Definitions for "Anti Virus Software"
Keywords:  viruses, latest, virus, cater, updated
Software installed on your PC to detect and remove viruses. Anti-virus software is only as effective as the latest update from your supplier. You should ensure that your anti-virus software is always running and is updated on a regular basis, at least weekly.
program that is written specifically to locate & remove harmful viruses from your PC. These programs constantly have to be updated to cater for new viruses as they become known.
Software that searches for known viruses. Also known as a "virus scanner." As new viruses are discovered by the antivirus vendor, their binary patterns are added to a signature database that is downloaded periodically to the user's antivirus program via the Web.