anti-virus program

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Noun1.anti-virus program - a computer program that checks a computer for viruses and prevents their spreadanti-virus program - a computer program that checks a computer for viruses and prevents their spread
computer program, computer programme, programme, program - (computer science) a sequence of instructions that a computer can interpret and execute; "the program required several hundred lines of code"
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This type of ruse may not trigger an anti-virus program because it is technically just a pop-up window in your web browser.
At a minimum, make sure that your anti-virus program has identified and removed the virus.
We heard from a reader who said his PC is "as slow as a stalled car in a parking lot.'' (There's an image for you.) He said his anti-virus program is running well and it's a relatively new computer.
San Luis Obispo, CA, July 12, 2013 --( As a flurry of new malware storms the internet, some unfortunate computer users have picked up a new virus dubbed the “Internet Security virus.” The Internet Security virus is designed to appear as a legitimate anti-virus program, when in reality, the program has malicious intent, using social engineering in an attempt to extort money from unsuspecting computer users.
The flamboyant creator of the McAfee anti-virus program says he has information about official corruption in Belize and is being persecuted.
It turned out that 60 percent of surveyed got a trial version of an anti-virus program along with their computer or laptop.
In addition, the USB products have superb security function, embedded with anti-virus program Trend Micro USB Security(TM) 2.0, which can protect the data on flash drive and PCs that it connects to.
Thompson, considered a pioneer in combating malware, created Australia 's first anti-virus program, Virus Buster, in 1987.
When your computer scans with that anti-virus thing it works away in the background and then comes up with what's going on for you to deal with, a mate is your anti-virus program. Listen to them, re-boot may be required.
This latest version improves upon scan operations and performance, and VirusBarrier X5 is the only anti-virus program that can also scan files and applications on the iPhone and iPod Touch for malware.
GRISOFT, Orlando, Fla., developer of the AVG range of security software, has announced that its anti-virus program, AVG Anti- Virus Free Edition, was downloaded more than 1,000,000 times from CNET Download website ( 0-1.html) in the week between Christmas and New Year and also in the week from January 1st to the 7th 2008.
The report was commissioned by software company Symantec, which makes the Norton anti-virus program.