Antivirus software (sometimes spelled Anti-Virus or anti-virus with the hyphen) are computer programs that attempt to identify, neutralize or eliminate malicious software. The term "antivirus" is used because the earliest examples were designed exclusively to combat computer viruses.

AVG Antivirus

The brand name for AVG Technologies' Security Software is AVG, which comes from their first product, Anti-Virus Guard.On November 6, 2006, Microsoft announced that AVG Security products would be available directly from the Windows Security Center in Windows Vista.Since June 7, 2006, the AVG software has also been used as an optional component of GFI Mail Security, produced by GFI Software.

Nortan Antivirus its release in 1990 and the acquisition of Central Point Software in 1994 by Symantec, NAV was integrated with its main competitor of the era, Central Point Anti-Virus (CPAV).The security vendor recommended the affected users either download a workaround tool or follow steps posted on their site.The corporate edition has a client/server strategy to update virus definitions.Norton Antivirus was initially released in 1990.
Mcafee Antivirus
McAfee VirusScan is a popular antivirus program created and maintained by McAfee, formerly known as Network Associates. VirusScan is designed for home and home-office use; McAfee also develops VirusScan Enterprise for use in corporate environments. The product is not available as a standalone package, but is included in the McAfee VirusScan Plus package or as part of McAfee Internet Security Suite.
Ad-Aware Antivirus
Ad-Aware was originally developed in late 1998 to highlight inside of Internet Explorer. On almost every website you would see tiny pixelated square next to each web beacon. This was to warn you that your IP address and other non-essential information was being tracked by this website. Over time they added the ability to block those beacons, or ads. Antivirus
Avast! Antivirus is an anti-virus program developed by ALWIL Software based in Prague, Czech Republic, first released in 1988. Avast! was one of the first on-access antivirus programs to be released for Windows x64 edition. Avast! 4 Home is a popular full-featured freeware anti-virus applications available to Microsoft Windows and Linux users.

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