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Old 21 September 2021, 08:47   #1
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VirusZ III 1.04ß by Georg Wittmann released

VirusZ III Copyright © 1991-1999/2002-2021 by Georg Wittmann
Copyright © 1999-2001 by Dirk Stocker

VirusZ is the last one of the classic antivirus programs for Amiga computers that still gets updated (from time to time;-). This is the first version that works on classic AmigaOS, MorphOS, AROS and AmigaOS 4.x, but due to some limitations it's still a beta-release. This archive no longer contains any of the required libraries, so please get them from Aminet (locations are mentioned in the header of this textfile). To ensure that you have downloaded an original version of VirusZ and not a fake, you can use my PGP key (attached to the VirusZ.doc file) together with the signatures included in the archive for verification. You can also download a 100% safe copy of my PGP key from the homepage of Virus Help Team Denmark (www.vht-dk.dk). Additionally, you should compare the file size of your VirusZ copy with the one displayed in the programs 'About' information. They MUST match if you didn't modify VirusZ yourself (eg. with a file compressor). For any comments, bug reports, snapshots and/or if you have found some new virus, contact the author at the following e-mail address: virusz_xvs@gmx.de

1.04ß Changes/Additions since 1.03ß:
- Not a new author, just a new name: After marriage some years ago, my family name is no longer Hormann, but Wittmann.
- Added full recognition of AmigaOS 3.1.4, 3.2, 4.0 and 4.1 and recognition of AROS to startup code and fixed self-test.
- Fixed several problems in (background) vector check:
a. Handles the two 512 kB ROMs correctly when running on AROS.
b. Handles the Kickstart modules area of AmigaOS 4.x correctly.
c. Uses FindTrackedAddress() instead of SegTracker when running on
AmigaOS 4.x for display and snapshots.
d. No more accesses to zeropage of m68k processors on AmigaOS 4.x as there seems to be no way to do so without Grim Reaper.
e. Added support for special m68k library functions emulator code of
AROS and AmigaOS 4.x.
- Fixed problem in memory monitor: As there exist restricted memory
areas under AmigaOS 4.x, you can only have a look at regions that are
either registered in FindTrackedAddress() or located inside Kickstart
- Some preferences of vector check and memory monitor are disabled when running on AmigaOS 4.x as they don't make sense then.
- Fixed bug in device scanner that lead to wrong results with not disk-
based devices when running on AmigaOS 4.x.
- Added recognition of new AROS and AmigaOS system patches to the
vector check (at least for my configurations, feel free to send
snapshots of your non-standard vectors).
- Updated some stuff inside the internal GUI support code:
a. Calculation of window border sizes happens in a way compatible
with old OS versions and AROS / AmigaOS 4.x now.
b. Fixed size calculation of listview gadgets for both AROS and
AmigaOS 4.x as they differ a view pixels to older OS versions.
- Removed SegTracker 45.1 archive from distribution, get the latest
release (currently 46.1 written by Thomas Richter) from Aminet

You can download VirusZ III from Aminet or from Virus Help Team's website: https://vht-dk.dk/amiga/vz/vz.htm
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Old 21 September 2021, 17:39   #2

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Thank you Jan for this good news. I hope it's a new beginning!
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My thanks for all your efforts in getting OS 3.1.4 / 3.2 etc. supported, keeping my system safe once again

Is there a PayPal link or similar to show support?


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@ SiDeSaLaD: Nope, Gerorg Wittmann has set VirusZ to be freeware, and after he started VirusZ 30 years ago, he desided to help the Amiga people again, with a new update

@ Crashdisk: Lets hope so...

Now we just need an update of the xvs.library from Georg, with all the viruses that has been found in the last 16 years....
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Does people still code viruses for Amiga these days?
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Excellent news. Big thanks to Georg!
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Old 21 September 2021, 21:16   #7
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@ oRBIT : Oh yes, from time to time, some new ones pops up.
I have send Georg Wittmann all the viruses and trojans, that I have collected in the last 16 years, and hopefully a new update of the xvs.library will come soon.
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Old 21 September 2021, 22:12   #8
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Great work keeping this important piece of software still alive!! A big cheer to all involved here..
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Orbit: Check https://www.vht-dk.dk/amiga/warning/warn.htm for new viruses..
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Old 21 September 2021, 22:22   #10

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Danke Dir Georg für all die Arbeit auch so lange dem Ende der kommerziellen Phase der alten Amigas.
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