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                              By Alex van Niel

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   [Information from Virus Help Denmark]
   For about 2 years ago John Veldthuis sold the source code for
   VirusChecker to David Dustin. But David never had the time to update
   VirusChecker. So David did a great thing, he offered the source code
   to Virus Help Denmark for free, and they accepted the offer and went out
   looking for a programmer that could update the new VirusChecker. They
   found a guy in Holland, that is a member of the new team behind Virus
   Help Team Netherlands. The guy is Alex van Niel, and has done a great
   job with updating VirusChecker.
   [Note from Virus Help Team Canada]
   VirusChecker-II can now unpack ZIP archives to virustest the files
   inside. Just go to the VirusChecker II Links below, to find the
   directions, using the XAD package from Dirk Stöcker.

   Virus Help Team Denmark has thanked Alex for the great job he has
   done, and VHT-Canada would also like to give our personal thanks too.
   We would also like to give our personal thanks, as did Virus Help
   Denmark, to David Dustin, for giving the code to VHT-DK, and to
   John Veldthuis as the original programmer of VirusChecker.

   * All Amigas with OS2.04 or higher
   * xvs.library
     Copyright Georg Hörmann, Alex van Niel and Jan Erik Olausen
   * xadmaster.lha (recommended to virustest ZIP archives)
     Copyright Dirk Stöcker
     Not included within this archive
     [Available on the VHT-Canada download page]

   VirusChecker II uses the 'xvs.library' to find and remove viruses.
   Make sure that you always have the latest version installed on your
   system. Press the 'About' gadget in the VirusChecker II menu to see
   which version you are using.

   Contact info for programmer of VirusChecker II and VirusCheckerNG
   Programmer:    Alex van Niel
                  Billie Holiday straat 116
                  2551 WK Den Haag
                  Contact: VHT-Netherlands Contact Form
   Press here to get my PGP public key.

                            About Xvs.library
                     The eXternal Virus Support Library
        Copyright Georg Hörmann, Alex van Niel and Jan Erik Olausen

   [Information from Virus Help Denmark]
   The entire XVS software package is written and copyright 1997-99 by
   Georg Hvrmann. During December 1999 to June 2001, Alex van Niel took
   over programming. Additional changes and updates during June 2001 and
   onwards are copyright 2001 Georg Hörmann and Jan Erik Olausen.

   This Library contains all the virus recognition and removal code that
   was formerly included in VirusZ. This step has been taken for one
   major reason: VirusZ can be updated fast without releasing the whole
   package every week by simply releasing a new library version.
   So simply install the library in this archive to your LIBS: drawer
   to get 100% protection against the latest viruses.
   Right now there are a few anti-virus that uses the xvs.library to
   find and remove the nasty viruses. Here are the names:
   VirusZ II & III - VirusChecker II - VirusExecutor - VirusSlayer II
   CheckX - Safe.

   [Note from Virus Help Team Canada]
   Andrew Bell uses Xvs.library in Voodoo-X, which is the GUI for the
   XAD package from Dirk Stoecker.

   You can contact the programmer at this address:

   Georg Hoermann
   Martinswinkelstrasse 16c
   82467 Garmisch-Partenkirchen
   Email: contact form
   * Georg's public PGP key

                          VirusChecker II Links

   * Downloads Page has: VirusChecker II and VirusCheckerNG
                         Free Keyfile released 19-Aug-2001
                         Pick whichever XAD (recommended) matches your CPU
                         (used to virustest ZIP archives)
                         xadmaster.library [000]
                         xadmaster.library [020]
                         xadmaster.library [060]

   * Unpacking ZIP archives so VirusChecker can virustest the files inside
     NOTE: Dirk's XAD package will unpack a ZIP archive for VirusChecker to
           virustest. Just follow these directions:
     a) get the XAD package (remember this is shareware)
     b) install xadmaster.library and accompaning files
     c) place the c: directory files in c:
        there will be a file called 'c:xadunfile'
     d) start VirusChecker and go to the archive options
     e) add/edit for ZIP:
          Name:    ZIP
          Offset:  0
          Data:    PK
          Command: c:xadunfile "%s" "%s"
     f) save your settings, and you will be finished
   * Authors VirusChecker II Homepage
   * Authors VirusChecker II Mailinglist Forum
   * Subscribe Online to VirusChecker II Mailinglist (Yahoo! Groups)
     The VirusCheckerII mailinglist was created to aid users of the
     program Virus Checker II when they have problems, and also for
     use of any other virus related problem. We will also deal with
     problems with other virus killers. This Amiga specific list is
     also open to other platform users.
   * Alex van Niel's Personal page at Virus Help Team Canada
     This is a silly little page put up for Alex. Hopefully it will
     give most of you a giggle.
   * VirusChecker II Homepage at Virus Help Denmark.
     VHT-DK also has Scandinavia Registrations and screen-shots of
     VirusChecker II finding the "Happy New Year 98" link.virus

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