Internet security software is used to secure your computer from threats and attacks that originate from the Internet.
The difference between the Internet security software and antivirus software is that antivirus software secures your computer by effectively detecting, blocking, and removing viruses, whilst Internet security software secures and protects your computer from viruses, worms, trojans, malicious programs, adware, rootkit, and spyware.
In addition to this, Internet security software protects you against viruses that are uploaded onto your computer from harmful websites and ensure secure communications and data transfer through the Internet.
It also protects you from unconventional threats such as identity fraud, phishing attacks, spam and spying, and pop-ups—a common carrier of viruses over the Internet. Well-known Internet security software:
- Webroot Internet Security
- Bit Defender Internet Security
- Norton Internet Security
- AVG Internet Security
- Kaspersky Internet Security Software