January 17th, 2006, 10:06 AM
Anti Virus Programming
I am interested in making an antivirus program, please suggest some books/URLs where I should begin.
January 17th, 2006, 12:28 PM
Why not use some that is alredy exist?
In CalmAV you can create you own definition files. And also create modules for supporting some other applications.
Even if you will create antivirus where can you get definitions from?
And how can you keep it updated?
You can also get look at this http://www.openantivirus.org/
Also read those:
// too far away outside of limit
January 17th, 2006, 05:38 PM
Yeah I myself use some popular antivirus program, actually I've participated in a competition that require me to make an antivirus program. Any idea where I can get definition files.
Thx a lot,
January 17th, 2006, 06:11 PM
As for book i recommend the following
The Art of Computer Virus Research and Defense
Secondly for good virus resources see VX Heavens
As for virus patterns there are'nt any freely available, since you are participating in a competition
pick a few viruses from VX heavens and make your own.
January 18th, 2006, 03:26 AM
thats not entirely true, theres an opensource antivirus on SF.net called ClamWin im not sure if its cross platform, and i could even be mistaken if its open source but anything ive ever downloaded from the forge is OS. or perhaps contribute to their efforts for this free AV?