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antivirus software

a software program written so that on execution (this is usually automatic on boot up) it scans the hard drive and related processors to identify, isolate, and eradicate the virus. Modern antivirus software requests updates automatically on a schedule set either by default or by the user.

an·ti·vi·rus soft·ware

(an'tē-vī'rŭs sahft'wār)
Software designed to detect, prevent, or remove computer viruses, worms, and Trojan horses.
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