In this column, The Computer Guys respond to questions from readers about their computers and technology.

Angela Lessard from Waldoboro writes:

Dear Computer Guys,

“What kind of internet should I use if I have multiple wireless devices in my home?”

Hello Angela,

When we talk about the internet connectivity in your home or business, the technical term is a "network." Your home network has many variables to increase speed and connectivity.

Make sure you have a great broadband package from your ISP (internet service provider) like Redzone’s New 5GX, a great product from a local company. To get the most out of your network, The Computer Guys suggest purchasing a wifi router that has 802.11AC. It's the most modern technology and has the fastest connection when compared to other wifi routers. Your wireless network will be lightning fast with these two combined!

Thank you for the great question, Angela!

Joan LaChance from Warren writes:

Dear Computer Guys,

“What is the difference between a virus and malware?”

Hello Joan,

Great question! It might come as a surprise, but a virus is actually a type of malware. Malware is by definition malicious software, things like viruses, spyware, adware, nagware, trojans, worms, and much more all are related and commonly work together. Here at EDGETECH, home of “The Computer Guys,” we supply free antivirus and antimalware software to all customers. But there are some wonderful products you can use for free at home, such as Avast antivirus and Malwarebytes antimalware!

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Jacob.S Smith is owner of Edgetech. This column is paid content sponsored by Edgetech.