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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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Detecting anti-virus misuse is best accomplished by employing defense- in-depth; the use of several security products to mitigate seams in protection between them.
To earn ICSA Labs' certification, anti-virus products must accurately detect at least 92% of viruses on the Extended WildList, 100% of viruses on the WildList and 90% of viruses on its malware collection.
Faronics recommends a layered security strategy, combining Faronics Anti-Virus with the instant system restore solution Deep Freeze and Faronics Anti-Executable, an application whitelisting product.
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* Use up-to-date spam filters, anti-virus and anti-spyware software, and firewalls to protect your computer.
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Finnish telecomms solutions provider Nokia announced on Friday (10 February) that the Finnish software security company F-Secure Corporation's F-Secure Mobile Anti-Virus would be available through Nokia.
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Clint Kreitner, president and chief executive officer of the Center for Internet Security, a nonprofit group dedicated to helping global organizations effectively manage the risks related to information security, believes there are four aids companies can use to establish a basic level of security protection: personal firewalls, anti-virus software, properly configured technical controls and up-to-date patching.
Network Associates Inc said this week that it has renamed its Anti-Virus Emergency Response Team as the Anti-virus and Vulnerability Emergency Response Team, to reflect the fact that it has merged two sets of researchers together.
Following the Blaster Worm, which could even infect PCs with anti-virus software, home users should consider personal firewalls as these close your ports automatically so no inbound attack can get through.