Dr Solomon's Anti-Virus Toolkit for OS/2

Release date: 
Thursday, 17 July, 1997



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Dr Solomon's Anti-Virus Toolkit for OS/2.

This product, although not being developed/updated/sold since long time, it is luckily available as "Abandonware" software on many dedicated sites on world wide web.

This software is distributed as compressed package. You have to download and manually install it; if prerequisites are required, you will have to manually install them too.

Manual installation

Self-installing package. Run SETUP.EXE. See below for download link(s).

Following ones are the download links for manual installation:

Dr Solomon's Anti-Virus Toolkit for OS/2 v. 7.74 (17/7/1997, Dr. Solomon's Software Ltd) Readme/What's new
Welcome to Dr Solomon's Anti-Virus Toolkit for OS/2, Version 7.74 ----------------------------------------------------------------- This readme contains important information on developments to the Toolkit. CONTENTS 1. Comments in Extra Drivers 2. Macro Heuristics 3. Magic Bullet and Extra Drivers 4. CleanPart Disk Damage Warning 5. Excel Macro Virus Scanning 6. If a FindVirus Repair Fails 7. Distributors 8. News about Dr Solomon's Anti-Virus Toolkit 1. Comments in Extra Drivers ----------------------------- You can now add your own comment text to extra driver files (equivalent of 'REM' lines in batch files). Open the extra driver file in a text editor, such as 'Notepad', to add and view your text. Start each line of comment text with a ';' (semi-colon). 2. Macro Heuristics -------------------- FindVirus's 'Use heuristic analysis' option, which allows the detection of previously undiscovered virus code, now extends to finding possible new macro virus code. 3. Magic Bullet and Extra Drivers ---------------------------------- If there is an extra driver file called EXTRA.DRV in the Toolkit's directory, this will be used automatically by FindVirus. This includes FindVirus as run from the Magic Bullet diskette. 4. CleanPart Disk Damage Warning --------------------------------- You should only use CleanPart to remove viruses from boot or partition sectors if you have first tried using FindVirus, and this has failed. If it is used incorrectly, CleanPart may damage your disk data. For this reason it must only be used under supervision by Dr Solomon's Technical Support staff. See the printed manual or on-line help for the number to call. 5. Excel Macro Virus Scanning ------------------------------ To combat Excel macro viruses, the Excel file extensions .XLA,.XLB and .XLS have been added to the group of file extensions which FindVirus and WinGuard scan by default. 6. If a FindVirus Repair Fails ------------------------------- If a FindVirus repair fails you should make the following checks and retry the repair: * If the repair is being attempted on a diskette, make sure that the diskette is not write protected. * Make sure the logged on user's account has write access to the file. If the repair still fails contact Dr Solomon's support. 7. Distributors ---------------- Argentina NextVision Tel : +54 1375 2851 PC LAND Tel: +54 1334 1474 Australia Loadplan Australasia Pty Ltd Tel: +61 3 9690 0455 Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, UAE & Egypt Library & Business Interiors International (Malta) Ltd Tel: +356 344 257 Belgium, Luxembourg & Netherlands Data Alert International B.V. Tel: +31 70 307 7111 Brazil PC Software e Consultoria Ltda Tel: +55 21 537 0405 Canada Sensible Security Solutions Tel: +1 613 623 6966 Chile, Bolivia, Ecuador, Peru, Venezuela & Central America Bysupport Computacion SA Tel: +56 2231 0308 Croatia GIPRO Informatika D.o.o Tel: +38 551 425 110 Cyprus, Greece & Israel AEC Consultants tel: +357 4 656 108 Czechia PCS Software spol sro Tel: +42 2 42 3962 Denmark Swanholm Distribution A/S Tel: +45 44 92 9393 Finland, Estonia, Lithuania, Latvia, Russia QA Information Security OY Tel: +358 9 502 1947 France AB Soft Tel: +33 1 69 33 70 00 Germany, Austria and Switzerland Dr Solomon's Software GmbH Tel: +49 (0)1805 237678 Ghana, Ivory Coast & Sierra Leone Software Marketing Consultancy Tel: +233 2755 7506 India, Bangladesh & Nepal IT Secure Tel: +91 22 643 1233 N&N Systems & Software Tel: +91 22 368 0512 Iran Shabakeh Gostar Corporation Tel: +98 21 876 7615 Ireland Priority Data Systems Ltd Tel: +353 1 284 5600 Italy Siosistemi srl Tel: +39 30 24411 Kenya & Ethiopia Memory Masters Tel: +254 2 751 916 Madagascar Ireland Blyth Tel: +261 2 242 90 Mauritius Formation Recrutment et Conseil en Informatique (FRCI) Tel: +230 208 7785 Malta Panta Computer Co. Ltd Tel: +356 492 741 Mexico Grupo ASISA Tel: +52 5 254 3948 Norway Swanholm Distribution (Norway) AS Tel: +47 2289 0000 Pakistan Premier Systems (PVT) Ltd Tel: +92 21 242 9051 Poland Dagma sp. z o o Tel: +48 32 102 1122 System 3000 Tel : +48 12 137 722 Portugal RSVP Consultores Associados Lda Tel: +351 2830 0741 Slovakia Lynx sro Tel: +42 95 62 27309 South Africa BSS (Pty) Ltd Tel: +27 11 444 8800 South East Asia, Korea, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Singapore, China, Taiwan Digitus Computer Systems Tel: +65 337 1945 Spain Economic Data sl Tel: +34 1442 2800 Sweden QA Information Security AB Tel: +46 8580 100 02 Tunisia International Computers & Networks Tel: +21 61 78 72 56 Turkey Logosoft Yazilim San Tic Ltd Tel: +90 216 348 1399 United Kingdom Dr Solomon's Software Ltd Tel: +44 (0)1296 318700 United States of America Dr Solomon's Software, Inc. Tel: 1 888-DRSOLOMON (888-377-6566) Trinidad & West Indies Global Traders Inc Ltd Tel: +1 809 662 6256 Zimbabwe CSS Computer Services Tel: +263 4 882 072 Ryval Computers (Private) Ltd Tel: +263 4 751 808 8. News about Dr Solomon's Anti-Virus Toolkit ---------------------------------------------- * The June 97 edition of PC Home magazine reviewed Dr Solomon's Anti-Virus Toolkit: "Dr Solomon's is arguably the best virus protection for your PC to date. It's feature packed and uses powerful detection and prevention techniques... Dr Solomon's is a powerful, yet simple to use, tool to have in your arsenal". * In May 97 Evesham Micros online magazine reviewed the Windows 95 versions of Dr Solomon's Anti-Virus Toolkit and Norton AntiVirus. Dr Solomon's came out in top place: "Dr Solomon's is ideal for regular Internet users, as it is capable of virus checking the type of compressed files found on the Internet. As such, it's the only package to offer complete virus protection... The extensive capabilities of Dr Solomon's Anti-Virus Toolkit are highly recommended". * The May 1997 edition of Virus Bulletin conducted a comparative review of over 20 anti-virus products for Windows 95. Not only did Virus Bulletin test the detection results of on-demand scanners, but on-access scanners as well. Dr Solomon's was one of only two products to score a perfect 100% in the boot sector, file, and polymorphic virus detection tests for both the on-demand *and* on-access scanners. * The April 97 issue of PC Answers awarded Dr Solomon's Anti-Virus Toolkit with the title "Recommended" and described it "as one of the best". * In April 97 Personal Computer World reviewed Dr Solomon's HomeGuard AntiVirus, concluding: ""Easy to use, top-class virus detection." * What Personal Computer's April 97 edition reviewed Dr Solomon's HomeGuard AntiVirus, awarding it the maximum 5 stars: "Found all the viruses we threw at it, and as it uses the same virus engine as its big brother product, we expect it's going to be the standard that all other virus programs have to match." CompuServe: GO DRSOLOMON WorldWide Web: http://www.drsolomon.com Anonymous ftp: ftp://ftp.drsolomon.com
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