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Old 03 March 2012, 20:32   #1
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Need Anti-virus advice

I recently copied over a bunch of software to my Amiga and decided to run virusz III (from classicwb) and to my horror discovered that I had the Happy New Year 96! virus on my system (I don't know where from though since I bought second hand stuff and never scanned them (bad I know)).

After spending a day checking several dozen discs and hopefully getting rid of it from my system (including the RDB by updating the FS in HDtoolbox), I just want to check what practices I should take to reduce the chances of infection.

In addition to scanning every file using virusz, I'm also doing an addition scan with virus executer.

Anything else I should do e.g. is there a good realtime antivirus so that e.g. before the disk mounts it checks it?

Sorry for asking a noobish question but I'm concerned about another infection especially because I'm using a HDD so I can't write protect and due to the hassle it was to setup the unit. I also still have to disinfect the floppy disks.

My Amiga is an A1200 with a HDD, KS3.1, M1207 8mb RAM (no FPU) and classicwb full (wb3.1 version).

Thank you.
 
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Old 03 March 2012, 22:25   #2
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http://aminet.net/util/virus/killhappy.lha
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Old 04 March 2012, 11:02   #3
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Thanks, I'd actually forgotten about that when posting.

But is there anything general purpose to e.g. scan before mounting?
 
Old 04 March 2012, 12:02   #4
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this is only for remove happynewyear96
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Old 04 March 2012, 12:06   #5
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VirusZ can be run in background but it might pop-up to often for you if it found unknown changes. Safe (Aminet) is also fine for background usage. Just have a look at http://www.vht-dk.dk/ there you should find all information you need.
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Old 07 March 2012, 15:55   #6
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Sorry, for the late response (been busy).

Thanks for the advice, I'm currently running through everything and hopefully try to avoid them from now on.
 
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