I'm right there with Barry G.Fred wrote:That's definitely not good exposure and antivirus will raise the bar against PB exec for sure
This kind of destructive usage can't be prevented unless you create a language without file access and extremely limited network access of any kind. (Render it completely useless).
There will always be extreme a**holes who want to use a language for dark purposes. It is nothing new and has been there from the good old amiga and dos days.
The language isn't at fault, the programmer is. It isn't the language that gets a negative exposure it is how it is used and the software they created with it.
Yes...We might get some extra work to whitewash our software, but it is already necessary to do so in many cases.
Everything that can be misused, will be misused without exception. (Which actually really means everything).
And even though the "exposure' seems bad, Purebasic will be examined and tried out by a lot of good guys too.