virus scan


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virus scan

A sweep of a computer hard drive or an entire information system to identify and eliminate viruses, worms, Trojans, spyware and any other microprocessing malware.
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virus scan

Informatics A computer program that can ID code–geek speak for computer program subroutines–often found in computer viruses. See Computer virus.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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