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Has anyone ever created a Virus Scanner with AutoIt?

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BlazerV60

I searched through the forum but couldn't find any, then again I didn't search THAT deep.

Anyone know of any?

Would be pretty cool if someone created a virus scanner with AutoIt and continuously update it.

 

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guinness

Leave it to the experts methinks.

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iamtheky

The upkeep on that would be ridiculous.


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Bert

I searched through the forum but couldn't find any, then again I didn't search THAT deep.

Anyone know of any?

Would be pretty cool if someone created a virus scanner with AutoIt and continuously update it.

 

I love your enthusiasm, but this is an extremely BAD idea for a host of reasons

1. AutoIt is a simple scripting language. Antivirus software is something that has to get into the nooks an crannies of the OS. AutoIt can't do this.

2. Updating. The updates you get from the Antivirus companies is worked on by a team of people full time. They have labs where they set viruses loose so they can study them, disassemble then when possible, and figure out how they work so they can stop them from infecting your rig.

3. being bug free as QUICKLY as possible. This same host of engineers has to release code that is as bug free as possible and as fast as possible. In some cases in a matter of hours. This is a very stressful task.

I can keep going but you get the idea. Keep thinking of how to use AutoIt for you daily needs as well as for something fun.

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I have used AutoIt for removing a specific virus/malware, but as MBALZESHARI points out, AutoIt is not a practical language for a virus scanner.

Before switching to Kaspersky, we used to wait days (sometimes weeks) after a zero-day infection to get signature files from Symantec.  Since waiting was not an option, we used AutoIt to create our own cleanup scripts for each specific infection.  I eventually several of them into one cleanup script, but once the list of malware I would handle got so long, the script was no longer able to respond quickly enough the stop the malware from respawning.

It is a nice practice if you want to learn some of the ways that malware/viruses infect your system, and how to remove them, but it would never replace a commercial product.

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