Question for Windows API and anti-virus gurus...

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Jeronimus Linuxius
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Question for Windows API and anti-virus gurus...

Post by Jeronimus Linuxius » Mon Nov 28, 2011 9:39 pm

Wikipedia says that anti-virus implement on-access checking (aka autoprotect) by hooking the windows API functions.
However, Windows has an inotify-like API, isn't it?
Why don't anti-virus programs just use the FindFirstChangeNotification() call to automatically check files as they are written to disk?

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