A virus in an EA ? - page 3

Simon Gniadkowski
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PzTrading:
That is just playing around :P
If the intent was malicious then it is malicious . . .  even if what was done was minor.
gregadam
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gregadam  

Wow, so many answers... ;)

Thank you all for the posts, I am now much clearer about those things.

Maybe I will some day have the courage to run the EAs on a live account or trade there myself ;)

Tonny Obare
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RaptorUK:
Delete all your Objects on your chart.  Delete files in any directory it has access to.  Probably other things I haven't thought of . . . I'm not a malicious person.  The intent is what makes it malicious or not.
A client once asked me to code a EA that hides some of the objects of a custom indicator that clutters the chart without the option of selecting what to be displayed. I did and that doesnt make it a virus because it is the user himself that manually attaches it to the chart. No ea, indicator nor script will automatically attach itself and do stupid stuff without the user themselves adding them to a chart if in pure mql.
Simon Gniadkowski
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Simon Gniadkowski  
tonny:
A client once asked me to code a EA that hides some of the objects of a custom indicator that clutters the chart without the option of selecting what to be displayed. I did and that doesnt make it a virus because it is the user himself that manually attaches it to the chart. No ea, indicator nor script will automatically attach itself and do stupid stuff without the user themselves adding them to a chart if in pure mql.
Was your intent malicious ?  please read what I wrote . . .  for pity's sake,  you even quoted it . . .  "The intent is what makes it malicious or not."  come on tonny,  get a grip,  please.  

angevoyageur:
What an EA can do malicious (other than blow up an account) ?
RaptorUK
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Delete all your Objects on your chart.  Delete files in any directory it has access to.  Probably other things I haven't thought of . . . I'm not a malicious person.  The intent is what makes it malicious or not.
Tonny Obare
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Tonny Obare  
RaptorUK:
Was your intent malicious ?  please read what I wrote . . .  for pity's sake,  you even quoted it . . .  "The intent is what makes it malicious or not."  come on tonny,  get a grip,  please.  


Can a purely mql ea attach and start running and doing things by itself? Answer is No so everything it does its the user that will have run it.
Rashid Umarov
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Rashid Umarov  
RaptorUK:
Of course it can,  even if it doesn't blow up your account.  What makes it malicious or not is the intent of the person that coded it . . .  if it's designed to do harm then it is malicious,  if it's coded in error and by accident does harm then it's not malicious.
Don't grow rubbish! What is the virus - give us the correct definition please.
Rashid Umarov
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Rashid Umarov  
gregadam:


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

Your main enemy is yourself.
Simon Gniadkowski
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Simon Gniadkowski  
Rosh:
Don't grow rubbish! What is the virus - give us the correct determination please.

Where did I write "Virus"  ?  please read what I wrote not what you think I wrote . . .  please.  Do I need to repeat it all over again ?  I guess I do . . .

PzTrading:

An .ex5 file can't be malicious by itself. Well, only if it blows up your account. 

RaptorUK:
Of course it can,  even if it doesn't blow up your account.  What makes it malicious or not is the intent of the person that coded it . . .  if it's designed to do harm then it is malicious,  if it's coded in error and by accident does harm then it's not malicious.

 . . .   PzTrading did not write "Virus"  I did not write "Virus" . . .  are you saying that an .ex5 cannot be malicious ?

Rashid Umarov
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Rashid Umarov  
RaptorUK:

Where did I write "Virus"  ?

OK. Topicstarter has to learn what is computer virus before asking - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Computer_virus
Tonny Obare
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Tonny Obare  
Rosh:
Don't grow rubbish! What is the virus - give us the correct definition please.