What is Anti-malware

A software designed to protect computers from malware, spyware, viruses, worms, trojans, rootkits, rogues, dialers, adware, scareware, crimeware, and any other malicious software. Usually, it uses real time protection technology to identify and remove threats before they do damage. It uses heuristics, behavioral analysis, and dynamic updates to detect and block malware.

It may include a built-in firewall, anti-spam filter, URL filtering, sandboxing, and a robust reporting system.