antivirus software(redirected from Anti-viral software)
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antivirus software[¦an·tē‚vī·rəs ′sȯf‚wer]
Software that is designed to protect against computer viruses.
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.