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anti-virus software

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Computers
anti-virus softwareˌanti-ˈvirus ˌsoftware (also anti-virus program) noun [uncountable]  a type of software that looks for and removes viruses in programs and documents on your computer You need to update your anti-virus software regularly.
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anti-virus softwareThese aren't really a type of virus; the name merely describes their extraordinary ability to hide from anti-virus software.Better yet, purchase and install a good anti-virus software program.Use a good anti-virus software program and update it regularly.One maker of anti-virus software estimated that as few as 60 hard drives were affected worldwide on Aug. 22.To their credit, some of the larger producers of anti-virus software gently downplayed the Hare threat.
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