A utility that searches a hard disk for viruses and removes any that are found. Most antivirus programs include an auto-update feature that enables the program to download profiles of new viruses so that it can check for the new viruses as soon as they are discovered.
Antivirus refers to products and technology used to detect, protect and remove malicious code from your infected system. Antivirus vendors share information and resources to ensure rapid response to malicious code outbreaks. Most antivirus vendors participate in independent testing that certifies their products to detect and/or disinfect viruses.
A virus that specifically looks for and removes another virus.