Quote:>Are there any virus scanning progams that check out OS/2 binaries? A local
>bbs won't put any up (software) till they are able to scan it, HELP!
>Is there any history of any viruses in OS/2?
Use standard DOS scanning utilities (e.g. McAfee's tools, Norton
AntiVirus, Central Point's utility, etc.) or IBM's family mode (both
DOS and OS/2) virus scanning utility (something like $35 for unlimited
site license). There's no need to have a special OS/2 virus scanner
-- virus scanning is fairly straightforward (just checking for
There is no history of OS/2 viruses thus far that I'm aware of (as one
IBMer put it recently, "There hasn't been a market for them so far").
For various reasons OS/2 is likely to be more resistant than DOS to
viruses (see the FAQ List for information on why this might be so),
but no system is virus proof.
Read the OS/2 FREQ. ASKED QUESTIONS LIST, avail. | Timothy F. Sipples
/pub/os2/general/faq, or via netmail from server | Dept. of Economics