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CIH VIRUS SCHEDULED TO activate AGAIN on Wednesday, August 26

Command Software Systems Continues to Offer Free Protection

From this Potentially Lethal Virus


JUPITER, FL (Business Wire) -- August 25, 1998 -- Paving the way in anti-virus detection and disinfection software, Command Software continues to offer a downloadable Command AntiVirus ™ utility free of charge to anyone concerned about the threat of the CIH virus, next scheduled to activate on August 26, 1998. This potentially lethal virus, expected to trigger each month on the 26th day, continues to pose a serious threat to anyone operating in a Windows 95 / Windows 98 environment.

There are currently four reported variants of CIH, one of which has been officially classified as "in-the-wild" as of July, 1998. At a recent Anti-Virus Product Developers (AVPD) meeting, it was reported that there were only a few attacks in July, 1998, probably because the trigger date of July 26 was on a Sunday. AVPD is an anti-virus consortium sponsored by the International Computer Security Association (ICSA). Research indicates that the ability of the CIH virus to affect flash memory is extremely hardware specific.

"As part of our commitment to anti-virus protection, we are continuing to make it available at no cost to the public," said Dyan Dyer, President and CEO of Command Software Systems. "To access your free copy of the Command AntiVirus utility for the CIH virus, visit the company's Web site at"




Command Software Systems, Inc., one of Inc. magazine�s 500 fastest growing private companies, develops, markets and supports the most efficient and effective anti-virus software solutions in the world. Incorporated in 1984, the company has offices in the United States and Europe, and markets directly through a network of established dealers and security integrators worldwide. For more information about Command Software Systems, Inc., call (800) 432-9147 or visit our Web site at



PRESS CONTACT: Command Software Systems, Inc.

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