Is there a way to detect antivirus program using C#?

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I might have a virus problem with one of my machines so I'm trying to figure out if there's a way to detect an antivirus software inside of it using C#. I understand that the Security Center detects software but is there a way using C#? Thanks for all the help!

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  • carlosdl
    IT monitoring tools use WMI to detect the presence of anitivirus systems, so it is definitely possible from C#.

    Depending on the OS version, you should connect to the root\SecurityCenter or root\SecurityCenter2 namespace.

    Search the web for help on how to perform WMI queries from C#, and you'll have what you need.
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