Virus scanning directly from the Windows shortcut menu is now featured in F-PROT Professional for Windows 95 and F-PROT Professional NT. Now, performing a right-mouse click on a file-name, directory, or drive in Explorer, the desktop or in any Windows program group, opens a short-cut menu that contains an "F-PROT Virus Scan" option. Choosing that option begins an immediate scan of the selected object. If a directory is selected, all of its sub-directories will be scanned as well.
The uick scanning feature allows users to perform fast and efficient virus scans without needing to launch the full F-PROT Professional virus interface. Quick-scanning also allows users to scan, immediately, only those files, directories, or drives that they feel may have a virus or suspicious file.
Helmuth Freericks, Vice President of Command Software�s Research & Development, said they�ve determined that F-PROT Professional has no known problems regarding YEAR 2000 COMPLIANCE.
He also assured that no data-dependencies are designed into future upgrades of Command Software products.
As a result, CCS warrants that Command�s F-PROT Professional, if licensed prior to, during, or after the calendar year 2000 , will include (at no additional cost to the user) design and performance characteristics that prevent the Year 2000 from resulting in abnormally ending and/or invalid/and/or incorrect result for licensees.
The software design, ensuring Year 2000 compatibility, includes data century recognition; calculations that accommodate Year 2000; and date-data interface values reflecting the century.
The warranty is limited to replacement software in a media format; [provided that the product(s) have not reached an end-of-life cycle by the Year 2000.
If a Novell network had files that became infected with a virus, it would be logical for an administrator to log-off all workstations connected to the server; then, use a clean workstation to disinfect that server. Once the administrator is finished, he could log the other workstations back on the server after each workstation is confirmed virus-free. However, what would you do if LOGIN.EXE itself became infected with a file virus? Any attempt to log-in and clean the server would prove futile, since the login process involves executing LOGIN.EXE (which contains the virus). Once a virus is executed, it enters memory. Once in memory, the virus cannot be cleaned.
Step 4 - 9 will not be necessary if an organization is using Command�s F-PROT Professional for Netware. This NLM (Netware Loadable Module) provides real-time protection for Novell Netware server systems.