What is Antivirus? Give One Example?

By BYJU'S Exam Prep

Updated on: September 25th, 2023

An antivirus is software that is designed to protect a computer system from different kinds of malware including trojan horses, worms, internal attacks from viruses, spyware and more. It is a software utility programme that can scan and detect the presence of malware in a system and help in removing it.


Antivirus is software that scans, detects, and removes malware from a computer system

Therefore, antivirus software comes in handy when there is any existing threat to the computer system. It is an essential addition to any computer and helps ensure that the system remains clean and healthy.

Examples of Antivirus Software

Now that you know what is antivirus, here are a few examples of popular antivirus software:

  • Norton
  • McAfee 
  • Comodo
  • Panda
  • Kapersky


What is Antivirus? Give One Example?

An antivirus is a software that helps keep a computer system healthy and free of viruses and other types of malware. Some famous examples of antivirus software are McAfee, Kapersky, Norton and more.

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