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gregadam
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gregadam  

Is it possible that an EA contains a virus? or that it is programmed to make good profit on a demo account, but losses on a live account? Does anyone know if an EA can be malicious?

I have a few EAs from the internet, but they are executables only, no source code.

Kenneth L. Bixler
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Kenneth L. Bixler  
sorry dear i have no much idea about it .
Alain Verleyen
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Alain Verleyen  
gregadam:

Is it possible that an EA contains a virus? or that it is programmed to make good profit on a demo account, but losses on a live account? Does anyone know if an EA can be malicious?

I have a few EAs from the internet, but they are executables only, no source code.

About a malicious (virus) : this is possible if an EA use DLL, not with native mql5

About "programmed to make good profit on a demo account...", this is obviously possible but has nothing to do with a virus, rather call it a scam.

enbo lu
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enbo lu  
You don't need a virus to make good profit on demo account but an overfitting of history data will do that.
Rex_Loner
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Rex_Loner  
angevoyageur:

About a malicious (virus) : this is possible if an EA use DLL, not with native mql5

About "programmed to make good profit on a demo account...", this is obviously possible but has nothing to do with a virus, rather call it a scam.

What is the meaning of native mql5?
Alain Verleyen
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Alain Verleyen  
Rex_Loner:
What is the meaning of native mql5?
mql5 as opposed to DLL.
Rex_Loner
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Rex_Loner  
angevoyageur:
mql5 as opposed to DLL.
by that, you mean Class and OOP?
Alain Verleyen
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Alain Verleyen  
Rex_Loner:
by that, you mean Class and OOP?
No, I mean mql5 code in general.
Tonny Obare
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Tonny Obare  
Lol if that were possible then people would put the ea on demo account and mirror the trades to a live one to eat the alleged "good profit on demo". Please lets stop looking for excuses when we lose. You probably traded the ea differently on your live account than its session on the demo account i.e. poor money management, manual interference to its activity etc About ea being a virus yes those that have more than just mql code in them.
Documentation on MQL5: Standard Constants, Enumerations and Structures / Environment State / Account Properties
Documentation on MQL5: Standard Constants, Enumerations and Structures / Environment State / Account Properties
  • www.mql5.com
Standard Constants, Enumerations and Structures / Environment State / Account Properties - Documentation on MQL5
Dua Yong Rew
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Dua Yong Rew  
Rex_Loner:
by that, you mean Class and OOP?
*.ex5 and not *.dll
Simon Gniadkowski
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Simon Gniadkowski  
gregadam:

Is it possible that an EA contains a virus? or that it is programmed to make good profit on a demo account, but losses on a live account? Does anyone know if an EA can be malicious?

I have a few EAs from the internet, but they are executables only, no source code.

Yes,  of course an ex5 can be malicious but it is limited to what it can access and therefore limited to the damage it can possibly do . . . like everything in life,  the risk is yours to judge and accept or not.  If you have any doubt don't run it.
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