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Antivirus Software

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Definition(s):

  A program specifically designed to detect many forms of malware and prevent them from infecting computers, as well as cleaning computers that have already been infected.
Source(s): NIST SP 800-69

  A program that monitors a computer or network to identify all major types of malware and prevent or contain malware incidents.
Source(s): NIST SP 800-94
NIST SP 800-83 Rev. 1

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