THE "ULTIMATE VIRUS KILLER" MANUAL
11 - THE "ULTIMATE VIRUS KILLER" CONFIGURATION FILE
As of version 5.8, the program can be additionally configured
with regard to the file extensions it handles as belonging to
'executable files' (i.e. files that you can double-click on and
execute from the desktop directly without having to 'install
application'). When checking for link viruses, 'executable files'
used to be only those with the extensions .PRG, .TOS, .APP, .TTP,
.ACC, .PRX (disabled .PRG) and .ACX (disabled .ACC).
It is possible to create a configuration file, named "UVK.CNF",
that needs to be present in the "Ultimate Virus Killer"
directory. This configuration file can contain up to 8192 file
extensions of executable files. When selecting "executable files
only" during link virus partition or folder scan, only the files
with these specific extensions will be checked.
If you have no configuration file in the main directory, the
program will use the default extensions, listed above.
The following rules apply to the "UVK.CNF" file.
1) Extension entries should be no longer than 4 characters,
including an obligatory "." as the leftmost character.
2) Remarks can be added on any line not containing an actual
extension entry. They need to start off with ";".
3) The file must be called "UVK.CNF" and it must be in the same
directory as the "Ultimate Virus Killer" program itself.
4) The file should be written in straight ASCII (i.e. without any
control codes). This can be done with any text editor (such as
"Ed Hak" or "Tempus") or a word processor with WP mode
switched off while saving.
As of version 6.1, the program supports a special extension that
is used to determine the minimum size a file must have in order
to be checked in the "check all files" link virus scan
department. You can use any of the extensions you want for this
(even multiple ones) but only the last one found will be used so
it's best the use the very last entry for this.
The format is ".XXX", where "XXX" stands for the minimum size in
kilobytes (i.e. the actual file size divided by 1024) from 0 to
999. When none is specified, the program uses a default minimum
size of 3 Kb (i.e. 3072 bytes). This means no file under 3073
bytes in size will be checked for link viruses.
The larger the specified size, the quicker the link virus scan
but the less safe!
In all cases fill up the value with zeroes to make sure the
length is 3 digits (so ".123", ".003" and ".030" would be valid
If you have used the special DESKTOP.INF/NEWDESK.INF method
described in 188.8.131.52, you will have to configure the "Ultimate
Virus Killer" so that it recognises those new executable file
extensions you specified.
You will find a sample configuration file below.
; Ultimate Virus Killer configuration file
; These are the regular extensions
; These are NeoDesk special executable file extensions
; These are some common disabled versions of the above
; This is the 'GEM takes parameters' extension for TOS >2.00
; The below entry limits the link virus search to files >5 Kb
; End of file