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Offline attorney2

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I just did a complete scan of my computer with Avast premium, which took several hours. At the end the message said "no malware found." Does Avast only look for malware or is it also antivirus? Does "no malware found" also mean "no viruses found"? Or do I need separate virus protection? Thx.

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Does "no malware found" also mean "no viruses found"?
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Offline Thomas963

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Malware is a shortened name for "MALicious softWARE" -- viruses fall under the classification of malicious software, so yes.