What is AutoIt used for?

AutoIt v3 is a freeware BASIC-like scripting language designed for automating the Windows GUI and general scripting. It uses a combination of simulated keystrokes, mouse movement and window/control manipulation in order to automate tasks in a way not possible or reliable with other languages.

Can we use AutoIt for desktop application?

AutoIt is a scripting language that helps developers to automate Windows desktop applications. Similar to other scripting language, it allows developers to generate scripts / automate desktop applications, which saves a lot of time for developers.

What are the features of AutoIt?

AutoIt has the following features which make it more powerful:

  • BASIC-like Syntax and Rich Function Set: It has a BASIC-like syntax.
  • AutoIt contains a built-in Editor with Syntax Highlighting: It means AutoIt comes with a customised “lite” version of SciTe that makes editing scripts easy.

Is AutoIt a tool?

The AutoIt tool AutoIt is an open source tool that can be used to automate various processes involving Windows and desktop applications. The official website of AutoIt defines it as a freeware BASIC-like scripting language designed for automating the Windows GUI and general scripting.

What programming language is AutoIt?

AutoIt v3 is a freeware BASIC-like scripting language designed for automating the Windows GUI and general scripting.

Who invented AutoIt?

December, 2002: AutoIt v2. 64 (last version of AutoIt v2) was released with new FileInstall function after writing his (Jon) own compression and archive library. 20 January, 2003: Jon decided to start work on development framework of AutoIt v3, since AutoIt v2 had some flaws.

Is AutoIt safe to use?

AutoIt is so closely associated with malware that AutoIT’s website has a wiki article that “addresses” the fact that the legitimate AutoIt binary is often detected as malicious by Antivirus. Here is an analysis of an AutoIT script we recently detected. This file drops a BitPaymer ransomware variant.