: 1) Anti-virus programs are incredibly complex and the companies
: making them invest huge amounts of money in them. Their code will
: never be made public because of the commercial interest in it.
: 2) There is no such thing as open-source anti-virus... that would
: just be daft. Because then all virus makers could see for themselves
: how to avoid the anti-virus. Or worse, turn the anti-virus program
: into a virus.
: So... chances are you won't find the code anywhere.
Sorry to burst your bubble kid but if you would lookup "source code anti-virus" in your favorite search engine you would find lots of results. Check out "Clamwin". It's open-source and it has the source code but you need to look for it sourceforge.net. Go to there website and follow the instructions on how to get it. ;)