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Someone start coding that thing. How sweet would that be? thinking.gif

There has already been code for this for a VERY long time. I've been involved in the blackhat scene over the years though never committing any crimes myself of course... however, many botnetters that I've known or run into over the years will use code in their bots to kill all other bots or trojans on a system, so that the system is in their full control. They'll then patch the system entirely from being re-rooted via any known methods at that time.

Also, an anti-virus virus would still be blackhat and viewed malicious by people, as regardless of the intentions of the coder, noone would allow their system to be infiltrated, regardless of whether or not it's doing 'good' or not. There are FAR too many ways to incorporate backdoors into programs to allow such a thing to spread willingly, and besides, in order to spread in the first place, it would need to use some form of exploit or social engineering tactic to infect the system, thus defeating the purpose. wink.gif
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It a anti virus that kills other virus's except itself.
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I wonder how much the anti-virus remover that comes with it will cost to remove that one biggrin.gif
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Antivirus virus in a sense would just be anti virus, no? Code vs malicious code?

No, anti-virus virus is a virus that destroys other viruses on your system and becomes the remaining virus on your system to forward it's own agenda.
 
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