A virus scanner API is software that is loaded onto a computer system without the user’s knowledge, and that can perform malicious actions. It is usually designed by adversaries to infect and disable computer systems for financial gain (ransomware is one such example).
Virus scanners are tools that use detection patterns to identify known viruses and other malware. They can be used to scan files, files on a network, or entire systems and can be scheduled to run automatically on a regular basis.
These scanning tools are based on pattern-matching, which uses signatures of viruses that are stored in antivirus databases. They can also detect worms, trojans, rogue programs and other types of malware using the same pattern-matching techniques. However, they are not fail-proof because a malicious program that has been designed to avoid detection can always find ways to change its structure or name to fool the pattern-matching process.
Guardians of Cyber Health: Harnessing the Power of Virus Scanner APIs
For this reason, the simplest and most effective approach is to implement real-time, dynamic protection using next generation endpoint detection and response (EDR) and more recently extended detection and response (XDR) solutions that use deep learning algorithms and other machine-learning methods to detect even more sophisticated and hidden malware.
Easily integrate virus detection into your app using Filestack Workflows. Create workflows that scan every file upon upload into your app, quarantine any harmful programs until it can be reviewed and alert the sender so that no files are lost. This will help ensure that your users’ privacy is protected and the integrity of your content is not compromised.