A system, method and computer program product are provided for scanning data
multiple scanning engines. Initially, a request for data to be scanned for viruses
is generated utilizing a scanning interface. Thereafter, such request to scan data
is sent to a plurality of scanning engines utilizing an engine interface application
control module coupled between the scanning interface and the scanning engines.
The request is adapted for prompting the scanning engines to scan the data and
respond with events upon locating a virus. Such events are then received utilizing
an event processor module coupled to the scanning engines and the engine interface
application control module for processing the events. The processed events are
then sent to the engine interface application control module for being monitored
by the scanning interface.