Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A software program designed to identify and remove a known or potential computer virus.

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  • n. A piece of software that is used to detect, delete and or neutralize computer-based viruses.

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Examples

  • Viruses make up only a small part of threats "in the wild," but the term antivirus has come to define protection against all types of "malware" - a term that hasn't gotten much traction outside the security industry.

    PCMag.com: New Product Reviews

  • Posted March 11, 2010 at 14: 55 | Permalink thank antivirus is very good

    Get savvy! And get free Internet Security!

  • I was a user of the F-Secure Internet Security 2009 and I was very pleased his actions. thank antivirus is very good

    Get savvy! And get free Internet Security!

  • Posted March 11, 2010 at 14: 43 | Permalink thank antivirus is very good

    Get savvy! And get free Internet Security!

  • First, I switched my sluggish, bloated, ineffective PC-cillin antivirus software with the more effective, faster, but more temperamental PC Tools Spyware Doctor with Antivirus in order to remove a trojan I was warned could be on my system.

    Need Technical Help

  • If your firewall has been disabled, or your antivirus is out of date, that news will display here.

    SP2 security ‘crater’

  • For historical reasons, always-on, resident malware protection programs are often called antivirus programs.

    PCWorld

  • Jika ada kelakuan perangkat lunak yang "tidak wajar" menurut policy yang diterapkan, seperti halnya perangkat lunak yang mencoba untuk mengakses address book untuk mengirimkan e-mail secara massal terhadap daftar e-mail yang berada di dalam address book tersebut (cara ini sering digunakan oleh virus untuk menularkan virus melalui e-mail), maka antivirus akan menghentikan proses yang dilakukan oleh perangkat lunak tersebut.

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  • My computer was infected by a program called antivirus soft.

    Wilders Security Forums

  • Fake antivirus, which is also known as scareware, encourages web users to part with their hard-earned cash and download hoax security software.

    CIO.in

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