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 fact is that firewalls and virus scanners are not always sufficient on their own to guarantee all-around security for the network.
Antivirus researchers recognized these patterns and optimized their virus scanners accordingly.
The principle functions as follows: virus scanners must recognise as many "Malware" applications as possible - and thereby comprehend and process a large number of file formats.
The white paper proposes that to detect Trojans, one must use a multi-level strategy and deploy multiple virus scanners at the gateway, which would increase the percentage of known Trojans caught; and use content security with executable analysis to detect potentially malicious executables, analyse what they might do and prevent unknown Trojans from entering the network.
One convenient way to protect a whole network from viruses is to install a virus scanner on the file server.
The virus scanning has been achieved through the integration of a real-time virus scanner from F-Secure, a security solutions developer.
Blog owners can now offer NanoScan, Panda Security's new online virus scanner, to their visitors.
E-mail virus scanner (hardware and software), including installation : The product offered must be implemented in the form of an appliance (combination of hardware and software).
The tests outlined in this paper indicates that each virus scanner presents its own strengths and weaknesses, demonstrating that no one anti-virus engine fully protect against all possible threats.
Worldwide Computer Products News-11 March 2002-Free virus scanner now available from Central Command (C)1995-2002 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.
Download Assistant also integrates with a user's existing virus scanner to automatically check incoming files for viruses and is available for Windows 95/98/NT 4.
He was the lead architect of MessageLabs carrier class email system and is now the architect and lead programmer of Skeptic, MesageLabs heuristic virus scanner.