Batch Anti-Virus?

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    Question Batch Anti-Virus?

    Got a new project, a batch anti-virus. Suppose it's easy to implement a simple database-driven virus checker, but there's a twist to it: it's supposed to act in a viral way, i. e like that in a virus. Will use it only to test the concept, see if it's possible for anyone to implement.

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    Is it possible to create something like this and to what price should I do this?

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    Honestly, I have no idea what you're trying to accomplish. An AV that executes like a virus? As in, at random with out the users knowledge or permission?
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    It is quite apparent that you don't really know what a virus is, why would you want your AV to 'infect' files on your system?

    Also, writing an AV in batch is just a bad idea.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MeTh0Dz
    why would you want your AV to 'infect' files on your system?
    AntiVirus 2008/2009 anyone?

    Maybe I'm overly suspicious, but it looks a little like an attempt to write malware to me.
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    You're probably right.

    As that idea is just complete crud for any legitimate purposes, and the fact that it is proposed to be in batch doesn't make it much better for malicious intent.

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    It isn't an attempt to write malware, I have no intention to release it. You answered my questions, it's a bad idea. To clarify, it wasn't supposed to spread without the users attention, it would only spread - with the consent of the user - in a viral way, from file to file. Once a virus is cleansed it would attach itself on the former infected file, thus requiring the program to be extremely small to avoid heavy memory usage.
    Obviously I was wrong thinking something like this was possible.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Imagine View Post
    Is it possible to create something like this and to what price should I do this?
    Hah... he writes a three sentence blurb and he's already asking how much he should be charging for the thing. :P
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    Quote Originally Posted by Imagine View Post
    It isn't an attempt to write malware, I have no intention to release it. You answered my questions, it's a bad idea. To clarify, it wasn't supposed to spread without the users attention, it would only spread - with the consent of the user - in a viral way, from file to file. Once a virus is cleansed it would attach itself on the former infected file, thus requiring the program to be extremely small to avoid heavy memory usage.
    Obviously I was wrong thinking something like this was possible.
    I had an AV program kind of like that for DOS. What a piece of crap.
    All it does it waste space in all the files on your system and possibly damage executables...
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