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What is the Difference Between a Virus and Malware?

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A virus is a type of malware, but the term virus is generally more widely known.

Malware essentially refers to any malicious software. The most common types of Malware include:

Viruses
Spyware
Worms
Trojans
Ransomware
Adware

A virus is a specific type of malware and is an infected piece of code which is used to infect other software on a device, once it is initiated. It is commonly known to spread between computers when data or software is shared.

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