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antivirus software

[¦an·tē‚vī·rəs ′sȯf‚wer]
(computer science)
Software that is designed to protect against computer viruses.

antivirus software

(tool)
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.
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