antivirus software

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antivirus software definition

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Programs to detect and remove computer viruses. The simplest kind scans executable files and boot blocks for a list of known viruses. Others are constantly active, attempting to detect the actions of general classes of viruses. antivirus software should always include a regular update service allowing it to keep up with the latest viruses as they are released.
(1998-02-25)
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © Denis Howe 2010 http://foldoc.org
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