What does anti malware software do?

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Anti-malware software is designed to identify malicious programs and code on your computer. It scans files for recognised malicious code, and if identified, it quarantines it or removes it. A database of recognised malware is matched up with potential files on your computer. New malware can be hard to find if it hasn't been added to the database so keeping antimalware up to date is important. It works very similarly to the human immune system. New viruses have a higher impact on the human body as they aren't recognised yet.

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