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Old 29 June 2009, 22:22   #1
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Best antivirus

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I don't know if prb.apps is the right forum but I didn't saw a general forum about amiga apps.

I'm going to sort all my amiga stuff collection. But before, I'd like to launch a complete scan. There's a lot of antivirus on aminet and I wonder what is the best one ? Which one is the more recent, has the bigger virii db and can decompress most formats while scanning ?
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Old 29 June 2009, 22:46   #2
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I'd say VirusZ III
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Old 29 June 2009, 23:43   #3
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Since they all (most anyway) use the same brainfile (xvs.library) it's just a matter of taste. I'd go with VirusZ like zipper suggested.
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Old 30 June 2009, 00:06   #4
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Since they all (most anyway) use the same brainfile (xvs.library) it's just a matter of taste. I'd go with VirusZ like zipper suggested.
I guess that it's not the job of xvs.library to handle compressed file, is it ?
If not then I guess that an antivirus using the best uncompressing library is the best. As VirusZ seems to use xfd/xad master, I guess it makes it a good candidate.

Anyway, I see that the xvs.library last version is from year 2004.
Is that ok ?
Does someone knows if nowadays, some nasty people are still releasing viruses in order to break toys of amiga nostalgics ?
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been using this too for a while now with no problems
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Old 01 July 2009, 07:42   #7
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I like VirusExecutor for its GUI. It uses xvs.library, but unfortunately it doesn't work on A500 / A600 (I don't remember, but probably it requires 68020+ CPU).
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i use bootx but sad it's not beenig updated
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You sure avira antivir (win32) detects amiga virus's, i tried doesn't know jack. Though is a top notch anitvir for windows. Except not knowing what the threat is when one found, not all computer are internet connected. And those that are is anoying to continualy launch browser to find out what should be built into the software. I'll lokk around to find another antivir software that is designed for user usability.
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Is this thread still good information in 2018?
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Old 01 November 2018, 23:40   #11
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are there any amiga viruses in 2018?
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Old 01 November 2018, 23:55   #12
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Just old ones floating around from what I've been reading.
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Old 02 November 2018, 14:17   #13
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are there any amiga viruses in 2018?
Not if you don't write a new virus for our amigas. Would be interesting to see if the anti virus software will get an update then.
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Old 02 November 2018, 20:02   #14
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http://eab.abime.net/showthread.php?p=1265424
http://eab.abime.net/showthread.php?t=84388

Yes, Amiga viruses are still a threat. Always use antivirus while trying a newly downloaded software!
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Thanks.

I got another A1200 that I didn't realize didn't have a qwerty keyboard, but I digress. One of the floppies that came with it says Amiga Plus Workbench Version 1.3.3 booted with scrolling color bars and text scroller saying "dies kein virus sondern soll sie darauf aufmeksam machen dab diese diskette nicht bootfahig ist. Starten sie mit ihrer workbench-diskette und lesen sie die datei anleitung. " Took me a few to type it in google translate to get this "this is not a virus but should point out that this diskette is not bootable. Start with your workbench diskette and read the file instructions."

Still freaked me out though.. Still would not have expected what looks like an original disk to boot like that.
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are there any amiga viruses in 2018?

There is one I've heard of - it will update your os with silent changes and you may have lost money in the process. It delivers it's payload by eager users clicking on a weblink but that was recently stopped. Only way to get it now is to accidentally click pre-order on one of 10 randomly working links and it will be a future physical infection. It also updates your bootscreen logo and about text and will threaten to sue you.
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