Virus Checking

From: John Amirault <>
Date: Wed Dec 30 10:23:25 1998

  I loaded Canon Creative 2 onto my Packard Bell Cyrix 300 and got Hare 7756
from it. Slowed this computer down to slower than my IBM PCjr. I booted from
my boot disk that I made when I first got my computer and used my Windows98
CD to run IRIS Antivirus and it cleaned the hard drive just fine.

 I sent the CD back to Canon and they gave me Canon Creative 4 free.

On the PCjr, I picked up some floppies from the Salvation Army Store in
Binghamton, NY and ran a program and got STONED on my computer. I shut it
off and rebotted and ran my Antivirus on all the disks I have for the Jr.
This process took me about 5 hours and came up with no more virus's, boy was
I glad.
 On the PCjr, I use DOS 6.22 and MSAV. I also scan ALL disks and CD ROMs now
no matter where they are from.

John Amirault

Joe wrote:

> At 12:14 AM 12/30/98 +0000, you wrote:
> >It's not unheard-of for computer shops to re-shrink-wrap software that's
> >been returned by a customer. And if that customer's PC has a virus....
> >
> >So it is worth virus-checking installation _floppy_ disks, just in case.
> >
> Yes, and at one time (1988?) there was a virus on the OS disks that
> Leading Edge supplied with their computers so even the manufacturers get
> caught once in a while. You should check EVERY disk that you get.
> Joe
Received on Wed Dec 30 1998 - 10:23:25 GMT

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