Anti-virus software

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Anti-virus software protects a computer from viruses, Trojan horses, worms and other forms of malicious software (malware). Antivirus software protects a computer by searching its hard disk for programs and comparing the findings against a known set of malicious software; and, if suspicious files are found, deleting or quarantining the viruses.[1] Antivirus software is necessary for both Windows and Mac users.[2] Two leading Internet security companies, Intego and Symantec, both sell duel protection antivirus programs, which protects Mac OS X and Windows from all known viruses.[3]

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References

  1. OnGuard Online: Glossary OnGuardOnline.gov
  2. http://blog.intego.com/2008/12/04/do-you-need-an-antivirus-for-your-mac-definitely-yes/
  3. http://www.macworld.com/article/135900/2008/10/antivirus.html
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