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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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AVG Anti: Anti-Virus Free from AVG is the best free antivirus software available.
Recently introduced, Trend Micro Enterprise Protection Strategy combines services, products, and centralized management tools to deliver Trend Micro's antivirus expertise to customers during each stage of a virus outbreak, from antivirus defense policies through post-attack system clean up and assessment.
Hands down, ESET is the fastest antivirus solution on Windows Vista.
NOD32 offers the smallest, fastest and most advanced protection available, with more Virus Bulletin 100% Awards than any other antivirus product.
Network-based antivirus software is designed to stop malware before it reaches host computers.
Included in the latest version of ESP, Kaspersky Lab's antivirus technology combines traditional antivirus defense methods with the latest comprehensive technologies to provide solid and dependable protection against malicious programs including viruses, spyware, Trojans, worms and keyloggers.
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5 for Linux/FreeBSD offers antivirus protection of data stored on file servers in a heterogeneous environment.
Gamers who purchase Tri Synergy's newly released games from retail outlets are eligible for the free-trial as well as a 2-for-1 promotion for ESET NOD32 Antivirus.
Our previous antivirus solution did not protect us from IRC-bot Trojans and other emerging forms of malware, and fortunately in ESET we found a solution that works and allows us to continue offering laptops to our students, while maintaining network security," said Matt Bartlett, client systems engineer at St.
The challenge for antivirus vendors is to strike the right balance between offering proactive heuristic protection and ongoing signature updates.
BitDefender(R), an award-winning provider of Internet security and antivirus solutions, today announced the launch of version 10 of its line of solutions for consumers and small business.