News Archives from 2000 (Jan 01 - Dec 31, 2000)
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    31 December 2000 - Latest News On New Amiga trojan found !!!
   Virus Help Denmark reports "There is some more info about the trojan
   that was found on the 27'th of December, we now know the name of the
   archive "dcs-4k.lha", and we know that the demo group has nothing to
   do with this. We also know that it is the same guy from Blackpool,
   England, (We have both a name and an adress), that released the other
   trojan "dkg-blum.lha". Maybe he is angry, that Santa forgot him this
   year....  Who can blame Santa for that :-)

    28 December 2000 - VHT-DK Report: Another New Amiga trojan found !!!
   Virus Help Denmark reports in part, "Today we recived a new 'lame'
   trojan.  This trojan will delete your "sys:" if you run the program.
   At this time non  of the anti-virus programs can detect this  trojan,
   but in the next update they  will be known.".  Please see VHT-Denmark
   or follow the link above for the viruswarning, called vht-dk93.lha.
   * Click here for VHT-DK Virus Warning vht-dk93 Readme
   * Subscribe online to the Virus Warnings Announcement list.

    19 December 2000 - VHT-DK Report: New Amiga trojan found !!!
   Virus Help Denmark reports in part, "Today we recived a new 'lame'
   trojan. This trojan will only execute it self if you have named
   your hard-disk "DH0" & "DH1"." The trojan is spread in  and archive
   with  the name "DKG-BLUM.LHA"."  Please see VHT-Denmark or follow
   the link above for the viruswarning, called vht-dk92.lha, here at
   Virus Help Team Canada. For virus alerts from vht-dk issued before
   Dec 19th, 2000, please see the VirusWarning.Guide v3.1 on the
   downloads page.
   * Click here for VHT-DK Virus Warning vht-dk92 Readme

    13 December 2000 - xpkmaster.library v5.2a User Package Released
   Dirk Stoecker released the latest XPK sharware library. New in this
   compression package, user edition v5.2a: added work-around to fix bug
   of OS3.5 installer.  The latest version can be found on the downloads
   page, or just follow the above link.

    05 December 2000 - xadmaster.library v9.0 Released
   Dirk Stoecker released his latest XAD sharware library. There are
   now, three seperate archives to choose from, each one packed for
   your specific CPU.  They can all be found on the downloads page
   by following the library links. The older version has been moved
   to the Archives Section.
   xadmaster.library [000]
   xadmaster.library [020]
   xadmaster.library [060]

    03 December 2000 - Amiga OS3.9 Almost Ready To Hit The Shelves
   Amiga Inc. has announced that it ships Amiga OS 3.9 on December 4, just
   in time for the holidays!  They have recently opened their 3.9 pages,
   and you can read up on the features, price and requirements, etc.

    29 November 2000 - New Amiga World Posted
   Amiga.org says Amiga Inc. has posted Issue #4 of Amiga World, which
   discusses Amiga's new SHEEP scripting language and the d'Amiga developer
   machine, and includes a profile of Vince Pfeifer, Amiga's vice president
   of operations.

    29 November 2000 - Executive Update 20001122
   Amiga.org says Bill has broken the silence and posted a new executive
   update. The update covers AmigaOS 3.9, the AmigaDE/SDK (update coming
   soon) and the World Of Amiga 2000 show.

    26 November 2000 - VirusExecutor v2.08 Available.
   The archive is named VirusExecutor208.lha, and can be found on
   the downloads page.  You can also find the new update on all the
   Virus Help Team's websites, with the possible exception of the Teams in
   Norway or The Netherlands. The update should also be available on Aminet
   within the next 24 hours. Changes in this new release is found in the
   readme file.  The VEPatchBrain has been updated to v1.25 in this release.

    25 November 2000 - VEPatchBrain v1.24 for VirusExecutor v2.xx
   Jan Erik Olausen has released a new PatchBrain v1.24, for his viri
   checking program VirusExecutor. This brain file can be used with any
   VE 2.xx version.  The archive is named VEPatchBrain124.lha, and can
   be found on the downloads page, and on VHT Denmark's website right now,
   or wait about 24 hours and get it from Aminet.  Changes since last version
   are found in the readme file.

    24 November 2000 - AmigaONE Forum at Amiga.com Closing
   This was posted at the AmigaONE discussion forum, on 23-Nov-2000:

   Name: Webmaster
   E-Mail: webmaster@amiga.com
   Date/Time: 11/23/2000 10:09 AM
   Subject: Forum closing
   As you are all aware, over the past few days and on numerous
   occasions there has been a substancial quantity of offensive
   material posted on this discussion board. In order to preserve the
   integrity of this forum, and uphold the reputation of the Amiga in
   general, this forum will be closing indefinately from 12:00am
   December 1st 2000. It is with sadness that I tell you this, but I
   feel that the evidence speeks for itself. The AmigaONE forum was
   set-up to deal with AmigaONE discussions, not this slanderous talk
   that we have been putting up with. There are other Amiga forums
   though. Visit www.amiga.org, where there is a spam-free forum.
   Regards, the Webmaster.

    21 November 2000 - VEPatchBrain v1.23 for VirusExecutor v2.xx
   Jan Erik Olausen has released a new PatchBrain v1.23, for his viri
   checking program VirusExecutor. This brain file can be used with any
   VE 2.xx version.  The archive is named VEPatchBrain123.lha, and can
   be found on the downloads page, and on VHT Denmark's website right now,
   or wait about 24 hours and get it from Aminet.  Changes since last version
   are found in the readme file.

    21 November 2000 - Amiga-News.de Has New Server
   Amiga-news (English) http://www.amiga-news.de/en/
   has changed url's. There is also a new link for Amiga Link Directory.

    19 November 2000 - VirusExecutor v2.07 Available.
   The archive is named VirusExecutor207.lha, and can be found on
   the downloads page.  You can also find the new update on all the
   Virus Help Team's websites, with the possible exception of the Teams in
   Norway or The Netherlands. The update should also be available on Aminet
   within the next 24 hours. Changes in this new release is found in the
   readme file.  The VEPatchBrain has been updated to v1.22 in this release.
   Also the quit message, when wanting to use a NTSC HiRes screen has
   changed.  Nice change!  Thanks Jan.

    16 November 2000 - VEPatchBrain v1.21 Version Number Conflict
   As we reported yesterday, there appears to be a possible version number
   conflict, from within the VE program.  I have since gotten an explanation
   from Jan, the programmer of VEPatchBrain.  Jan Erik Olausen reports
   "I just forgot to compile the file after changing the revison number...
   There will soon be a version 1.22 with new patches and I will get it
   right this time :)"  So, stay tuned to this news page, and we will
   announce the new VEPatchBrain v1.22 when released.

    15 November 2000 - PatchBrain v1.21 for VirusExecutor v2.xx
   Jan Erik Olausen has released a new PatchBrain v1.21, for his viri
   checking program VirusExecutor. This brain file can be used with any
   VE 2.xx version.  The archive is named VEPatchBrain121.lha, and can
   be found on the downloads page, and on Aminet and available at the
   other Virus Help Teams around the world.  There appears to be a possible
   version number conflict, from within the VE program.  When issuing the
   version command for the PatchBrain from the shell, I get the proper
   version 1.21, but when VirusExecutor starts up, the About Box, says
   the brain is version 1.20. I will be asking Jan about this.

    13 November 2000 - GeekGadgets FTP Has Moved
   This happened a while back, but some people may not realize the GG
   ftp repository has moved. to ftp.geekgadgets.org.  GeekGadgets welcome
   message states that all transfers are logged with your host name and
   email address. The GG ftp site can be found at ftp://ftp.geekgadgets.org/.

    04 November 2000 - Safe v14.4 Released
   Zbigniew `Zeeball` Trzcionkowski  released his latest freeware
   virus dicovering system.  Safe informs about attack and removes
   virus from memory if possible.  The archive is named Safe144.lha,
   and can be found on the downloads page.  New in v14.4 is the
   several mistakes fixed in the documentation, thanks to
   Bob Eron.

    04 November 2000 - Signed Amigart Tribute To Petro
   When I went to sign the Tribute to Petro, I noticed there were
   a few other Canadians that had wished him well.

    04 November 2000 - Amiga.org News Updates
   2000-11-03 Amigart Tribute To Petro
   Amigart has created a Tribute To Petro page where you can enter a
   message for Petro. For those who do not already know, Petro will
   be leaving at the end of the year.
   2000-11-02 Petro Retires
   After many years of service to Amiga, Petro has called it quits.
   At the end of this year Petro will retire from Amiga and Amiga
   Germany will close its doors as its inventory runs out. I think
   all we can say is thanks Petro and the best of luck in your
   future.

    31 October 2000 - Amiga.org News Updates
   2000-10-30 Amiga - Back with a Future!
   Craig Delahoy, a fellow AAC member has posted a great and very
   detailed show report from ACE2000 which covers all the major
   announcements. Oh, and it also has a screenshot of Photogenics for
   AmigaDE.

    29 October 2000 - Amiga.org News Updates
   2000-10-28 SDK 1.01 Update Now Available
   Its arrived, the first update to the SDK. To download the update
   login to the site using your support network ID and click on the
   developer or beta-tester tab and then SDK Updates. Select the
   update link and your download will begin. If you have any issues,
   please contact support@amigadev.net.
   2000-10-26 MUI 3.9 for MorphOS
   There appears to be a beta of MUI for MorphOS. You can download it
   from the MorphOS filearea.

    29 October 2000 - AmigaSDK For Windows Is Available
   The AmigaSDK for windows is now available for purchase from Amigas
   website.  Visit AmigaSDK website.

    29 October 2000 - Amiga.com Announces The AmigaOne.
   On October 21, 2000, in Melbourne, Australia, Amiga announced
   the first new Amiga hardware in over 6 years.  Read the complete
   AmigaOne Announcement.

    29 October 2000 - Latest News From Amiga.com
   The latest news articles are
   *  Amiga announced plans for its new specs for the AmigaDE
   *  A Note to the Community on the passing of Bob "Coz" Cosby

    29 October 2000 - Executive Update Posted Oct 21, 2000
   Regarding Amiga OS 3.9, updates to the Software Development Kit,
   and the AmigaOne. Read Bill McEwen Exec Update here.

    24 October 2000 - PatchBrain v1.20 for VirusExecutor v2.xx
   Jan Erik Olausen has released a new PatchBrain v1.20, for his viri
   checking program VirusExecutor. This brain file can be used with any
   VE 2.xx version.  The archive is named VEPatchBrain120.lha, and can
   be found on the downloads page, and on Aminet. It should shortly be
   available at the other Virus Help Teams around the world.

    12 October 2000 - Amiga Inc. New Executive Update
   Amiga.com's Executive Update can be found under the Oct 9th date,
   at the heading Regarding the Software Development Kit.

    12 October 2000 - News About The New Amiga ADE.
   Amiga Inc. is sharing the vision of the new Amiga Digital Environment
   by revealing precisely its important purpose, amazing advantages, and
   exciting future. More at Want to Know What Amiga is All About?

    04 October 2000 - d'AMIGA Demostration at Amiga.info Meeting
   On October the 18th, the Amiga user group Amiga.info, will be
   having Wonder Computers demonstrating the new Amiga developer
   machine, d'AMIGA, along with the SDK software. If you are
   interested in the new AmigaDE, and have yet to purchase the SDK,
   then please visit this meeting. Further details about these, vitit
   Amiga.info Developer Meeting, or d'AMIGA Developers Workstation.

    04 October 2000 - Safe v14.3 Released
   Zbigniew `Zeeball` Trzcionkowski  released his latest freeware
   virus dicovering system.  Safe informs about attack and removes
   virus from memory if possible.  The archive is named Safe143.lha,
   and can be found on the downloads page.  New in v14.3 is the
   addition of the spanish language to installer script, thanks to
   Damaso D. Estevez, and some small fixes.

    01 October 2000 - PatchBrain v1.19 for VirusExecutor v2.xx
   Released on Sept 27, 2000.  Jan Erik Olausen has released a new
   PatchBrain v1.19 for his viri checking program VirusExecutor. This
   brain file can be used with any VE 2.xx version.  The archive is
   named VEPatchBrain119.lha, and can be found on the downloads page,
   and on Aminet. It should shortly be available at the other Virus Help
   Teams around the world.

    26 September 2000 - PatchBrain v1.18 for VirusExecutor v2.xx
   Released.  Jan Erik Olausen has released a new PatchBrain v1.18
   for his viri checking program VirusExecutor.  This brain file can
   be used with any 2.xx version.  Changes since last version - Jan
   added IconTrace. The archive is named VEPatchBrain118.lha, and can
   be found on the downloads page, and on Aminet. It should shortly
   be available at the other Virus Help Teams around the world.
   Note: VirusExecutor v2.06 contains PatchBrain v1.18, so if you have
         already installed Jan's latest version, then you do not need
         this file.

    25 September 2000 - VirusExecutor v2.06 Available.
   The archive is named VirusExecutor206.lha, and can be found on
   the downloads page.  You can also find the new update on all the
   Virus Help Team's websites or on Aminet within the next 24 hours,
   if by chance someone is doing uploads to Aminet, while Jan Anderson
   of VHT-DK is on holidays. Changes since last version 2.06 - Jan
   fixed faulty lib versions, when starting VE if the 'Fast startup'
   flag was off.  Thanks Jan!

    24 September 2000 - VirusExecutor v2.05 Pref Settings.
   If you are getting messages on startup of VE, that says you need
   to update your libraries, and you know you have the latest ones
   installed, then here is a tip from Jan Erik Olausen, programmer
   of VirusExecutor.  Jan says: for now, turn on the fast startup
   flag from the prefs menu.

    23 September 2000 - VirusExecutor v2.05 Available.
   The archive is named VirusExecutor205.lha, and can be found on
   the downloads page.  You can also find the new update on all the
   Virus Help Team's websites or on Aminet within the next 24 hours,
   if by chance someone is doing uploads to Aminet, while Jan Anderson
   of VHT-DK is on holidays.  In regards to the new VE v2.05, I ran into
   a couple of statup messages that were telling me I had old libraries,
   and the About information is not reading the version numbers of my
   libraries properly. But once the program is loaded, and goes through
   its checks, the About Menu item, has the correct library versions.

    23 September 2000 - Jan Andersen of VHT-DK on Holidays.
   Jan said "After a very cold summer in Denmark, we are of to Rhodos
   (Greece) for a week of great sunshine, cold beer and lots of peace....
   I'll be back on Tuesday the 3 of October."  VHT-Canada, wishes him
   and his, a super-great and safe holiday.

    22 September 2000 - Amiga Watchdog Is Back.
   Amiga Watchdog is back, and now reworked to be fully compatible
   with all browsers!  AmigaWatchDogTM's is the original concept of
   Daniel Hutchinson. Find out what customers are saying about Amiga
   Retailers. Get the low down on retailers before buying online.
   AmigaWatchDogTM is devoted to making sure Amiga users make the
   right choice when buying products from a retailer.  It aims to
   expose shoddy companies for what they are and congratulate those
   companies that excel. Visit Amiga Watchdog

    21 September 2000 - MeterNet Teams with Amiga.
   Amiga.com announces this new relationship with MeterNet, to
   develop SimpleBox Internet Devices for Broadband.  Unlike other
   currently available devices, the SimpleBoxJID powered by Amiga
   contains an authorized Sun Virtual Machine, a high performance,
   memory efficient solution for running Java technology based
   media content.  MeterNet and Amiga are also developing a low
   cost Internet Radio Device for worldwide consumer markets
   targeted for release in early 2001.  Visit Amiga.com for the
   complete announcement at MeterNet Teams with Amiga.

    17 September 2000 - Safe v14.2 Released
   Zbigniew `Zeeball` Trzcionkowski  released his latest
   freeware virus dicovering system.  Safe informs about
   attack and removes virus from memory if possible.  The
   archive is named Safe142.lha, and can be found on the
   downloads page.

    17 September 2000 - VirusWarning.Guide v3.1 Available.
   A new update of VirusWarning.guide has been released today, by
   Virus Help Denmark. They have added all the last viruswarnings,
   and the code has been cleaned a lot and also added a few new
   things. The archive is named vht-vg31.lha, and can be found on
   the downloads page. This guide contains all virus alerts from
   VHT-DK issued prior to Sept 17th, 2000.  For ongoing virus and
   worm alerts, please see the Virus Alerts page.

    07 September 2000 - Safe v14.0 Released
   Zbigniew `Zeeball` Trzcionkowski  released his latest
   freeware virus dicovering system.  Safe informs about
   attack and removes virus from memory if possible.  The
   archive is named Safe140.lha, and can be found on the
   downloads page.

    07 September 2000 - Amiga.com - Taifun Video and
   Animation Special F/X Software Announced.  Amiga announced
   First Wildfire, Now Taifun.  They say WK Artworks and KDH
   Datentechnik announced on Sept 1st, that they have launched
   the development of Taifun for the new Amiverse, AmigaOne and
   all Amigable Computers. Taifun is the successor product to the
   award-winning video and animation special effects software
   Wildfire 7\PPC. The new software product is currently being
   developed using the Amiga Software Development Kit (SDK) and
   is making great progress.  Visit Amiga.com for the articles
   link at http://www.amiga.com/

    03 September 2000 - xadmaster.library v8.0 Released
   Dirk Stoecker released his latest sharware library.  The
   archive is named xadmaster80.lha, and can be found on the
   downloads page.  The older version has been moved to the
   Archives Section.

    03 September 2000 - Amiga - CheckX v1.79 Available
   Dirk Stöcker released his latest version of CheckX.  The
   archive is named checkx179.lha, and can be found on the
   downloads page.

    03 September 2000 - xfdmaster.library v1.34 Released
   Dirk Stoecker released his latest xfd library. The archive is
   named xfdmaster134.lha, and can be found on the downloads page.
   The older version has been moved to the Archives Section.

    03 September 2000 - VirusExecutor v2.04 beta Available
   The archive is named VirusExecutor204.lha, and can be found on
   the downloads page.  You can also find the new update on all the
   Virus Help Team's websites or on Aminet within the next 24 hours,
   thanks to Jan Anderson of the Virus Help Denmark.

    31 August 2000 - Amiga.com - Hyperion Entertainment
   Is Bringing The Coolest Games To The New Amiga
   Amiga.com announced yesterday, that renowned game developer,
   Hyperion, who brought Heretic II to Amiga, has announced a
   long-term partnership with Amiga to bring leading-edge game
   titles to the Amiverse.  For the complete story, and the
   initial list of titles being developed for Amiverse, visit
   http://www.amiga.com/

    29 August 2000 - 8x8 - Motaba-3, link virus found
   Virus Help Denmark reports that today they received information
   from about an infected archive that was on  Aminet  and has
   been released on Aminet CD-38. This archive is infected with
   the linkvirus named by xvs.library v33.23, '8x8 virus' and
   named by VT-Schutz v3.17 as 'Motaba-3 virus'.  Please see the
   Virus Warning Page, here at VHT-Canada, for the updated
   warnings, called vht-dk90.lha and vht-dk91.lha.
   * Click here for VHT-DK Virus Warning vht-dk90 Readme
   * Click here for VHT-DK Virus Warning vht-dk91 Readme

    27 August 2000 - Safe v13.9 Released
   Zbigniew `Zeeball` Trzcionkowski  released his latest
   freeware virus dicovering system.  Safe informs about
   attack and removes virus from memory if possible.  The
   archive is named Safe139.lha, and can be found on the
   downloads page.

    27 August 2000 - Amiga.com - IBM DeveloperWorks Gives
   Amiga Software Development Kit a Thumbs Up.
   Amiga.com announcement says In the second part of a series at
   the IBM DeveloperWorks Linux Library, the Amiga SDK is examined.
   The piece exposes the raw cross-platform power of the new Amiga
   Digital Environment. Visit Amiga.com for the articles link at
   http://www.amiga.com/

    22 August 2000 - HiSOFT Summersavers Final Offers
   One week left for the sale, and there are more discounts.
   o The Official Octamed 6 CD (Amiga) 1.95 GBP
   o Devpac 3 (Amiga) 12.95 GBP
   o Sisys 2.1 Remote Amiga with free Termite comms
     s/w (Amiga) 9.95 GBP
   Summersavers Sale address - http://www.hisoft.co.uk/

    25 August 2000 - Amiga.com - Ruksun Software Techologies
   Joins Forces with Amiga.  The progressive software firm is taking
   advantage of Amiga's hardware-agnostic Digital Environment in
   porting its two flagship products, Messenger Force and IMAP
   Force.  For the complete article from Amiga.com, visit
   http://www.amiga.com/corporate/082400-ruksun.shtml

    23 August 2000 - Amiga.com - Amiga Works with Red Hat
   to Provide the Foundation of the New Digital Content Universe.
   On Aug 22nd, Amiga.com announced that Amiga and Red Hat are
   working togather to provide the foundation for exciting games
   and consumer content for the desktop, set-top-box, game console,
   and handheld markete. To read more on what Amiga.com has to say,
   visit http://www.amiga.com/corporate/082200-redhat.shtml

    22 August 2000 - HiSOFT Summersavers New Offers
   HiSOFT announced on Aug 21, to compensate for the sell-outs,
   of some items, they've added the following Amiga items, and
   the Midi Book with Midi cables:
   o MediaMAGIC with free Octamed 6 CD  9.95 GBP
   o DiskMAGIC with free Four Weddings & A Funeral VideoCD 9.95 GBP
   o CrossDOS 7  34.95 GBP
   o TurboPrint 7.10  37.95 GBP
   o Making the Most of MIDI BOOK with 2 free MIDI cables 4.95 GBP

    17 August 2000 - Amiga and Infomedia Network
   Announce Strategic Relationship for New Interactive
   Set-top Boxes.  To read the complete Amiga.com article
   on the two firms announcement, of their intent to deliver
   the Amiga and its content on a new line a broadband
   interactive products, visit
   http://www.amiga.com/corporate/081600-infomedia.shtml

    15 August 2000 - A Note From Amiga's Dean Brown
   and Vice President Randall Hughes. In the latest Issue No.3
   of Amiga's Amiga World, the new Director of Hardware, Dean
   Brown, tells his story about being a hardware director.
   There is also a note from Amiga;s VP, in the executive
   editorial.  To read the latetes Amiga World, visit
   http://www.amiga.com/press/zine/8-1-00/

    13 August 2000 - Safe v13.8 Released
   Zbigniew `Zeeball` Trzcionkowski  released his latest
   freeware virus dicovering system.  Safe informs about
   attack and removes virus from memory if possible.  The
   archive is named Safe138.lha, and can be found on the
   downloads page.

    12 August 2000 - Bogus Prices at shareit.com
   Oli Wagner of Vapor.com, posted on Aug 5th, that he heard
   that someone created some fake entries for Vapor programs
   at the shareit.com registration service, with bogus prices.
   He asked people to please ignore those, ordering there will
   not produce any keyfiles.

   Oli also confirmed, that yes, there eventually will be a
   MorphOS native version of Voyager, the graphics broswer,
   from Vapor.com.  For updates on Oli Wagners messages,
   just finger him, at his vapor e-mail address, or visit
   the Vapor Website at http://www.vapor.com

    12 August 2000 - News Items at Amiga.org
   There are a few items at Amiga.org that look interestig.
   There is a SEAL-O-RAMA show, that is to take place on
   Sept 7th.  There is an announcement about a Free
   Playstation Emulator .008 Rev 2, and if you follow the
   link, it will tell you a number of things that are
   required to use it.  There also was a new Amiga search
   engine announced, but when the link was followed, the
   message at the site read: "We`re moving to a new server.
   So long our keywordsearch is out of order."  For the
   latest news from Amiga.org, visit
   http://www.amiga.org/index.shtml

    10 August 2000 - IBrowse Annoucements
   There was a note from the iBrowse Team, saying that
   "Stefan _is_ still working on iBrowse 2 with AmiSSL
   support."

    10 August 2000 - StrICQ Official Support Page
   Douglas F. McLaughlin, programmer of Stricq, an Amiga ICQ
   Client, has previously given the go-ahead for Nogfx to
   post his newly compiled version of StrICQ on his homepage.
   To check out the Support Page for Stricq, visit
   http://www.multimania.com/aubioane/stricq/stricq.html

    09 August 2000 - Amiga - Virus Help Denmark
   Announcement.  VHT-DK announced on their mailing list,
   that they have redone the look of their homepage.  They
   have kept everything the same, but have done away with the
   frames.  To check out Virus Help Denmark, visit
   http://www.vht-dk.dk

    08 August 2000 - Amiga - Amiga President Bill McEwen,
   writes a short letter to the Amiga Community, about their
   European plans and dispels some interesting rumors.
   To read Bill McEwen's Executive Update, go to:
   http://www.amiga.com/corporate/080800-mcewen.shtml

    08 August 2000 - Amiga - Paul Nolan Joins the Amiga
   Team.  Paul Nolan is founder and CEO of Paul Nolan Software
   Inc., and creator of the Photogenics graphics manipulation
   program.  Read more about Amiga's additon, at:
   http://www.amiga.com/corporate/072900-nolan.shtml

    01 August 2000 - Amiga - CheckX v1.77 Available
   This program by Dirk Stöcker, was released last June 30th,
   2000, but had not been available here.  The archive is named
   checkx177.lha, and can be found on the downloads page.

    01 August 2000 - Amiga - VirusSlayer II v1.00 beta
   This program by Martin Zemblowski, was released last January
   7th, 2000, but had not been available here.  The archive is
   named vs-2_100.lha, and can be found on the downloads page.

    25 July 2000 - Amiga - Corrected VC-NG version nos.
   I have changed the version number on VirusCheckerNG
   to show v1b7, rather than the previous 1.0B7.  The
   only place you will visually see the change is on the
   donwloads page, and in the readme file.  The binary and
   binary PGP sig, do not require changes.

    21 July 2000 - Amiga - Safe v13.6 Released
   Zbigniew `Zeeball` Trzcionkowski  released his latest
   freeware virus dicovering system.  Safe informs about
   attack and removes virus from memory if possible.  The
   archive is named Safe136.lha, and can be found on the
   downloads page.

    15 July 2000 - Amiga - xvs.library v33.23 Released
   Alex first released the library to the viruschecker2 mailing
   list. The archive is named xvslibrary3323.lha, and can be
   found on the downloads page. For more information on joining
   the viruschecker2 forum, see the miscellaneous section on the
   About Us page. Older version can be found in the Archives.

    14 July 2000 - Amiga - xvs.library v33.22 Released
   Alex first released the library to the viruschecker2 mailing
   list. The archive is named xvslibrary3322.lha, and can be
   found on the downloads page.

    29 June 2000 - Amiga - xadmaster.library v7.0 Released
   Dirk Stoecker released his latest sharware library.  The
   archive is named xadmaster70.lha, and can be found on the
   downloads page.  The older version has been moved to the
   Archives Section.

    29 June 2000 - Amiga - xfdmaster.library v1.33 Released
   Dirk Stoecker released his latest xfd library. The archive is
   named xfdmaster133.lha, and can be found on the downloads page.
   The older version has been moved to the Archives Section.

    25 June 2000 - Amiga - VT v3.17 Available
   System Requirements: All Amigas with OS2.04 or higher
   This new Virus Test (VT-Schutz) will find the new Motaba
   linkvirus.  The archive is named vt317k.lha, and can be
   found on the downloads page.

    25 June 2000 - Amiga - VT v3.17 dok Available
   These are German Documentation only, for VT v3.17.  The
   archive is named vt317dok.lha, and can be found on the
   downloads page.

    25 June 2000 - Amiga - Safe v13.5 Released
   Zbigniew `Zeeball` Trzcionkowski  released his latest
   freeware virus dicovering system on the 21st, but was
   not available until today.  Safe v13.5 will detect the
   new linkvirus named "Motaba".  The archive is named
   Safe135.lha, and can be found on the downloads page.
   
    05 June 2000 - Amiga - Safe v13.3 Released
   Zbigniew `Zeeball` Trzcionkowski  released his latest
   freeware virus dicovering system.  The archive is named
   safe133.lha, and can be found on the downloads page.

    04 May 2000 - Amiga - xadmaster.library v6.1 Released
   Dirk Stoecker released his latest sharware library.  The
   archive is named xadmaster.lha, and can be found on the
   downloads page.

    04 May 2000 - Amiga - xfdmaster.library v1.32 Released
   Dirk Stoecker released his latest xfd library. The archive is
   named xfdmaster.lha, and can be found on the downloads page.

    09 April 2000 - Amiga - Virus Warning Guide v3.0
   Available. The archive is named vht-vg30.lha, and can be found
   on the downloads page. This guide contains all virus alerts
   from Virus Help Denmark, issued prior to April 9, 2000.  For
   ongoing virus and worm alerts, please see the Virus Alerts
   page.

    01 April 2000 - Amiga - VirusExecutor v2.03 Available
   The archive is named VirusExecutor.lha, and can be found on
   the downloads page.

    07 March 2000 - Amiga - VirusCheckerNG Preview v1.0B7
   Released.  Alex released a beta version of the new VC-NG
   program to the viruschecker2 mailinglist. The archive is named
   VirusCheckerNG.lha, and can be found on the downloads page.
   The NG Preview carries this warning:
   : "This is a preview! beware! it is not finished and some
   :  functions don't work or might contain bugs! use at your
   :  own risc!"
   For more information on joining the viruschecker2 forum, see
   the miscellaneous section on the About Us page.

    07 March 2000 - Amiga - VirusZ II v1.45 Final Release
   Georg Hormann has released the final version of his VirusZ
   program.  Further development will be handled by Dirk Stoecker
   in the form of the program VirusZ III. This VirusZ II v1.45
   Final Release is found in the same archive as the VirusZ III
   program. The archive is named VirusZ.lha, and can be found on
   the downloads page.

    07 March 2000 - Amiga - VirusZ III v0.94b Available
   A new beta of Dirk Stoeckers VirusZ III is available on the
   downloads page. This v0.94beta archive, includes the VirusZ
   II v1.45 Final Release. The archive is named VirusZ.lha, and
   can be found on the downloads page.

    05 March 2000 - Amiga - xvs.library v33.21 Released
   Alex first released the library to the viruschecker2 mailing
   list. The archive is named xvslibrary.lha, and can be found
   on the downloads page. For more information on joining the
   viruschecker2 forum, see the miscellaneous section on the
   About Us page.

    20 February 2000 - Amiga - Virus gallery added to VHT-DK
   site.  If you have ever wondered what a virus looks like when
   it hits, or what your viruskiller of choice displays when it
   catches a virus, then wonder no more. The VHT-DK team compiled
   some screengrabs showing both of these taking place. You can
   find it on the Amiga page of the VHT-DK site,
   http://www.vht-dk.dk/

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   Miscellaneous

    28 November 2000 - Jean Chretian is Canada's Elected Prime
   Minister.  Once again we have a Liberal government run under
   Jean Chretian. He was voted in last night in our countries elections,
   for another four year term in office. The Canadian Alliance Party under
   Stockwell Day, came in second.  Not too shabby for a newcommer.

    27 November 2000 - Canadian's Vote For New Prime Minister
   We go to the polls today to elect our new Prime Minister.  Common
   belief, is that the Liberals will win, but with a minority government.
   Time will tell, eh?

    26 November 2000 - Update: The Author of Ping is Reported Dead
   I noticed a followup in the Nanog Archives by a poster that posted:
   "Something I found.."
   http://www.mdnewsnet.com/mnn_top_stories/fire_police_news.html
   Follow the above link, if you would like to read the Police / Fire News
   article on the Maryland News Network. It is titled I-95 Accident Claims
   Life, Churchville, Md.

    24 November 2000 - Nanog Archive: The Author of Ping is Reported Dead
   This is a followup of the previous Slashdot.org entry.  The Nanog
   Archive poster, says "I haven't been able to confirm this, but I
   haven't been able to reach Mike."
   For you interest, these are the related URl's:
   1) Mike Muuss Homepage
      http://ftp.arl.army.mil/~mike/
   2) Mike Muuss homepage for "The Story of the PING Program"
      http://ftp.arl.army.mil/~mike/ping.html"

    24 November 2000 - The Author of Ping is Reported Dead
   Slashdot.org has an article by CmdrTaco on Thursday November 23rd,
   2000 from the Nanog Archive, dated 2000-11-21: "Mike Muuss, the author
   of the PING program used on networks everywhere, died last night in a
   traffic accident on US route 95 in Maryland. He was an alumnus of Johns
   Hopkins." CmdrTaco says, "It seems appropriate on Thanksgiving to thank
   a man who created something that we all rely on every day."

    18 November 2000 - VHT-Canada Cosmetic Changes
   I have decided to keep only two archives of the binary files. If later
   versions are required by visitors, they will need to contact the authors
   of the software, directly. Also made a few other cosmetic changes, that
   would not be visible to vistiors.

    11 November 2000 - Canadian War Veterans Day
   Today Canada remembers all the brave people who fought and helped
   out in the backgroud, during the Second World War.

    01 November 2000 - Virus Help Team Norway Announcement by Helge Syre.
   The homepage of Virus Help Team - Norway, is presently replaced by
   a simple page in norwegian that says welcome to my new homepage.
   It will be replaced by the correct page when I get my Amiga up and
   running again. ( there is some problems with OS 3.5, I can't get
   it installed, the machine crashes when I try to run the install
   program.) So please beare (sp????) with me a while longer, possibly
   to the new year, but then I must be online again.

    15 October 2000 - VHT-Canada Changes.
   Some changes were made to the directory structure on our site,
   but should not be noticeable to visitors.  If problems arise with
   any links, please send feedback to the Webmaster. Thankyou.

    10 October 2000 - More New Pages Available on VHT-Canada.
   The other viruschecking programs now have their own pages,
   along with the VirusWarning.Guide. All homepages for the vivi
   programs, now have links to the latest update on the downloads
   page, including direct links to all libs and files, needed to
   run each virus checking program.  This does not include carrying
   MUI that is required for VirusSlayer II, but there is a direct
   link to search Aminet for MUI v3.8.  Newest additions are:
   * CheckX by Dirk Stöcker
   * Safe by Zbigniew `Zeeball` Trzcionkowski
   * VirusSlayer II by Martin Zemblowski
   * VirusWarning.Guide by Jan Andersen, of Virus Help Denmark

    10 October 2000 - First Snowfall.
   Today, while having eggs, ham and homefries at the local Chances-R
   Restaurant, it started to snow.  Hubby is on a weeks holiday, so we
   went out for breakfast.

    05 October 2000 - New Pages Available on VHT-Canada.
   There are now seperate pages for information on a few virus
   checking programs.  The binary programs will still be downloaded
   on the Downloads Page.  Available seperate pages are for the
   programs such as:
   * VirusChecker II by Alex van Niel
   * VirusExecutor by Jan Erik Olausen
   * VT-Schutz (VirusTest) by Heiner Schneegold
   * VirusZ II & III by Georg Hvrmann & Dirk Stvcker

    03 October 2000 - State Funeral Held In Montreal For Former
   Canadian Prime Minister, Pierre Elliot Trudeau.  People of all ages
   and walks of life attended the ceremonies.  Among the guests was
   Trudeau's long time friend, Marc Lalonde and also Cuba's leader,
   Fidel Castro.  Justin gave quite a beautiful speach about his dad.

    03 October 2000 - Jan Anderson Back Home In Denmark.
   After a week of holiday in Rhodos, Greece, Jan announced that he's
   back...... ;)  Welcome home Jan, and our prayers goes out to you and
   your family member for a healthy recovery.

    03 October 2000 - Corel, Microsoft Forge Strategic Alliance.
   Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, Corel Corp., which once tried to go toe to
   toe with Microsoft Corp., announced an alliance on Monday with the
   world's largest software company in a deal worth $135 million.
   The alliance would see Corel products like CorelDraw and WordPerfect,
   and even the Linux operating system, become available on the .NET
   platform, but the companies provided few other specifics. For a
   complete story, visit Corel, Microsoft Forge Strategic Alliance.

    01 October 2000 - Pierre Elliot Trudeau Dead, Just Shy Of His
   81st Birthday.  Canada's former Prime Minister, known as PET, died
   Thursday, September 28, 2000.  Stories relating to the Trudeau's
   Life and Times, can be found under these headings.
   * CNN
     Trudeau, charismatic former Canadian premier, dies at 80
     PM Chronological Biography:Pierre Elliot Trudeau
     Descriptive Biography
   * Canoe.CA
     Pierre Trudeau dead at 80

    01 October 2000 - Cowpland Joins Zim Advisory Board.
   Michael Cowpland has agreed to sit on a small Ottawa company's new
   advisory board, the former Corel Corp. boss's first professional move
   since he left the software maker last month.  Read the complete
   artcle at Former Corel boss on 5-member team.

    22 September 2000 - Teen Jailed For Hacking NASA.
   A teen-ager was sentenced to six months in jail Thursday after
   pleading guilty to federal charges of hacking into NASA computers
   that support the International Space Station.  The teen, now 16,
   also admitted he had illegally entered a Pentagon computer system,
   intercepted 3,300 e-mail transmissions and stolen passwords.
   Visit the MSNBC report at Teen Jailed For Hacking NASA.

    22 September 2000 - First Handheld Virus Deletes Apps.
   A new era in computer vulnerability began Friday
   morning when the first-ever virus for handheld organizers struck. A
   patch was made available Friday afternoon, but experts warned the
   virus could continue spreading.  To read the complete MSNBC article,
   visit First Handheld Virus Deletes Apps.  Also there are
   links to virus reports on the Virus Warnings Page, here at
   VHT-Canada.

    19 September 2000 - Malaria Poised To Make Canadian
   Comeback.  One case of mosquito-borne malaria has been reported
   in Toronto and many more have cropped up in the northeastern
   United States along the Canada-U.S. border, says a tropical
   disease expert from the Harvard Medical School.  Read the
   National Post article by Tom Spears of the Ottawa Citizen, by
   visiting News / Malaria poised to make Canadian comeback

    19 September 2000 - CryptoRights Benefit - The RSA
   Expiration Party!  A major party to celebrate the RSA patent
   expiration will be held on Thursday, September 21, at the Great
   American Music Hall in San Francisco. Admission is free, but
   donations to benefit the CryptoRights Foundation are appreciated.
   To read CryptoRights Foundation's particlulars, visit
   The Big RSA Patent Expiration Party.

    14 September 2000 - PlayStation2 modification irritates
   Sony.  ZDNet has an article on sept 7th, that says "shortages
   and pent-up demand could encourage chipping. Sony doesn't
   approve."  Read the complete article at
   http://www.zdnet.co.uk/news/2000/35/ns-17739.html

    02 September 2000 - Ontario, Canada: Park Issues E-Coli Water
   Alert.  The National Post has an article for anyone in the Thousand
   Islands area this long weekend.  It states in part, "Long-weekend
   visitors to the St. Lawrence Islands National Park are being advised
   to bring their own water supply after E.coli was discovered in the
   water in several of the islands public-access wells."  To read the
   article, visit http://www.nationalpost.com/headlinescan/

    30 August 2000 - Virus Hits Handheld Computers
   For First Time.  Steven Chase, of the British Columbia Bureau of Globe
   and News, has a report.  He has comments from Michael Murphy, general
   manager of Canadian operations for Symantec Corp., maker of Norton
   antivirus software and other programs.  The report says in part,
   "The first virus aimed at PalmPilot-style handheld computers has hit the
   Internet, and experts are warning users to brace for far more malicious
   programs targeting the popular gadgets."  To read the complete 'Virus
   hits handheld computers for first time' article, visit
   http://www.globetechnology.com/summary/News.html

    30 August 2000 - Anti-Virus v5.0 detects and disinfects
   Palm_Liberty.A Trojan.  F-Secure Corporation (HEX: FSC) announced today
   the immediate availability of protection against the recently discovered
   Palm_Liberty.A Trojan which targets the Palm Operating System. The Trojan
   is generally installed on a PalmOS device from a host computer during a
   HotSync operation. It can also be beamed from one Palm device to another
   via infrared.  F-Secure Anti-Virus v5.0 detects and disinfects this Trojan
   during synchronization operations, using the latest update available from
   http://www.F-Secure.com.

    25 August 2000 - Federal Agencies to Make Sites Accessible To
   Disabled.  This report comes from Carrie Johnson of The Washington Post,
   on making the Net disabled-friendly. To read the complete article, visit
   MSNBC address at http://www.msnbc.com/news/450528.asp

    22 August 2000 - Added some PC and Macintosh Links.  Some
   additions were made to the Downloads and About Us pages. There were more
   links and help files added, to the Macintosh and PC sections.

    18 August 2000 - Submitted VHT-Canada to the Open Directory
   Project. The ODP is a web directory of Internet resources. Once an editor
   reviews the submitted URL, they may at their discretion, submit it into
   the directory. The submitted and accepted site, will then be included in
   ODP's partners search engines. Partners, are such search engines as Alta
   Vista, Google, Hot Bot etc. This may take anywhere from several weeks,
   to several months.

    17 August 2000 - Submitted VHT-Canada to the Northern Lights
   Search Engine service. The notice after submission said it could take up
   to six weeks to get listed, and not all submitted sights get into the
   listing.

    17 August 2000 - Canadian Alert: Killer Bees Arriving in Canada
   on Transport Trucks and ships. Veronique Mandal, of the National Post,
   has an article that starts "African killer bees are hitching rides to
   Canada on transport trucks and ships, and, in the next five years will
   colonize this country, says Dr. Medhat Nasr,an apiculturist and biologist
   at the University of Guelph, Ontario."  For the Aug 17th headline, at The
   National Post, visit http://www.nationalpost.com/headlinescan/

    15 August 2000 - Fun Re-aranging News/Viri Pages. The Subject
   says it all. ;)  I had some security patches on the news page, when they
   should have been on the Virus Warnings page, due to security issues
   involved.  Posted new news and hoax stuff, at the same time.

    11 August 2000 - Submitted VHT-Canada to
   Amiga.org Search and News Service at http://www.amiga.org/

    11 August 2000 - Shadow-Realm Creations Made The URL Changeover
   for VHT-Canada. Now Virus Help Team Canada, can be accessed with the
   proper site address of vht-can.  A big thankyou to to our webspace
   providers.

    11 August 2000 - Followups to the FBI's Carnivore and how
   Hackers Still Pestering the Defense Dept. For the latest followups from
  SANS Online, visit http://www.sans.org/newlook/home.htm

    08 August 2000 - Humans: West Nile Virus May Be in Canada
   The CTV NewsNet, our 24hour TV News Channel, has been issuing warnings,
   that there is a mosquito and dead bird alert. We are to be protecting
   ourselves from mosquito bites, and to notify Health Canada, or The
   Ministry of Health, if we happen upon any dead birds.  For the time
   being, this alert effects southern Ontario, Canada.
   
   TORONTO (Reuters) - The deadly mosquito-borne West Nile
   virus, responsible for killing about 10 people in North
   America, may have found its way to Canada, an infectious
   disease expert said on Monday.  For this Reuters Article,
   point your browser to:
   http://news.excite.com/news/r/000807/20/science-canada-westnile-dc
   
   To find the answers to such questions as: What is West Nile
   virus?,  What is the likelihood of West Nile virus infecting
   Canadians?,  How is WN virus spread?  Who is at risk of
   contracting WN virus?,  then check out The Canadian Bureau
   of Infectious Diseases at:
   http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/hpb/lcdc/bid/wnv/index.html

    04 August 2000 - More on the FBI's Carnivore
   Carnivore, is the Federal Bureau of Investigation's
   e-mail surveillance tool.  In July the FBI told Congress
   Carnivore is designed to intercept data from the electronic
   mail of a criminal suspect by monitoring traffic at an
   Internet service provider.  The Electronic Privacy
   Information Center (EPIC), wants the FBI to disclose how
   it works.  On Wednseday, a federal judge ordered an
   emergency hearing on EPIC's request for the immediate
   release of details on Carnivore.
   SANS Institute has Follow-Up: FBI Caves on Carnivore
   URL: http://www.sans.org/newlook/home.htm

    01 August 2000 - Site Changing to VHT-Canada. The Virus Help
   Team Netherlands Canadian broswer-friendly site, is being changed to
   solely a Canadian Team. Alex van Niel, CEO of vht-NL, and myself, will
   initially be making up this new team, and will be working hand-in-hand
   with each other.  Presently, we are in a waiting mode until Shadow-Realm
   Creations, who so kindly supplies this webspace, to change the URL to
   point to the new sites address of: http://vht-can.shadow-realm.org/

    29 July 2000 - Hubby Came home with Air Conditioner.
   The normal saying goes, If you can't stand the heat, get out of the
   kithchen.  But in this case, an airconditioner was the solution. :)

    27 July 2000 - Hubby Made Supper :)
   Talk about a great news bleep, eh?  I was very busy doing my things here,
   so I guess he thought he would not get any nourishment, unless he tackled
   the hot kitchen and made something. Nice to eat his cooking for a change
   Nicer yet, not to have to enter the heat in there. ;)

    27 July 2000 - Submitted VHT-NL - Canada to Campaigns
   Today, submittals were put in, and requests were made,
   to have the Canadian site of Virus Help Team - Netherlands
   listed in a number of campaigns.  These being:
   a) Viewable With Any Broswer campaign - They carry a list
      of actual sites that are taking part in the campaign,
      and I thought it would be nice if we were listed too.
   b) Made On Amiga - The request was made to be listed under
      Organizations > Other.  They must first checkout this
      site, and then if it pasts their scrutiny, it will be
      added to the MoA list.
   c) Authored On Amiga - Request has to be done by e-mail,
      where I asked to be listed in the Misc/Other Section.
      This site is quite old, and was not updated since 1998,
      so says the homepage, but maybe this site will get into
      the New Sites section.
   d) Amiga Web Ring - Did all the submissions, and placed the
      webring ID on the entry pages, here at VHT-NL.  It may
      be a while for the web ring to operate, since the owner
      of the webring, who will be adding us to the ring, is
      away on holidays till after Aug 18th.
   e) Built With Amiga Software - Did not need any further
      intervention, than to have the icon and link on VHT-NL.

    23 July 2000 - Canadian VHT-NL Site Complete
   Last night, all uploads were completed.  The search engine
   for the Canadian site has been updated to take into account
   the new location.

    20 July 2000 - Canadian VHT-NL Changes Server
   Shadow-Realm is now the host of the VHT-NL Canadian Browser-
   friendly site.  We are in the process of uploading pages
   and files.

    17 July 2000 VHT-NL Canadian Browser-Friendly Site
   Updated.  We now have seperate sections on the news and viri
   warnings pages, in order to keep Amiga, PC, Mac and General 
   in their own section.

   We have also added a java-free web chat room.  This may be
   of benefit to those members whom belong to the viruschecker2
   mailing list, to keep in contact and to chit-chat.  We are
   aware that not all people have a seperate IRC program to
   use.  Make plans to meet each other and chat, while sipping
   on your hot cup of tea.

   You may notice also that there is now a link on each page to
   our PGP Security section.  The newest addition besides the
   live chat, is our Search Page.  This service is quite good,
   and can search VHT-NL site, or you can also put in a query
   and search the web.

    01 July 2000 - Canadians - July 1st Canada Day
   Today Canada celebrated it's 133rd birthday. Go Canada!!!

   |||||     ./\.
   |||||  _|\|  |/|_  H A P P Y  133 rd  B I R T H D A Y
   |||||  \        /
   |||||   }_/||\_{   Greetings from C-eh?-N-eh?-D-eh?  ;)

    13 June 2000 - All archives now have a .sig for each.
   The purpose is to verify that the actual binary has not been
   tampered with in any way, while on the server.  You will of
   course need to add the keyfile to your keyring.  All the
   keyfiles we have available are on the PGP Security page.

    06 June 2000 - Pretty Good Privacy (PGP) Section Added.
   Since files will have PGP digital signatures, I thought
   it would be handy to have a page set aside for PGP. We
   are in the process now of making digital signatures and
   MD5SUM checksums for all downloadable files.

    03 June 2000 - Fixing links for pictures because some
   of them were not showing up on my husbands Internet Explorer
   v4.01 browser.  A picture should be beside each of the D
   links.  If it happens that you do not to see a picture beside
   one of the D links, or a box beside the D link when graphics
   is turned off, could you please send me feedback with the
   D link page address. It will be in the format of desc.html#
   where there is a particular name after the #. ie #name-here.
   Thankyou!

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