I was reading about viruses , trying to figure out how they work etc... , I wish to find out if there exists a file or a program that will detect viruses. not the anti virus program itself. Some small program that will detect viruses. This is because, I am dong some research on how to speed up the entire process of detecting the viruses .

P.S: this is only for academic purposes.

Sorry for posting in the wrong forun, I should have posted it in antivirus discussions.

For negative: can you plaese move this thread.