. Although automatically runs in the background but you can run a manual scan by below steps :
- Update & Security
- Windows Defender
- Windows Defender Offline
- Scan offline
- If you have Norton Security you can follow below steps :
- Norton auto scan your computer but you can also run a manual scan by below steps :
- Start Norton (Double-click or right-click the Antivirus System Tray icon)
- In the Norton main window, double-click Security.
- click Scans then in the Scans window, under Scans and Tasks, click Full System Scan.
- Click Go
- It will run a manual scan on your computer.