Advanced Technology Training Center, Batu Pahat (ADTEC Batu Pahat)

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Courting fame by zapping viruses


ADTEC Batu Pahat student, Nur Muhammad Kamil Mohamad Alta (left), with the software he developed.

BATU PAHAT: Nur Mohammad Kamil Mohammad Alta is not your regular 25-year-old. While most of his peers are busy working or hanging out with friends at a local teh tarik stall, he is busy tinkering with ideas to develop computer software for general purposes.

Nur Mohammad Kamil is also pushing the country to the forefront of software development thanks to his simple invention, the “Portable Anti-Virus” software.

The freeware programme recorded an impressive two million downloads a month from all over the world last year.

He said the software he developed in 2004 was the first of its kind in the world.

It can be downloaded from his website www.data0.com.
“I was quite surprised to know that my software is currently being used by people around the Asian region, as well as those from the United States and Germany,” he said yesterday.

This soft-spoken youth is neither a computer programmer nor a staff of an up-scale information technology company.

He hails from Kuala Pilah, Negri Sembilan and is a student at the Batu Pahat Advanced Technology Centre (ADTEC), where he is currently completing his diploma in IT network.

“I have been into computer programming since I was 8 years old. My father bought me my first computer and I began to study the machine’s programming.”

Nur Mohammad Kamil said he wanted to create software that was easy to use by casual computer users.

“Since the software is easy to use, people won’t find it hard to protect their computers from viruses.”

What sets his programme apart from any well-known computer virus programmes commonly used by people globally?

For a start, true to the software’s name, Nur Mohammad Kamil said the anti-virus programme was portable due its size; three megabytes to be exact, compared with similar programmes which were 20MB on average.

“You don’t even need a compact disc to store the programme. You can use a thumb drive or any other suitable storage medium. Unlike most software, the Portable Anti-Virus can be easily copied for distribution. You can choose to install it in your computer system or not. It can run either way.”

The software, which is currently a beta version, can detect most variants of viruses, worms, spywares and Trojans among others.

“However, it has yet to detect viruses from the 1980s. But it is almost impossible for viruses from that period to infect present-day computers.”

The programme was made known to Internet users through a web-based community site, www.putera.com.

It has also been digitally certified by websites softpedia.com and download.com as 100 per cent clean; free of spyware, adware and viruses.

“The full version of the software is expected to be developed in a few months time,” said Nur Mohammad Kamil.

ADTEC assistant director (training management) Meor Mohd Nazir Mohd Alwi said the centre was currently trying to nominate Nur Mohammad Kamil for a National Youth Award, under the skills and invention category.

“He is the toast of ADTEC for coming up with such an invention. We will find a way to get his invention recognised.”

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19 thoughts on “Advanced Technology Training Center, Batu Pahat (ADTEC Batu Pahat)

  1. MailBP on

    WE SHOULD BE PROUD OF OUR BP FOR HAVING MANY HIGH LEVEL INSTITUTIONS.

  2. mekatoronikusu on

    salam n hello to everybody
    that’s why knowledge is powerful, so government mesti ambil langkah proaktif bagi encourage student wat sesuatu yg baru. jgn la bile student wat sesuatu barulah diorang nk promote sane sini, bagi mcm2.

    but, i,m proud to be adtecbp student

    gambare to everybody!!!

  3. uda on

    salam. sya x-student adtec bp, best gle blajo kat sini. bnyk pengalaman yg sya dpt. tenaga pengajar nye pn best trutama nye coz elektronik…cayok adtec b.p

  4. Skinaz on

    bolehlah best belajar kat adtec bp ni….

  5. assalamualaikum,sy student adtec bp.
    kamil ni senior sy,dia mmg best,ilmu xkedekut.
    dia pn byk tlg team final projek sy dlm free bsd.
    sebelah dia ni farhan,tp dia dh meningal dunia…hrp korg blh sedekah kan al-fatihah kat farhan.

    jgn lupa p kat blogspot sy,kalo dh singah bgth kwn2 k..
    http://qutubi.blogspot.com
    wslm…

  6. To everybody, bukan belajar di ADTEC B.Pahat yang cipta this genius, tapi ketekunan dan kesungguhan untuk belajar and teroka sesuatu yang baru, itu yang penting, so jangan jadikan punca sesuatu tempat belajar untuk anda berjaya dengan mudah. kat mana pun anda belajar, kalau rajin, mesti berjaya, am i rite? thats all.

  7. salam..aku student adtec bp jgak..aku knal dia nie..dlu laptop aku rosak pon aku jumpa dia..dia mmg x kdekut,format free beb..sapa nk masuk sini aku galakkan laa..en2 pon bagus terutamanya en azri,pn azira,en naim,en faizal,en ibrahim,pn bahyah,en hadi,pn suhaila,en karim dan en hairuddin dr jabatan teknologi elektronik industri…da la..aku nk wat final projek nie..semekom….

  8. ni alamat adtec bp..pusat latihan teknologi tinggi (adtec) batu pahat,km.8 jalan tanjung labuh,mukim minyak beku,83000 batu pahat,johor.. no tel-074287722/33…

  9. AKU BANGGA DENGAN PELAJAR ADTEC.. WALAUPUN AKU BUKAN DARI ADTEC BATU PAHAT.. (hehe, dari adtec shah alam).. apa pun, TAHNIAH..!! mana nak dapat anti-virus tu..?? hehe.. mintak sikit..

  10. nurr on

    macam mana kita mencari bekas-bekas pelatih adtec batu pahat..saya ada seorng kenalan pelatih bernama chandra a/l jakang…rasanya.student kimpalan jika saudara/saudari kenal dengan dia boleh inform pada saya secepat mungkin..tak tau macam mana nak mencari.

  11. Shahrewn9@gmail.com on

    sya stdent binaan bangunan dri ilp kuala terengganu…sya brmnat nk smbg DIP kt adtec,,dgr khbar kos ni ada kt adtec kmaman so cmner nk o9 nga lbh dtail ag????

  12. Shahrewn9@gmail.com on

    hai dak2 adtec y amk kos engineering lam ap2 bdang,jom 4low me 2 join my future trget yai2 msk akdmi pnrbngan kt ASIA PACIFIC…bez oooow i want 2 b a PILOT!!!!!!

  13. fasya emir on

    salam….
    sy ingin bertanya kpd anda semua,
    sy blaja jurusan cat thp 3 ingin smbong thp 4 atw dkm??
    tpi di mane ye??
    blh tlg sy x??

  14. norfatihah ismail on

    assalamualaikum ..
    if saya nak smbng stdy kt ADTEC ni mcm mne ??
    saya baru saje habis level 3 utk juruteknik sistem komp ..
    bole bagi tahu caranya ??

  15. meka on

    budak 2 dah lame buat sebelum masuk adtec..

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