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Antivirus API in VB.net

Posted 29 March 2010 - 10:01 AM

What are the free API for vb.net desktop application?
if any code snippet for connection?
or any other related links for vb.net antivirus proj

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Re: Antivirus API in VB.net

Posted 29 March 2010 - 10:22 AM

There is no API for creating an antivirus, in any language. Creating an anti-virus is an extremely complicated task, not something for a relatively new programmer to tackle. I cannot think of a single anti-virus program that was created by a single person, and less than at least a year of development time.

I'm not trying to discourage you, but maybe you need to take on some smaller projects before thinking of something this large in scale.
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Re: Antivirus API in VB.net

Posted 30 March 2010 - 03:26 AM

Maybe there should be a Forum of itself for the Antivirus development, if everyone pitches in on DIC, we could complete it by Monday...
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Re: Antivirus API in VB.net

Posted 30 March 2010 - 08:36 AM

Did we ever track down what colleges are requiring this damn assignment?
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Re: Antivirus API in VB.net

Posted 30 March 2010 - 09:00 AM

So venkatesan45 is this an assignment? Do you mind telling us what college you go to. If this is an assignment it is a very inappropriate one - that is why we ask. Thanks for your help.
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Re: Antivirus API in VB.net

Posted 30 March 2010 - 04:13 PM

If I counted the number of topics on Antivirus creation with exactly the same questions, I'd probably get into the hundreds. Please! Search the forums before asking questions, and observe that almost all the Antivirus topics are unresolved - that means it's nearly impossible to create an antivirus in VB.NET!
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Re: Antivirus API in VB.net

Posted 31 March 2010 - 02:19 PM

This is a topic that has been raised a number of times.

If you search these forums you will find that the last guy that tried this got all up in arms when we told him:

  • It was totally unfeasable to write this type of application without a team of experienced programmers
  • He would need lots of money, development time and advertising experience
  • He would need some guts to try and contend with even the free AV and AM (anti-malware) software currently on offer


And thats just for starters.
My best advice is that, yes it's noble of you to try, and any progress you make would be great and another notch on your belt to be proud of, but there are alternatives out there that are not so ambitious which I would recommend you cut your teeth on first.

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Posted 08 April 2010 - 12:02 PM

Hello Dream In Code users,

I have been writing this program for some time now. It is an antivirus program called Ace Dragon, with around 50 viruses in it's database. I wrote the program, then decided to write an extra DLL for you to all use. YOU MUST NOT USE IT IN ANY SCHOOL PROJECT HOWEVER - YOU DID NOT WRITE THE CODE!

Anyway, check it out, send us an email at
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with any great extras or add-ons you would like me to add!

Happy coding!

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Posted 08 April 2010 - 12:18 PM

Umm.. ok

I do hope you meant 50 virus *Signatures* in its database..
Should hate to think that it actually *had* them in there, scary thought..

On a totally different side.. how does one post as a guest.. I was under the impression that guest posting was disabled o.o but thats just me

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Re: Antivirus API in VB.net

Posted 08 April 2010 - 12:21 PM

Saldash that option was enabled some time ago
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Posted 09 April 2010 - 03:18 AM

View PostSaldash, on 08 April 2010 - 11:18 AM, said:

Umm.. ok

I do hope you meant 50 virus *Signatures* in its database..
Should hate to think that it actually *had* them in there, scary thought..

On a totally different side.. how does one post as a guest.. I was under the impression that guest posting was disabled o.o but thats just me


Hey it is me again,

Yes I did mean signatures. Plus, if anyone wants any help using the program, don't hesitate to email me!
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Re: Antivirus API in VB.net

Posted 11 April 2010 - 10:02 AM

It's nice that you've written it, but you have to understand that it's not going to be a proper antivirus untill it has a firewall too. Plus nowerdays, most antiviruses have heuristical analysers for applications, because viruses are now so intricate. What I'm trying to get at is that your AV won't stand a chance against all the Antiviruses out there.

You will also need to make sure that your antivirus updates its database every hour or to from a well-maintained database of viruses online. You need a hell of a lot of money, effort and time to get one of those running.

So in short, I'm saying well done for trying, but it's a pipe dream without more experienced developers and a large amount of cash.

PS: 50 viruses in a database is pathetic, I just checked kaspersky, and I have around 4.5 million. Even if it does detect a virus, how do you remove it? Can you perform a delete on reboot?
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Posted 19 April 2010 - 06:23 AM

You should check out INNOBATE AntiVirus, Yes I did write it in VB.NET. Absolutely crazy is it not.

To my knowledge it is also the first of it's kind :smile2:

Visit INNOBATE AntiVirus facebook page and support me by becoming a fan, so that I can continue development of this software product. On the facebook page for INNOBATE AntiVirus you will also find the instructions to download INNOBATE AntiVirus for free.

If people are interested in integrating INNOBATE AntiVirus into applications such as FTP File Server, File Download Accelerator, or any software they have written, then just contact me via Facebook, and I will make available to you AVClient example code in VB.NET
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Re: Antivirus API in VB.net

Posted 14 May 2010 - 10:24 AM

Decompiled it. It doesn't work properly. Anyway there are no updates either. And you actually want people to buy it as it says on your site (which by the way doesn't work, as the layout is screwed up!) Are you insane? You website is poorly put together, and Innobate doesnt even compare with AVG, and AVG doesnt even compare with Kaspersky... what are you thinking?
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