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Ghost2520

Almost A Virus, But Not Quite...

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Errrr... to make a long story short, you know how a few years back people always talked about those viruses that, as soon as you opened an email, it would take all of the addresses in your address book and send a file to all of those people... what if I wanted to make one of these but not a virus, perfectly harmless(for the computers at least). Like if I sent an email to Bob, and I had a hidden attachment, which was a picture of a cow. Can I make it so that Bob can't see the cow, but it sends the picture of the cow to everyone in his address book? It wouldn't really be a virus, but just a way to send a picture to everyone in their address book without them knowing... Can I somehow do this with Visual Basic 6? (I'm starting to learn that) Thanks...

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Technically speaking, a virus is any code that replicates itself, so unless it makes a copy of itself that isn't a virus (again..technically speaking) Ghost, I suggest you learn the basics of VB (or any programming language) before you try to delve into deeper avenues...

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So what I am trying to get at is, can I achieve this "invisible" virus through only Visual Basic 6 programming? I just started learing it so I have yet to figure out all of what it can be used for.

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Most of the email viruses used JavaScript to launch code once the email was opened. Since then, most email programs will no longer allow java/javascript (or even HTML) to be run by default. Even then, you'd have to outsmart the anti virus software that looks for malicious code in emails.

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