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antivirus

a piece of software designed to prevent viruses entering a computer system or network

antivirus

Detecting and blocking computer viruses. See antivirus program, behavior detection, virus and virus hoaxes.
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The Norton AntiVirus for NetWare offers administrators quick and easy access to vital information with a full range of alert and reporting options.
For computer users who want to add a complete virus protection program to their system, The Norton AntiVirus version 2.
High-performance, low-impact ESET NOD32 Antivirus software offers consumers and businesses comprehensive protection in a product designed to automatically update behind-the- scenes without impacting other applications, so users always have the most current protection available.
The VB100% certification is recognized as one of the industry's definitive guides for the performance of an antivirus product.
It can be bundled by Internet Service Providers, who may have their own security interface and just need an antivirus engine behind it.
HiVE helped BitDefender block 56 percent more viruses than signature-based antivirus systems, allowed BitDefender to significantly lower reaction time to the two most publicized major viruses breakouts in January 2006 - WMF and Kama Sutra - and has allowed BitDefender to stay ahead of the most damaging Internet security malware and trends, including all six variants of the Zotob virus.
Intoto, a leading provider of network-centric secure gateway software for networking and communications Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs), and Kaspersky Lab, a leading developer of secure content management solutions, announced today a technology partnership to deliver enhanced enterprise gateway protection with integrated antivirus and anti-spyware technology.