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Virus Scanning and Antivirus Software

Careful preventive measures can greatly reduce the chances of ever catching a virus on your PC, they are wily critters that can occasionally evade all but the best defenses. For this reason, routine virus detection is a necessity for the modern PC. The programs that do this work are virus detection programs, usually called virus scanners or antivirus utilities. This section takes a look at what is involved in virus detection, or scanning, and also discusses the intricacies of removing viruses when they are encountered.

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