For consumers, Internet security software typically describes a suite of technology designed for online protection, beyond antivirus alone. This can include browser protection, a virtual private network (VPN) for online privacy, and other tools to give you broader protection for your computers, tablets, and smartphones.
Internet security software provides additional protection as compared to antivirus or anti-malware software alone. Antivirus software protects devices against online threats like viruses and other types of malware, which is a great place to start. Adding browser protection helps defend you against particular threats you could encounter through your web browser. Malwarebytes Browser Guard, for instance, can warn you before you visit an unsafe website (like a scam or phishing site), blocks in-browser malware like cryptojackers (unwanted and unauthorized cryptocurrency mining using your resources), and even identifies and stops browser lockers, browser hijackers, and other scare tactics tech support scammers use to con you out of money. Our VPN gives you privacy online, and also secures your shared, public WiFi connections. Using these types of protection altogether helps protect against the various threats that are out there today.
Internet security usually refers to a suite of software that includes antivirus, plus more tools that give you additional and different types of protection. This can include features like browser protection, a VPN, and a number of other features that various cybersecurity companies offer. Antivirus specifically uses security technology to scan devices for threats, block them from entering your device, and remove any threats that do make it in (this can happen by ignoring a warning to not visit a malicious website, for instance). Internet security software will include antivirus, plus additional types of protection depending on the security company you choose.
Malwarebytes Essential includes three powerful products:
You get device security, online privacy, and safe browsing in one convenient package.
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