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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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There are currently many good anti-virus programs on the market.
How come you cannot download even one's own software--say, from a floppy disk--without turning off the anti-virus program?
Purchasing and installing an anti-virus program is easy.
The other worm is potentially more dangerous because it poses as an anti-virus program. Known as the Yarner worm, it is currently sweeping across Germany.
Due to the "hiding" abilities of the BlackShades malware, it would be difficult for anti-virus program to detect whether a device has been infected.
I knew immediately that it was a bad link, and if my anti-virus program had been up to date, it would have blocked it.
Etisalat 's managed web security service, which features a robust anti-virus program and provision for the protection of web applications through the direct, multi-layered scanning for all types of web traffic, is perfect for our needs."
In addition, said the report, Flame tried to work out which security scanning software was installed on a target machine and then disguised itself as a type of computer file that an individual anti-virus program would not usually suspect of harboring malicious code.
"The first known Mac-based bot network emerged in 2009 and 2011 saw a number of new threats emerge for Mac OS X, including trojans like MacDefender, a fake anti-virus program," the CBS News quoted Symantec as saying.
It's a necessary addition to any traditional anti-virus program."
"Such checks should ensure that software patches are applied, a rewall is installed and configured correctly, an anti-virus program with current signatures is running, and the machine is not currently infected with known malware," he wrote.
IT admins across the globe have been left reeling, after servers and PCs running McAfee VirusScan were brought down when the anti-virus program attacked their core system files.