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Types Of Bots

Bogdan BOTEZATU

August 11, 2008

Types Of Bots

XtremBot, Agobot, Forbot, Phatbot

These types of bots are extremely widespread, and the latest estimations claim that there are more than 500 versions in the wild. Such bots are entirely written in the C++ programming language, which allows them to run on multiple platforms. Their source code is released under the (General Public License), which means that anybody can have a copy of their source code in order to modify it at will. These bots can be either minimal or extremely complex, using abstract module-based designs (the latter have the ability to extend their functionality by simply downloading additional

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