Table of Contents Chapter 1 - Introduction Chapter 2 - Installation Chapter 3A+B - Using CSAV in DOS Chapter 4a+b - Using CSAV in Windows Chapter 5 - Integrity Checking Chapter 6 - MBR Support Chapter 7 - Network Administration Home Technical Support Chapter 8 - Frequently Asked Questions


Congratulations on purchasing Command AntiVirus for DOS and Windows. Please take a moment to complete the enclosed registration card to insure your access to our BBS, FTP, and web site. Completing this card also allows us to notify you of regular product updates. Command AntiVirus is a comprehensive virus protection program that:

You do not have to be an experienced computer user to take full advantage of the protection offered. Command AntiVirus with DOS and Windows interfaces is very easy to use.


The Command AntiVirus for DOS and Windows manual is divided into nine chapters.

Chapter 1 - Introduction

This chapter provides an overview of the product including a list of features, conventions, and system requirements. Chapter 1 also contains details on accessing additional product-related information from Command Software Systems' web site.

Chapter 2 - Installation

Chapter 2 contains information about installing Command AntiVirus in either a DOS or Windows environment. This chapter also provides details on disinfecting a virus discovered during installation and creating a rescue diskette.

Chapter 3 - Command AntiVirus in DOS

Chapter 3 details the steps for scanning and removing viruses in DOS both from the command line and the program's DOS-based menu. This chapter also contains information about VIRSTOP, a Terminate and Stay Resident (TSR) program that provides continuous background scanning in DOS sessions.

Chapter 4 - Command AntiVirus in Windows

This chapter details the steps for scanning and removing viruses in Windows. Chapter 4 also contains information about DVP (Dynamic Virus Protection), an important part of the program that provides continuous background scanning in the Windows environment.

Chapter 5 - Integrity Checking

Chapter 5 covers the importance of integrity checking as part of your anti-virus strategy and describes Check and CS-TSR, the two programs that manage integrity checking.

Chapter 6 - MBR Support

This chapter contains information about FIXDISK, an important utility that provides for the disinfection of Master Boot Records (MBR) and boot sectors.

Chapter 7 - Network Administration

Chapter 7 contains valuable techniques regarding the installation, upgrade and operation of Command AntiVirus. This chapter also contains information about NOVCAST (for NetWare® networks) and BANCAST (for Banyan® Vines® networks) which are TSR programs that you can use to broadcast notification of a detected virus infection.

Chapter 8 - Frequently Asked Questions

This chapter contains answers to questions you may have during troubleshooting.

Chapter 9 - Glossary

The Glossary defines the terms that you need for a solid understanding of anti-virus systems.


The best way to control Windows functions is using a mouse. With that in mind, the manual uses the following conventions:
SELECT Point at the selected icon or line of data and click.
CLICK Press the left mouse button once.
DOUBLE-CLICK Press the left mouse button twice rapidly.


Indicates an area that requires special attention.
Indicates a DOS-specific topic.
Indicates a Windows-specific topic.
Indicates a helpful tip.
This indicates a tip of interest to network users.
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."A reference to another section in the manual will appear in italics.
CSAV Abbreviation for Command AntiVirus.


Command AntiVirus for DOS requires an IBM PC or compatible with one hard drive, DOS 2.0 or later, at least 512K of RAM, and approximately 1.5 MB of hard disk storage.
Command AntiVirus for Windows is compatible with versions of Windows 3.1 or Windows for Workgroups 3.11 or later. A minimum of 4MB of hard disk storage is also required.
You can use Command AntiVirus on a workstation connected to a Windows NT, NetWare, 3Com, or Banyan Vines network.



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