Visual C++ okay for security apps?

Discussion in 'other firewalls' started by bellgamin, Apr 8, 2010.

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  1. bellgamin

    bellgamin Very Frequent Poster

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    When I installed a certain firewall that I trialed today, it loaded Visual C++ runtime files. Obviously the FW is at least partly written in Visual C++.

    Over the years I have installed MANY security apps and not one of them has ever before required Visual C++ runtime files. Therefore, I have some QUESTIONS...

    1- Is Visual C++ *secure*?

    2- Does Visual C++ have any significant adverse impact on execution speed, drag on cpu, etc.

    3- If Visual C++ is a *good way to go*, why is this certain FW the only security app that uses it (as far as I know).
     
  2. iravgupta

    iravgupta Registered Member

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    I have noticed avast! using it too during installation. Also, if you check your add-remove programs list before and after installing Antivir, you will find that it also relies on VC++.
     
  3. linuxforall

    linuxforall Registered Member

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    Visual C++ run time libraries are from MS and totally secure, if you install Visual Studio, they are part of install.
     
  4. vlk

    vlk AV Expert

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    Pretty much ALL major security applications today are compiled in Microsoft Visual C++.

    I mean, pretty much all security applications are written in C++, and Visual C++ is the de-facto standard.
     
  5. firzen771

    firzen771 Registered Member

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    just out of curiosity, do u know of any security programs that ARE NOT written in Visual C++? this question is for everyone else as well. :)
     
  6. Syncman9

    Syncman9 Registered Member

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    I thought C# was taking over from C++, but with .Net it doesn't matter anymore, you could write in VB and still make use the C++ libraries if you wish.

    Besides, aside from Java, C++, C# etc, normally are compiled. So the security app would be running assembly lanaguage, compiled from C++
     
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