Malware vs Viruses: What's the Difference?

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Can you guys tell me what is the difference between malware and viruses? do viruses exist on websites or just malware?
 

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Can you guys tell me what is the difference between malware and viruses? do viruses exist on websites or just malware?
That's honestly a really good question, I'm also looking for the answer to this too!

Edit: I did a bit of research, so a virus is just one type of malware. Malware refers to malicious software, which includes virus.

As stated in the source provided a virus is a type of malware. A virus is a piece of code which infects other software on your system, and can spread when the line of code is processed.

Source: https://antivirus.comodo.com/blog/computer-safety/malware-vs-viruses-whats-difference/
 
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