VirusZ III 1.04b Release Info
Copyright © 2002-2021 by Georg Wittmann
Short: VirusZ III 1.04b - Antivirus Software
Author: firstname.lastname@example.org (Georg Wittmann)
Uploader: email@example.com (Georg Wittmann)
util/libs/ReqToolsLib.lha (required on AmigaOS4.x)
dev/debug/SegTracker.lha (recommended, only classic AmigaOS)
Architecture: m68k-amigaos >= 2.0.4
Download: VirusZ III v1.04b
Copyright © 1991-1999/2002-2021 by Georg Wittmann
Copyright ©1999-2001 by Dirk Stöcker
VirusZ is the last one of the classic antivirus programs for Amiga computers
that still gets updated (from time to time;-).
This is the first version that works on classic AmigaOS, MorphOS, AROS and
AmigaOS 4.x, but due to some limitations it's still a beta-release.
This archive no longer contains any of the required libraries, so please get
them from Aminet (locations are mentioned in the header of this textfile).
To ensure that you have downloaded an original version of VirusZ and not a
fake, you can use my PGP key (attached to the VirusZ.doc file) together with
the signatures included in the archive for verification. You can also
download a 100% safe copy of my PGP key from the homepage of Virus Help Team
Additionally, you should compare the file size of your VirusZ copy with the
one displayed in the programs 'About' information. They MUST match if you
didn't modify VirusZ yourself (eg. with a file compressor).
For any comments, bug reports, snapshots and/or if you have found some new
virus, contact the author at the following e-mail address:
1.04bChanges/Additions since 1.03b:
- Not a new author, just a new name: After marriage some years ago,
my family name is no longer Hoemann, but Wittmann.
- Added full recognition of AmigaOS 3.1.4, 3.2, 4.0 and 4.1 and
recognition of AROS to startup code and fixed self-test.
- Fixed several problems in (background) vector check:
a. Handles the two 512 kB ROMs correctly when running on AROS.
b. Handles the Kickstart modules area of AmigaOS 4.x correctly.
c. Uses FindTrackedAddress() instead of SegTracker when running
on AmigaOS 4.x for display and snapshots.
d. No more accesses to zeropage of m68k processors on AmigaOS 4.x
as there seems to be no way to do so without Grim Reaper.
e. Added support for special m68k library functions emulator code
of AROS and AmigaOS 4.x.
- Fixed problem in memory monitor: As there exist restricted memory
areas under AmigaOS 4.x, you can only have a look at regions that
are either registered in FindTrackedAddress() or located inside
- Some preferences of vector check and memory monitor are disabled
when running on AmigaOS 4.x as they don't make sense then.
- Fixed bug in device scanner that lead to wrong results with not
disk-based devices when running on AmigaOS 4.x.
- Added recognition of new AROS and AmigaOS system patches to the
vector check (at least for my configurations, feel free to send
snapshots of your non-standard vectors).
- Updated some stuff inside the internal GUI support code:
a. Calculation of window border sizes happens in a way compatible
with old OS versions and AROS / AmigaOS 4.x now.
b. Fixed size calculation of listview gadgets for both AROS and
AmigaOS 4.x as they differ a view pixels to older OS versions.
- Removed SegTracker 45.1 archive from distribution, get the latest
release (currently 46.1 written by Thomas Richter) from Aminet