Anti-Virus Emergency Response Team - Computer Definition
Headquartered in Santa Clara, California, the McAfee, Inc. Anti-Virus Emergency Response Team (known as AVERT) sets out to provide enterprises, government agencies, and institutions with essential services needed to respond rapidly to intrusions on desktop computers, servers, and the network. AVERT also strives to protect systems from the next version of blended attacks by worms and viruses. AVERT not only keeps track of the most recent viruses and Trojan horses to help system administrators become aware of the many new and altered viruses emerging daily but also offers solutions for dealing with the cyber problem.
The name of recognized viruses and worms, their date of discovery, as well as the risk to home computers and corporate computers are detailed on http://vil.nai.com/VIL/newly-discovered-viruses.asp.
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