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anti-virusadjective [before noun]

uk   /ˌæn.tiˈvaɪə.rəs/  us   /-t̬iˈvaɪ-/
produced and used to ​protect the ​mainmemory of a ​computer against ​infection by a ​virus: anti-virus software/​programs an anti-virus ​company/​product/​package
(Definition of anti-virus from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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anti-virusadjective [before noun]

uk   /ˌæntiˈvaɪərəs/  us   /ˌæntaɪ-/ (abbreviation AV) IT
(also antiviral) protecting against ​computer viruses: Update your anti-virus ​softwareregularly. an anti-virus ​program/​tool/​utility anti-virus ​protection
involved in the ​production of ​products that ​protect against ​computer viruses: Anti-virus ​companies have been ​tracking the ​virus.
(Definition of anti-virus from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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