Difference between Antivirus and Internet Security

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Both Internet Security and Antivirus are the techniques that are being used to protect the user from malicious programs by blocking and removing them specifically when user interacts with external resource/s. However Internet Security is the broader term than the Antivirus and also carries some differences which we will discuss below.

Following are the important differences between Antivirus and Internet Security.

Sr. No.KeyAntivirusInternet Security
1DefinitionAs the name suggests, Antivirus could be defined as an application or software which provides security from the malicious software specifically coming from the internet.On other hand Internet Security is the broader term which has the antivirus feature as well as some other features. It mainly deals with protection and privacy against viruses, phishing, spyware, internet threats and cyber-attacks.
2FirewallAntivirus does not include firewall in its specifications.Internet Security does include firewall.
3Cost efficientAntivirus software have both paid and free services, so they are comparatively cost efficient than Internet security.Internet Security is comparatively costlier as compared to Antivirus.
4AccessIn Antivirus there is no implementation of Access control for any application or resource.Internet Security has feature of user configurable access control.
5UsageAntivirus deals with the protection and security against Viruses, Worms, and Trojan Horses.Internet Security deals with protection and privacy against viruses, phishing, spyware, etc.
Published on 09-Jun-2020 09:14:11