Antivirus Software

(redirected from Anti-virus software)
Also found in: Medical, Acronyms, Encyclopedia.

Antivirus Software

A computer program designed to find, remove, and protect against malicious software such as viruses, worms, and Trojan horses. Antivirus software has become especially important for businesses as their activities have become increasingly reliant on the Internet.
References in periodicals archive ?
The software that can be downloaded from the Internet is the Japanese version of the most popular anti-virus software in China, Kingsoft Japan Corp.
Can an exploration of the evolution of the anti-virus software category provide us with insight into "the next anti-virus"?
MOBILE phone giants Nokia are including anti-virus software from F-Secure as one of the features in their new 6670 smartphone, due for release this month(October).
Russian anti-virus software developer Kaspersky Labs said Tuesday it has discovered the first-ever virus capable of spreading through mobile phone networks.
Building on the strength of its anti-virus software in 2002, Symantec (Nasdaq: SYMC) had a 2-for-1 stock split that increased its stock price from a split-adjusted $22.52 to $37.00, up 64.30%.
Install anti-virus software and keep the virus definitions up to date.
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.
On a basic level, schools need to make sure all computers are equipped with the latest anti-virus software and that teachers log off computers at the end of the day and make sure to keep their passwords secret when logging on in front of students or parents.
You must update the virus definition file for your anti-virus software and then run an anti-virus scan of your computer to determine if you are infected with the worm," AOL advised its customers.
Make sure you have anti-virus software on your computer.
If you're like me, you've gotten many e-mail messages lately cajoling you to buy anti-virus software. "YOUR COMPUTER IS AT RISK!" shouted one in all capital letters.
First off, Alec Florence advises individual users to get a good anti-virus software package with weekly or monthly Internet-delivered updates.