3.12. Task 3.12: Running an Antivirus Scan

Computer viruses need no introduction. They have plagued the industry for decades now. Whenever one virus gets neutralized, another one—or more—is waiting to take its place. Methods for combating these plagues vary from single-system programs to enterprise-wide distributed applications. Only a few antivirus software publishers lead the market, although a throng of them exists. Just as viruses change regularly, so do the definitions for the software that fights them. The Internet, the very medium that most commonly propagates viruses, is invaluable for keeping these software packages up-to-date, and even for delivering the software to begin with.

Norton AntiVirus, by Symantec, is used in this task, but ...

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