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Get name of antivirus installed in a PC using VB6

Posted on 2011-10-21
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Last Modified: 2012-05-12
Is there a way to know which antivirus is installed in a PC through vb6 without using WMI?
Question by:winman_soft
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torimar earned 2000 total points
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No, there isn't. Check this old thread for more details:

What you could do, however, is gather a list of the names of AV resident modules (for instance: "avguard.exe" and "avshadow.exe" are resident modules of Avira AntiVir) and then compare that list to the list of processes running on the target PC.
Another way would be to check the registry's software hive for AV programs installed, as suggested in a sample in the thread I quoted above.

Personally, I'd go with the running processes.
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