Welcome to the Java Programming Forums


The professional, friendly Java community. 21,500 members and growing!


The Java Programming Forums are a community of Java programmers from all around the World. Our members have a wide range of skills and they all have one thing in common: A passion to learn and code Java. We invite beginner Java programmers right through to Java professionals to post here and share your knowledge. Become a part of the community, help others, expand your knowledge of Java and enjoy talking with like minded people. Registration is quick and best of all free. We look forward to meeting you.


>> REGISTER NOW TO START POSTING


Members have full access to the forums. Advertisements are removed for registered users.

Results 1 to 8 of 8

Thread: Creating an Antivirus in Java.

  1. #1
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Posts
    1
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Default Creating an Antivirus in Java.

    Hello plz is it ideal to create an antivirus in java. i have been giving a project at school to develop an antivirus and i have no idea which source code i should use. plz help: email me at gas_10_12@hotmail.com


  2. #2
    Super Moderator Norm's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Location
    On vacation
    Posts
    20,844
    Thanks
    50
    Thanked 2,243 Times in 2,215 Posts

    Default Re: Creating an Antivirus in Java.

    I would not think java would be any good for an antivirus. It doesn't have an OS specific features that would be useful.

  3. #3
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2017
    Posts
    1
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Default Re: Creating an Antivirus in Java.

    hello friends i am ajeeth kumar. i would like java. i need a antivirus source code for java.

  4. #4
    Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2017
    Location
    Northern Ireland
    Posts
    51
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Default Re: Creating an Antivirus in Java.

    Hello Ajeeth, even 6 years later Norm's comments are still very valid. Java would be a wholly inappropriate choice of tool to build an antivirus application.
    Tim Driven Development

  5. #5

    Default Re: Creating an Antivirus in Java.

    For real-time protection, the application would have to run at the OS core, hooking into the file system. On a Windows platform, I don't see how this could be accomplished. On *nix system, this also seems problematic.

  6. #6
    Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2014
    Posts
    65
    Thanks
    1
    Thanked 4 Times in 4 Posts

    Default Re: Creating an Antivirus in Java.

    Yeah, Java is not the tool you're looking for.

  7. #7

    Default Re: Creating an Antivirus in Java.

    I don't think that sort of control is possible with Java, primarily because it uses a VM and is shielded from the OS. Or rather the OS is shielded from the Java VM. This is by design.

    Edited to add for clarity: I am assuming that you want to write the entire solution in Java, and not mix languages.

  8. #8
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2017
    Location
    Chennai
    Posts
    3
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Default Re: Creating an Antivirus in Java.

    Hai Easy Jet, Java is not the right tool you are searching for! Analyze thoroughly and decide. Interested in learning Programming languages? Get here Java Training in Chennai | PHP Training in Chennai
    Keep following to gain more knowledge in JAVA

    Java Training in Chennai | Java Training

Similar Threads

  1. Creating a Compiler in Java
    By Superstar288 in forum Java Theory & Questions
    Replies: 20
    Last Post: February 22nd, 2013, 09:05 AM
  2. Creating and implementing class for creating a calendar object
    By kumalh in forum Object Oriented Programming
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: July 29th, 2011, 09:40 AM
  3. creating java installer
    By serdar in forum Java Theory & Questions
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: July 18th, 2011, 05:18 PM
  4. creating GUI using java, need help?
    By koko20 in forum What's Wrong With My Code?
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: April 5th, 2011, 03:51 PM
  5. Creating A Count Matrix In Java
    By statsman5 in forum File I/O & Other I/O Streams
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: July 14th, 2009, 05:40 PM