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QA PAD Repository for developers

The PAD repository consists of three parts. The first category includes allowed products, second includes products infected with viruses or spyware, and the third category lists products that were deleted by our moderators for various reasons such as inappropriate content, illegal products, malicious software, and spam.

Formats

QArchive.org offers its PAD repository in three different formats: HTML, CSV and XML.

HTML

HTML format is intended for viewing of the first 200 products from the list or as a result of a search query.

CSV

PAD files for allowed products:

<PAD_URL>;<Antivirus_Report_URL><Last_Checking_Date>

Deleted products:

<PAD_URL>;<Deletion_Reason>

Infected products:

<PAD_URL>

XML

Main XML container:
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<PAD_INFO>
	<ITEMS>
	...
	</ITEMS>
</PAD_INFO>
										


ITEM-containers vary between the different categories. ITEM-containers have information about each product:

Allowed PAD files:

<Item>
	<PAD_URL></PAD_URL>
	<Antivirus_Report_URL></Antivirus_Report_URL>
	<Last_Checking_Date></Last_Checking_Date>
</Item>
										

Deleted PAD files:

<Item>
	<PAD_URL></PAD_URL>
	<Deletion_Reason></Deletion_Reason>
</Item>
										

Infected software:

<Item>
	<PAD_URL></PAD_URL>
</Item>
										

Processing Repository Data

You can process our PAD repository with scripting languages such as ASP, Perl, PHP, Python, Ruby, and similar. It is easy to download and parse files in order to extract data. Please refer to XML or CSV specifications shall you need assistance parsing these formats.

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