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


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For easy reference, Command's F-PROT Professional for Windows NT manual is divided into seven chapters.
  1. 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.

  2. Chapter 2 - Installation

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

  3. Chapter 3 - Using Command's F-PROT

    Chapter Three describes how to run Command's F-PROT Professional 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.

  4. 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.

  5. Chapter 5 - DOS Recovery

    Chapter Five describes Command's F-PROT Professional 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 howto use Command's F-PROT Professional rescue disk.

  6. Chapter 6 - Network Administration

    The Network Administration chapter covers techniques for installing, updating and operating Command's F-PROT Professional. Several administrator tools, such as restricting users from disinfecting files, scanning network drives and how to prevent users from disabling DVP (real­time protection), are described.

  7. Chapter 7 - Glossary

    The Glossary provides definitions of virus terminology.

  8. Appendix

    The Appendix contains several useful reference tools to enhance your use of Command's F-PROT Professional. The references 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 requiring Administrator rights to perform.

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's F-PROT Professional for Windows NT, you will need Microsoft Windows NT 3.51 or above installed on an IBM-compatible computer.



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