Desktop search and malware: friend or foe?

Thursday, 13 October 2005, 3:32 PM EST

Anti-virus experts are experimenting with desktop search as a way of scanning for viral code. Both Google Search and Apple's Spotlight technology come with programming hooks (APIs) that allow their functions to be extended. Using these APIs, executable files might be scanned for malicious signatures.

By John Leyden at The Register.

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