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How to tell if Anti Virus is installed.

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Window's has a way to tell if Anti Virus is installed ( or at least appears
to - when it's not installed - it tells you ).

How can I do the same check? I just want to know if AV is installed.

TIA - J.
Sep 4 '07 #1
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J.

You should be able to query for the WMI provider for the anti-virus
program. You need to connect to the "root\SecurityCenter" root in WMI, and
then query for the AntiVirusProduct class. The following thread shows some
details:

http://groups.google.com/group/micro...2c50e71964a16f

Mind you, this will only work for products which provide WMI providers
for their product. Windows also will look for certain registry settings,
but I don't think that is published.

Also, there are issues involving Symantic products as well.
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Window's has a way to tell if Anti Virus is installed ( or at least
appears to - when it's not installed - it tells you ).

How can I do the same check? I just want to know if AV is installed.

TIA - J.


Sep 4 '07 #2

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