An anti-virus and a firewall protect your computer in different ways.

Anti-virus software:

  • Examines software and files as they are written on to or read from your computer's hard drive
  • Determines whether or not this software is malicious
  • Blocks malicious software (malware) from infecting your computer

A firewall:

  • Filters network traffic to and from your computer or local network
  • Prevents hackers from accessing some parts of your computer or local network
  • Prevents some viruses from spreading over the network
Last updated 23/04/2020 03.46 PM

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