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What does AV stand for?

AV stands for Anti-Virus Vendor

This definition appears very frequently and is found in the following Acronym Finder categories:

  • Information technology (IT) and computers

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The first anti-virus signature for the attack from a major anti-virus vendor was released on June 29, 2008, more than 15 hours after IronPort was able to capture and resolve the new threat, said the company.
Summary: IronPortA Systems, a Cisco business unit and a leading provider of enterprise spam, virus, and spyware protection, has announced that its Virus Outbreak Filters (VOFs) were able to detect and block a new C[pounds sterling]PandexC[yen]-variant Trojan Horse program 15 hours and 30 minutes before major anti-virus vendors.
Many recent outbreaks began during Asian business hours -overnight in the United States -allowing anti-virus vendors to develop new defences by the time US companies opened.
Anti-virus vendor Panda Software SA is to launch an anti-virus package fitted with some unusual Web-based administration features so that the system can be remotely installed through an automatically generated URL or by downloading an ActiveX control onto PCs even without an Internet connection.
The anti-virus vendor community has been lobbying Microsoft to make it possible for companies to deinstall macros or to keep them from being installed in the first place.