Microsoft AntiVirus API

Discussion in 'other anti-virus software' started by liang_mike, Jun 1, 2004.

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  1. liang_mike

    liang_mike Registered Member

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    I am wondering which AntiVirus programs implement Microsoft Antivirus API. You can check your AntiVirus by going to Microsoft Office, then TOOLS -> MACRO -> Security, and the message is right beside the OK button.

    My F-Secure Client Security doesn't implement it, and I don't think Symantec AntiVirus Enterprise 8.1 does, either.

    For people wonder what Microsoft AntiVirus API is: "Microsoft Antivirus API enables software developers to develop applications that scan Microsoft Office documents before opening them. The Antivirus API also supports scanning Microsoft IE code downloads, such as ActiveX controls."
     
  2. Technical

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    avast! antivirus does not implement it either... :'(
     
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    Apparently NOD32 doesn't either. :'( Interesting. I wonder why not?? :eek:
     
  4. liang_mike

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    Thank you guys for responding. It means a lot. :)

    If I remember correctly, I think Norton AntiVirus (not the corporate edition) implements it.
     
  5. bob_man_uk

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    Im not sure what you are talking about, but I run mcafee virus scan 7.1 this is the screen I get.
     

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    Hi,

    This shows up with the message (bottem): virus protection installed.
     

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    oh right, I get you, mcafee 7.1 doesnt do it, with office 2003 pro
     
  8. RejZoR

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    As stated from Alwil team current methods can keep your PC safe as with this API feature. So no real benefit from it...
     
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    may I ask a quick question. What is Microsoft API, exactly and dumbed down, I tried looking for info but failed to understand any of it. (its too hot to work today)
     
  10. RejZoR

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    Its API that scans specific files (like ActiveX and Office files) before they are opened. Honestly all antiviruses ahve On-Acces (Real-Time protection) so there is no real need for this.
     
  11. bob_man_uk

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    realy, well, it not worth writing home about then is it,

    never mind, i was getting thoughts that it might be something interesting.

    matty G
     
  12. gorgale

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    Hi U may also want to Check OPSWAT Antivirus INtegration sdk at opswat.com or antiviurssdk.com

    The OPSWAT Antivirus Integration SDK is a professional software toolkit for developing tight connections between your applications and nearly every antivirus package.

    Gorga,
     
  13. Arin

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    Symantec products uses this API, Panda doesn't. it doesn't make a difference though.
     
  14. gorgale

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    You should also check OPSWAT antivirus integration SDK

    The OPSWAT Antivirus Integration SDK for Servers provides an easy user interface for launching antivirus applications, analyzing data streams in real time, and speeding up file scanning.
    The product is ideal for system administrators seeking to block harmful files from entering their networks. Security appliance makers can also use the Antivirus Integration SDK to add antivirus functionality to their products, or to lessen their dependence on a single antivirus vendor.
     
  15. nadirah

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    I think if your antivirus program has heuristic detection and resident on-access scanners, you should be quite safe.
     
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