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    by Riches10 ·

    WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN MALWARE, SOFTWARE AND HARDWARD

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      by kees_b ·

      In reply to PROGRAMMING

      Malware is a kind of software.

      Hardware is made from plastics, metals and other elements (like silicon). Software is just a kind of information.

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      by birdmantd ·

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      I would liken hardware to be a physical component of the computer, such as a hard disk, graphics card, mother board.

      Malware is a type of software that is comparable to a computer virus and usually does harm to a user’s data and is unwanted. This is written by programmers trying to steal information or do harm to users. It is not a good thing and users need to protect themselves as much as possible against this type of intrusion. There is a type of software designed to prevent much malware.

      Software describes programs written and installed to meet specific needs of the computer/user to complete certain specified tasks and is meant as a good thing, unlike malware with is not good.

      BTW: typing in all caps is like shouting at people and considered to be rude. Just my $.02 worth in this conversation.

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      by kees_b ·

      In reply to PROGRAMMING

      A phone is hardware.
      An app on the phone (say a messenger or a game) is software.

      A laptop is hardware.
      The browser you used to enter your question is software.

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