Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Of or relating to a software program designed to identify and remove known or potential computer viruses.

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  • noun computing 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

  • 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

  • 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.

    Archive 2009-04-01

  • Posted March 11, 2010 at 14: 55 | 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.

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  • If your firewall has been disabled, or your antivirus is out of date, that news will display here.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

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

    PCWorld

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