Table of Contents Chapter 1 - Introduction Chapter 2 - Installation Chapter 3A+B - Using F-PROT Chapter 4 - Boot Record Support Chapter 5 - DOS Recovery Chapter 6 - Network Administration Appendix Home Technical Support


Congratulations on choosing Command AntiVirus for Windows NT for unsurpassed security against computer viruses! This online manual provides information on how to use the many helpful features that are included in Command AntiVirus.

Benefits of Command AntiVirus include:


For easy reference, Command AntiVirus for Windows NT manual is divided into seven chapters and an appendix.

Chapter 1 - Introduction

This chapter provides an overview of the product. It includes a list of features, conventions and system requirements. This chapter also contains a section detailing how to access additional product-related information from the Command Software Systems web site.

Chapter 2 - Installation

The Installation chapter covers both default installation and advanced installation of Command AntiVirus for Windows NT. It also shows how to update and remove Command AntiVirus. Additionally, the chapter provides information regarding the creation of emergency diskettes.

Chapter 3 - Using Command AntiVirus

Chapter 3 describes how to run Command AntiVirus on your workstation. Creating, customizing, scheduling, and executing virus scans are described. Additionally, instructions are provided both for running quick scans via right mouse support and for viewing scan results. This chapter also describes the toolbar, task menu and other displays.

Chapter 4 - Boot Record Support

This chapter describes disinfecting boot sector viruses using a DOS boot disk and our FIXDISK and FIXDSKNT utilities. It also covers the actions to take if you should encounter difficulty disinfecting a boot sector virus.

Chapter 5 - DOS Recovery

Chapter 5 describes Command AntiVirus command line switches and menu options that can be used in the DOS environment. If there is an emergency, the DOS Recovery chapter shows you how to use Command AntiVirus rescue disk.

Chapter 6 - Network Administration

The Network Administration chapter covers techniques for installing, updating and operating Command AntiVirus. Additionally, several administrator tools are explained. For instance, instruction is provided on how to prevent users from disinfecting files or scanning network drives. Preventing users from disabling DVP (real-time protection) is also covered in this chapter.


The Glossary provides definitions of virus terminology.


The Appendix contains several useful reference tools to enhance your use of Command AntiVirus. The references in the Appendix include a description of the Windows NT Event Viewer ID Messages, a list and description of the files on the installation disk, and a table of User and Administrator tasks.


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This indicates a tip of interest to network users.
Indicates a Windows NT 3.51-specific topic.
Indicates a Windows NT 4.0-specific topic.
Indicates a task that requires Administrator rights.
Courier DOS and NetWare commands and prompts appear in COURIER .

For example:


KEY + KEY The plus (+) sign between two keys indicates pressing both keys at the same time. For example, when asked to press CTRL+C, you will press and hold the control key, and then press the letter "c."
ITALICS A reference to another section in the manual will appear in italics.


To operate Command AntiVirus for Windows NT, you will need Microsoft Windows NT 3.51 or above installed on an IBM-compatible computer.



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