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Slang term for a computer which connects to a network only under strictly controlled conditions and is used for the purpose of running anti-virus checks on suspect files, incoming messages etc.

It may be inconvenient, and time-consuming, for a organisation to give all incoming E-mail attachment a 'health check' but the rapid spread of macro-viruses associated with word processor and spreadsheet documents, such as the 'Resume' virus circulating in May 2000, makes this approach worth while.

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