THE VIRUS DESTRUCTION UTILITY VERSION 3.0GB by Richard Karsmakers
As you might have noticed, there's no "Virus Destruction
Utility" update present on this ST NEWS disk. The main reason for
that is that there was no space left to store a program that was
over 70 Kb in length. The "VDU" has been fully reprogrammed now,
and can now also recognize the link-virus I spoke about in ST
NEWS Volume 3 Issue 1, as well as the new bootsector virus (see
"The ST's Virus Part III", elsewhere in this issue).
Because the newest version involved quite a few programming
hours (almost making the appearance of this very issue of ST NEWS
quite impossible!), and also because an update service would be
too difficult for a Public Domain offering, I have decided to
make versions 3.0 and higher commercial. That means that they can
be ordered through me only, and that they may not be copied
freely except for personal (backup) use.
Because new viruses and other bootsector using programs keep on
popping up, I do not consider an update service to be a mere
luxuary. This service assures you that you receive a letter when
an update is launched, which you can then order at reduced price.
Which are now the features of the new "Virus Destruction
* It recognizes ALL known ST viruses (link-and bootsector)
* It annihilates ALL these viruses (also the link-virus!)
* It recognizes over 40 commercial programs to be harmless,
rather suspect them of being viruses
* Harmless data on infected disks remains 100% intact!
* It can immunize your disks against all known bootsector
* It can repair damaged bootsectors of a multitude of commercial
* There's a comfortable update service
* Usermanual added on the disk
The new "VDU" (version 3.0) can be ordered by transfering an
amount of money contained in the table on the next page to giro
account number 5060326 of Richard Karsmakers, Helmond, The
Netherlands. Cheques for an equal amount can also be sent to:
Richard Karsmakers, Kievitstraat 50, NL-5702, LE Helmond. Please
do not send cash, but if you still do so, please restrict
yourself to the currencies marked with an asterisk (*)!
TABLE OF PRICES FOR THE "VIRUS DESTRUCTION UTILITY" V3.0 AND UP
Country: Purchase amount: Update amount:
Netherlands* ƒ 19.95 ƒ 10.--
United Kingdom* £ 6.95 £ 4.--
United States of A. $ 11.95 $ 7.--
Belgium* Bfr 395.-- Bfr 200.--
France Fr 64.95 Fr 30.--
Germany* DM 18.95 DM 10.--
Italy L 1395.-- L 700.--
Canada $ 13.95 $ 8.--
New Zealand $ 16.95 $ 9.--
Sweden Kr 64.95 Kr 35.--
Norway Kr 68.95 Kr 37.--
Greece D 1495.-- D 800.--
Austria Sch 129.95 Sch 65.--
Switzerland Fr 14.95 Fr 8.--
All registered users will receive a note when an update is
published. They can order the update at the price specified in
the 'update amount' column. When they do not order an update,
they will get no update release notes anymore. About once in
every two months, an update can be expected.
I hope to have supplied you with a good weapon in the combat
against viruses - at an affordable price!
The text of the articles is identical to the originals like they appeared in old ST NEWS issues. Please take into consideration that the author(s) was (were) a lot younger and less responsible back then. So bad jokes, bad English, youthful arrogance, insults, bravura, over-crediting and tastelessness should be taken with at least a grain of salt. Any contact and/or payment information, as well as deadlines/release dates of any kind should be regarded as outdated. Due to the fact that these pages are not actually contained in an Atari executable here, references to scroll texts, featured demo screens and hidden articles may also be irrelevant.