Just a curios person trying to build my own antivirus and I currently use Avast! I was wondering how those MD5 antivirus's (or avast!) detect malware. I know of Violasoft which is pretty crappy but I just want to create one as a experiment. I found a open source project on YouTube but the code doesn't make any sense to me. I've been programming in vb since I was 8 or 9 and would really like to advance. Should I find another easier project to do or can someone try to tell me not how to code them but just..how they work. Thanks ~ Flames


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Well, first it installs it on your system, and then it finds it and prompts you.


Hang tight. Someone surely knows.


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Thanks :) I was just curios. P.S should I focus on something smaller than an AV? I heard it costs a lot of money and time. Maybe simple .BAT programs to kill rouges and crap? Sorta like RKill? Maybee..?


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Im thinking something a little smaller might be a better undertaking.However don't let anyone tell you you can't do it,even if you give it a try and fail I am sure you will have come away with more knowledge.