Antivirus Software

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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.
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The free ICQmail service offers sophisticated e-mail features, including advanced virus scan, spam filtering, instant e-mail translation, and a variety of new customization features, automatically to current members and is free of charge for all users.
Netscape's Advanced Spam Controls, which let subscribers configure their inbox to reduce unwanted e-mail, and E-mail Virus Scan, which provides constant, real-time protection from known viruses before they reach the inbox, can each be added for an additional $1 per month.
New with version 6, the ReporterAnalyzer Virus Scan Wizard is a powerful alerting component which enables real-time identification of anomalous activity.
Some, like Network Associates (formerly known as McAfee), which also sells anti-virus software, provide virus scans of data as it is being backed up.