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Vangie Beal
Last Updated April 16, 2024 10:53 pm

Based on the biological term retrovirus, a computer retrovirus is one that actively seeks out an antivirus program on a computer system and attacks it. A retrovirus will attempt to disable and infect the antivirus software in order to avoid detection in the computer system. Also called anti-antivirus virus.