what windows api would be used with virus scanners

This is a discussion on what windows api would be used with virus scanners within the Windows Programming forums, part of the Platform Specific Boards category; i am just curious how the virus scanners scan inside files for certain paterns anyone know?...

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    what windows api would be used with virus scanners

    i am just curious how the virus scanners scan inside files for certain paterns
    anyone know?

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    that dosent say what API is being used , it just says how it does it

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anddos
    that dosent say what API is being used , it just says how it does it
    Ther eis not API really for the stuff that an AV does. Its mostly alot of hooks into the shell/system that get executed when a program starts/runs etc.
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    Most effective AV applications use an intermediate filter driver in the kernel. This has nothing to do with the windows API itself. The low level filter permits far greater power than a high level OS dependant API.

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    whata about when you do a file scan , that must look inside the file for certain tags

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