THE "ULTIMATE VIRUS KILLER" MANUAL
8 - RESTORE DISKS
If you find that you have accidentally destroyed a suspect but
apparently completely innocent disk that needs a specific
bootsector (this destruction could have happened inadvertently by
other or earlier virus killers, for example), or when you
discover that a virus has copied itself across the necessary boot
program present in the bootsector of a commercial game or a demo,
the 'restore disks' option allows you to restore a multitude of
Should you, for example, find the bootsector of the popular game
"The Chaos Engine" destroyed by a virus or a rash 'repair'
action, it is possible to install its proper bootsector on the
original disk again, thus restoring it and saving yourself and
the software company involved some time and, indeed, some money.
Selecting this option causes another dialog box to be displayed
(see figure 8). This gives access to a list of all restorable
bootsectors, identified by a game's name (or a demo's, whatever).
You can scroll up and down this list and select the title of the
bootsector you would want to restore.
You can use the arrow buttons at the right to scroll up and down
through the list. A single-arrow button will scroll one entry; a
double-arrow button will scroll one page (which contains 15
Click the mouse pointer on an entry to select it. After
confirmation you can have it written to a disk.
'T' BUTTON Go to top of list
'B' BUTTON Go to bottom of list
'CANCEL' BUTTON Exit the screen, back to the menu
'HELP' BUTTON Access the help option
A-Z/1/5 BUTTONS Jump to first title with it
[UNDO] KEY Exit the screen, back to the menu
[HELP] KEY Access the help option
[ALT]-[A-Z/1/5] KEYS Jump to first title with it
When the bootsector of the game you want to restore isn't
present in the list yet, you can order an "Ultimate Virus
Killer" update and hope that the bootsector you wanted to restore
is included in the new version. No promises can be made with
regard to this, however, so you had better also supply the
address and telephone number of the company that made the
software to which the bootsector belonged, as well as the name of
the piece of software. That company can then be contacted by us
so that some kind of agreement may be made.
Most companies are very co-operative with regard to this, as
they do sort of recognise the virus problem and all know about
the "Ultimate Virus Killer" (which has become more or less the
de-facto industry standard).
- Are you not sure whether or not a bootsector belongs to a
particular game of a specific company?
Just 'restore' the bootsector onto an empty TEST disk (which
has to be formatted, though) and then check it with the
"Ultimate Virus Killer". The dialog box stating which
bootsector it is will also give the company name, if one is