"Under the most carefully controlled conditions of temperature,
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ANOTHER BIT ON VIRUS-RELATED ANTICS ON THE ST/TT/FALCON
by Richard Karsmakers
Normally, I release a new version of the "Ultimate Virus Killer"
every three months. Version 6.4 was scheduledfor release around
the beginning of October this year, but I couldn't get myself to
do any serious coding or anything other vaguely computer-related
around that time so I decided to skip one interval. As an
interesting extra, this would also allow the world-wide agent of
the program, Douglas Communications of Stockport, England, to
catch up on a bit of a back log in orders and the like.
So version 6.4 won't be released until mid or end January. Not
that I will be in much of a coding mood then, but fact is that
I'll have to get down to it some day and I have an enormous
amount of stuff that needs to be included. I have a "TO_DO"
folder on my hard disk that contains over 1.1 Mb of resident
applications, bootsectors and even a few viruses, that will all
need to be included in version 6.4. I'll start coding soon after
the release of this issue of ST NEWS (between Karin-related
events) and wrap everything up in the weekend of January 21st.
So there really isn't a lot to say here. I haven't yet looked at
the viruses in particular, but I can say something of interest
with regard to this mysterious girl from Slovenia that calls
herself Lucky Lady.
Lucky Lady Departs?
Although she still maintains perfect anonimity, I have had the
chance to exchange some communications with her via various
hacked Internet accounts. She will leave the scene soon, after
which she will not further bother the Atari world with any of her
viruses. I guess that's good news for all of us, for the last
thing we need is someone actually creating viruses sortof by the
wagonload, not even if she finds it necessary to send them to me
More news about this, if applicable, will be found in further
instalments of this column in a future issue of ST NEWS.
So it's curtains for now. Be prepared for a massively improved
version 6.4 of "Ultimate Virus Killer" to be released somewhere
around the end of January. All information about will be
mentioned in ST NEWS Volume 10 Issue 1.
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