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1999\06\24@162408 by Bob Blick

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I've gotten very leery to run any freshly downloaded software lately, for
fear of catching a bios/FAT/.c.asm.doc killer.

I also hate Symantec/Norton/McAfee types of virus programs, mostly because
they are huge self-important programs. I'd just like to scan my memory for
resident viruses or scan my hard disk at will.

Any recommendations?

Thanks in advance,

Bob

1999\06\24@163020 by Tim Hamel

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Hiya Bob,

I HAD to jump on this one!  If anything, GET AVP (Anti-Viral Toolkit Pro).
It has NEVER failed me.  It comes from Kispersky Labs in Switzerland.  Don't
take my word for it, try it yourself! =)

http://www.avp.com

Tim Hamel


In a message dated 6/24/99 1:24:35 PM Pacific Daylight Time, spam_OUTbobTakeThisOuTspamTED.NET
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> I also hate Symantec/Norton/McAfee types of virus programs, mostly because
>  they are huge self-important programs. I'd just like to scan my memory for
>  resident viruses or scan my hard disk at will.
>
>  Any recommendations?
>
>  Thanks in advance,
>
>  Bob

1999\06\24@163832 by Andy Kunz

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>I also hate Symantec/Norton/McAfee types of virus programs, mostly because
>they are huge self-important programs. I'd just like to scan my memory for
>resident viruses or scan my hard disk at will.

Me too, however you can set McAfee (the one I use) to be very
non-intrusive.  I have it set so that I have to force a scan on something
in order for it to happen - probably what you want.  I also have had it set
to scan the whole machine after I go home for the evening.

I like it.  They used to have Norton installed at one place I worked.  In
the middle of things, for no apparent reason, it would check to see if
there was anything in the floppy.  What a pain in the neck!  I removed it
completely from my machine, thoroughly upsetting the MIS people.

Andy

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1999\06\24@183849 by Dan Larson

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Perhaps on often overlooked solution is to switch operating systems ;-)

Linux or OS/2 have never been infected to my knowledge.  Seems to me
that is it *always* M$ software or OS's involved some how....

AND NO! I am not trying to start an OS war thread.  Just wanted to
point out that I haven't used virus software *ever*.  I have never
had a virus either because I've run OS/2 for over 6 years!  Long
before I was ever downloading anything off the net.  That together
with the usual precautions has saved me lots of trouble.

I would be a *little* more weary of Linux security, but it seems that
with reasonable care, Linux is pretty safe too.

On Thu, 24 Jun 1999 16:37:59 -0400, Andy Kunz wrote:

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1999\06\24@223936 by Mark Willis

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Bob Blick wrote:
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> I've gotten very leery to run any freshly downloaded software lately, for
> fear of catching a bios/FAT/.c.asm.doc killer.
>
> I also hate Symantec/Norton/McAfee types of virus programs, mostly because
> they are huge self-important programs. I'd just like to scan my memory for
> resident viruses or scan my hard disk at will.
>
> Any recommendations?
>
> Thanks in advance,
>
> Bob

 McAfee & F-Prot are both good, so's AVP.  Another good one I've used
used to be called Authentex Thunder Byte Anti-Virus - some other company
bought it though, Norman Data Defense, apparently "assimilated" their
code.  I'll probably look at that one.  A few people run two scanners
when scanning everything overnight, IMO nothing's wrong with a *little*
paranoia <G>

 You can run most of these with command-line options to just scan MBR
and memory, and later have them scan *.* when you want to do so (I do
that.)  Fast (bootup) use & full scans where I have notes, below.

 McAfee, http://www.mcafee.com or http://www.nai.com
   Use c:\McAfee\Scan.Exe      /Boot /ADL  {or if low on conv. Ram},
       c:\McAfee\ScanPM.Exe    /Boot /ADL
   Full Scan: Scan.Exe /ADL

 F-Prot, http://www.f-prot.com
   Use c:\F-Prot\F-Prot.Exe    c: d: /Beep /Freeze /NoFile
   Full Scan: F-Prot.Exe      /Beep /Freeze /Hard /Archive

 AVP, http://www.avp.com
   I can figure it out but don't have old batch files on this anymore
<G>

 Norman Virus Control, http://www.norman.com
   Full Scan Was tbscan32.exe    AllDrives but now, WHO knows?  <G>

 Mark

1999\06\24@224520 by Mark Willis

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www.shark.nl/uk/downloaduk1.html leads you to
http://www.shark.nl/software/tbav/dos/etbd810.zip, which is the latest
Thunder Byte Anti Virus.  Read the rest of the note from the previously
owning company <G>

 Mark

1999\06\25@082425 by Tom Handley

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  Bob, I've got to stand up for Norton's AntiVirus. Consider the resources
that they (and McAfee) pour into virus research and their response time.
You can easily configure AntiVirus to do what you want. In my case, I only
allow it to automatically scan files downloaded from the internet. Other
than that, it does not run in the background and does not do a virus scan
on my drives or memory unless I tell it to.

  - Tom

At 01:22 PM 6/24/99 -0700, Bob Blick wrote:
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