Definitions for "ANTI-VIRUS"
Keywords:  viruses, malicious, norton, virus, worm
A program that detects and eliminates Computer Viruses. Some anti-virus programs have the ability to fix files and computers that have been infected by viruses. Others can prevent the damage of a virus by alerting the user to its presence and then stopping the virus from loading and running itself on the computer or system. Anti-virus is a key element of any network security plan and is often referenced as a critical component of Content Security.
Hardware and software designed to monitor systems for signatures of viruses and eliminate them before they can compromise the system.
(also known as ‘Scanners') - Anti-virus is the term used for the technology and software that acts to detect malicious codes, prevent these codes or files from infecting and damaging your system, and to also remove any malicious codes that have gotten through. Anti-virus vendors, share information and keep in constant contact to make sure any malicious code outbreaks are quickly reported and dealt with. Anti-virus vendors also usually participate in independent tests to check and certify their products for speed and thoroughness when detecting and disinfecting viruses. The original versions of anti-virus software look through files for malicious code as they enter the system, or as the user requests it (manually). More recent versions of antivirus programs, such as NOD 32, often depends on integrity checking, and sometimes behavior blocking to prevent files from unauthorized modifications, or to stop various sequences of code from changing anything internally.