News Archives from 2001 (Jan 01 - Dec 31, 2001)
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    26 December 2001 - New Safe v17.6 Available
   Zbigniew `Zeeball` Trzcionkowski  released his latest freeware virus
   dicovering system. Safe informs about attack and removes virus from
   memory if possible. This latest update can be found by following the
   above link.
   New in v17.6
   - nothing
   WatchDog v1.5:
   - Harrier generic memory removal
   - Vaginitis clones generic memory detection
   Integrity v1.0:
   - first working GUI-based version of integrity checker

    21 December 2001 - VHT-DK: Antivirus Programmer Poll Has 10 Days Left
   The poll for the Amiga antivirus programmer that has done the most for
   the Amiga scene in 2001, was started Oct 21st. Since it only runs to the
   end of this month, please head over to vht-dk and place your vote. Once
   per day voting is allowed.

    17 December 2001 - VHT-Denmark Latest News
   Virus Help Denmark announced that new virus translations have been
   added to the Amiga Virus Encyclopedia.

    16 December 2001 - Holiday Giving Idea From VHT-Canada
   How about sending a little something, to some of the Amiga programmers
   that have supported you through the years. Even if you just choose your
   two or three favorite or most useful programs. Over the years a number of
   our Amiga programs have gone from sharware to freeware. Maybe it it time
   to say 'thanks for a job well done.'  You will surely be blessed !!
   ... Jesus is the reason for the season, but Amiga users are the reason
   Amiga programmers hammer away at their keybords getting stuff out to us.

    16 December 2001 - XAD Unpacks ZIP Archives For VirusChecker To Test
   For quite some time, VirusChecker has been unable to unpack and virustest
   any ZIP archives. I have now managed to unpack .zip archives quite nicely
   with Dirks XAD shareware package. Please remember to support all our
   excellent Amiga programmers, even if their particular program has gone
   from shareware to freeware. You may not realize what a God-send they
   are, until something goes wrong.  Thanks !!
   These directions will always be available on the VirusChecker links page
     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-II and go to the prefs
     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

    16 December 2001 - XAD Unpacks ZIP Archives For VirusZ To Test
   For quite some time, VirusZ has been unable to unpack and virustest any
   ZIP archives. I have now managed to unpack .zip archives quite nicely
   with Dirks XAD shareware package. Please remember to support all our
   excellent Amiga programmers, even if their particular program has gone
   from shareware to freeware. You may not realize what a God-send they
   are, until something goes wrong.  Thanks !!
   These directions will always be available on the VirusZ links page
     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 VirusZ and go to the archive options
     e) add/edit for ZIP:
          Name:    ZIP
          Offset:  0
          Data:    'PK'
          Command: c:xadunfile %f %P
     f) save your settings, and you will be finished

    09 December 2001 - New Xvs.library v33.37 Released
   Georg Hörmann and Jan Erik Olausen, have released the latest version of
   the antivirus External Virus Scanner Library. This new update of the
   xvs.libary can find and remove the new Bobek-3 linkvirus, and also more
   stuff added to the xvs.library.

    08 December 2001 - Both Virus Test Files Availalble on Links Page
   Both of the Virus Test files, that can be used to test the usefullness
   of your anti-virus software, are now available on the Links Page.
   W A R N I N G: These testfiles are not for the faint of heart
   Virus Test Files available are:
   * EICAR Virus Test File at Virus Help Denmark
   * TestVirus Test File at Dirk Stoecker's Anti-Virus Site

    08 December 2001 - EICAR Virus Test File at Virus Help Denmark
   The EICAR test file is designed for users and administrators who want
   to check the proper operation of their anti-virus software without
   using actual viruses. This file is very much like what the TestVirus
   file does. It works with our Amiga Anti-Virus software, as well at the
   PC. This file is only available from the Virus Help Denmark site.
   There is now  permanent link to this file on our Links Page.

    08 December 2001 - VHT-DK Warning: New 'Bobek-3 linkvirus' Found
   Virus Help Demark says a new linkvirus has been found a few days ago,
   we are not sure if this virus is in the wild. It was send to directly
   to Zbigniew Trzcionkowski (The programmer of Safe). Zbigniew received
   one infected file. This new virus, is a clone of the "Bobek-2" linkvirus,
   and is named "Bobek-3". This is able to disable the antivirus programs,
   We do not know if this virus was released in any way, so if you get a
   requester poping up, telling you that something is trying to disable
   the xvs.library, please let us know.
   This is what we know of the virus:
   Virus name: Bobek-3
   Virus Type: Linkvirus
   Virus size: about 2.000 bytes (Uses polmorphic engine)
   Follow the above link for viruswarning - file is named vht-dk112.lha.
   * Click here for VHT-DK Virus Warning vht-dk112 Readme
   * Subscribe online to the VHT-DK Virus Warnings Announcement list.

    08 December 2001 - VHT-DK Warning: Two Trojan's Found On Aminet
   This is an update to the December 6th warning from Aminets MOTD.
   Virus Help Demark says two archives found on Aminet contains a new
   trojan. It is said to be AGA demos, but if you run these demo's on a PC
   using 'WinUAE', your system will be deleted. These 'trojan demos' comes
   from a Polish demo group. Why they would program something like this, I
   don't know.
   This is some info about the two archives:
   Trojan name... : AME-DSD Trojan (Name might be changed later)
   Trojan name... : PSL-KMJ Trojan (Name might be change later)
   ------------ Code start -----------------------
   Warning!!! UAE System for lamers detected!!!
   -  System will reboot after mouse button...
   run c:delete s:startup-sequence force quiet >NIL:
   ------------ Code end -------------------------
   Follow the above link for viruswarning - file is named vht-dk113.lha.
   * Click here for VHT-DK Virus Warning vht-dk113 Readme
   * Subscribe online to the VHT-DK Virus Warnings Announcement list.

    07 December 2001 - Virus Checking Testfile Released And Online
                             W A R N I N G !!!
          [ These testfiles are not for the faint of heart ]
   Zeeball (Anti-virus programmer of Safe), and Dirk Stoecker (Anti-virus
   programmer of CheckX and other Amiga programs), have released a VirusTest
   file. This archive includes a set of testfiles for virus checkers. These
   files will be reported as virus infected if your anti-virus system is
   properly installed. As Zeeball and Dirk says, if your software does not
   report back that the files are virus infected, you should update or
   change your system. If you are ready to test how well your anti-virus
   stacks up, follow the subject link above. Be sure to read everything.

    02 December 2001 - Safe v17.5 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 Safe175.lha, and can be found
   on the downloads page, by following the above link.
   New in v17.5
   - fixed stealth warning - now it is switched off by default, type 'SAFE
     SW' to check for stealth engines in memory (AFAIR someone asked for it,
     but I had some trouble with modem and mailbox, so sorry)
   WatchDog v1.4:
   - small fixes
     There might still be bug with 060 caches - please report if WatchDog
     crashes on any 060 boards. (as above, someone has reported)
   Integrity:
   In one sentence:
   I had no time to do anything in that topic, however in the bonus
   directory you can find beta version, but I take no responsibility for it,
   but, of course, please report all possible bugs you get in muForce and so
   on...
   * French and Polish Documentaion for Safe
   * Click here for SafeDocs-Extras v1.0
   * Click here for SimpleHTML to read Safe Docs

    02 December 2001 - VHT-DK: Antivirus Programmer Poll In The Last Month
   The poll for the Amiga antivirus programmer that has done the most for
   the Amiga scene in 2001, was started Oct 21st. Since it only runs to the
   end of this month, please head over to vht-dk and place your vote. Once
   per day voting is allowed.

    20 November 2001 - Update Report on Ottawa Amiga Show With Pics
   Amiga.info (pronounced Amiga dot info), has an update of the time we
   had at the Ottawa Amiga Show that we attended on Sat Nov 17th, 2001.
   They also have some pictures on the OAS site, if you'd care to take a
   peek. All in all we had a good time and got to put some faces to people
   I know. Best part for me, was my winning ticket for a NewTek DigiView
   system from Wayne Schaler of Cinereal Pro-Video, one of the sponsors of
   the show. As far as I know, this was the first video digitizer for our
   Amiga, and in production before the DCTV digitizer.

    20 November 2001 - ReqTools Library v39.3 by AROS Team Available
   The Reqtools.library is needed by a few anti-virus programs, and is
   available at VHT-Canada. This in the updated version done by the AROS
   Team. The archive contains only the library! For all the other stuff
   like prefs program, catalogs you still have to download ReqToolsUser
   unless you have it already!
   New in v39.3:
   - Fixed some bugs which were introduced in V39.2.

    18 November 2001 - Chatroom Open To Visitors of All Virus Help Teams
   We have been busy modifying the chatroom. The link will now be available
   on all the various Virus Help Teams around the world.  The same rules of
   conduct apply. You can use the [ Click here to Exit ] link, to go to your
   choice of Virus Teams. Please fill in the two quick ballots found on the
   exit screen, as it will give us valuable information on how we are doing.
   Most important, have fun and Enjoy!

    18 November 2001 - MUI Security Bug-Fix (update)
   Since the time of the original release of Jörg Strohmayer, having come
   up with a fix for all MUI programs, there has been a few public posts
   by other interested parties. David 'zapek' Gerber, of Vapor, has quite
   a few comments that are well worth reading by any Amiga MUI user. Either
   finger zapek@vapor.com or visit http://v3.vapor.com/?finger=zapek by
   following the above link.  My personal decision after reading Zapek's
   comments, was to remove the newly installed muilowlevel.library done
   by Jörg Strohmayer.

    13 November 2001 - Amiga-news News: MUI Security Bug-Fix (Update)
   In case any mui users did not notice this posted at Amiga-News, I thought
   I'd let any interested parties know that Jörg Strohmayer has done a
   security fix (muilowlevel.library 19.10) for Stefan Stuntz v19.9
   muilowlevel.library.
   Joerg Strohmayer wrote in part:
         "This patch protects all MUI-programs but not all
          other programs that use APIPE or AwnPIPE."
   * Jörg Strohmayer page with muilowlevel.library Security Fix
   * Serious security leak in  Internet programs? (Amiga-News)

    11 November 2001 - Safe v17.4 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 Safe174.lha, and can be found
   on the downloads page, by following the above link.
   New in v17.4
   - added new version of HTML document
     (thanks to Herve Dupont for decompression!)
   - fixed default tool to be more OS conform
     (thanks to Harry Sintonen for hint)
   - fixed ROM recalc in VECS/S
     (thanks to Harry Sintonen for the report)
   - fixed little bit the stealth detector
     (if you get "suspicious actions" message each time you execute Safe
      please report)
   * French and Polish Documentaion for Safe
   * Click here for SafeDocs-Extras v1.0
   * Click here for SimpleHTML to read Safe Docs

    11 Novemver 2001 - VHT-Denmark Latest News
   Virus Help Denmark announced that new virus translations have been
   added to the Amiga Virus Encyclopedia.

    10 November 2001 - Major Escape Sequence Exploit In MUI
   The Internet News section of Amiga.org has this posted by Wayne Martin:
   Warning: A major exploit in MUI internet software has been found, The
   exploit would allow commands to be executed on your machine. Everything
   from STRICQ to YAM is effected, although a fix for YAM is coming soon.
   So far Vapor has confirmed its applications such as AmIRC etc are not
   succeptable to this exploit. To help prevent the use of this exploit on
   your system, make sure PIPE: and similar PIPE devices are not mounted
   on your system. You may also wish to rename or password protect your
   important system commands such as delete, format and so forth.
   * abraxis Security Advisory 2001-08-11 Escape Sequence Exploit

    08 November 2001 - Corrected VirusWarning.Guide v3.4a Available
   Jan at Virus Help Denmark put in some extra work, and corrected the
   couple of text errors in the original guide, first released yesterday.
   The version 3.4 has been completly replaced with the new v3.4a one, so
   it is not in the archive section on the site. The archive is named
   vht-vg34a.lha, and can be found on the downloads page.
   - Thanks Jan :)

    07 November 2001 - VirusWarning.Guide v3.4 Available
   A new update of VirusWarning.guide has been released today, by Virus
   Help Denmark. The archive is named vht-vg34.lha, and can be found on
   the downloads page.
   Side note from VHT-Canada:
   a) The readme is not available for this version
   b) Within the guide, it states that the unpacked size is 391.474 bytes,
      when actually the size for v3.4 is 391.696 bytes when unpacked
   c) The guides link button will not go to the vht-dk106 section, as there
      is a space between the '@' and the 'node' text. To correct this, you
      can edit the guide in a text editor, and delete the space between the
      two characters. Either you can go to line 9569 or do a search for
      '@ node', without the quotes, to find the extra space.

    28 October 2001 - VHT-DK Warning: New 'Harrier A linkvirus' Found
   Virus Help Demark says a new virus is found. As far as we know, it has
   not been spread in the wild. This new virus, named "Harrier A" was able
   to disable the antivirus programs, but with  the new xvs.library v33.36,
   this in no longer possible, due to the new security stuff in the
   xvs.library code.
   Follow the above link for viruswarning - file is named vht-dk111.lha.
   * Click here for VHT-DK Virus Warning vht-dk111 Readme
   * Subscribe online to the VHT-DK Virus Warnings Announcement list.

    28 October 2001 - VHT-Denmark Latest News
   Virus Help Denmark announced that new virus translations have been
   added to the Amiga Virus Encyclopedia.

    27 October 2001 - Three Translations of Safe Docs Released
   Zbigniew `Zeeball` Trzcionkowski released English, French and Polish
   documentation for his freeware virus discovering system Safe.
   New as of 27-Oct-2001
   - English docs
   - French docs added
   - Polish docs added
   NOTE from Virus Help Team Canada:
   For those people who would like to read the .htm doc from the workbench,
   there is a Workbench Project icon, with the default tool of SimpleHTML.
   The archive that containes SafeDoc icons is called SafeDocs-Extras10.lha
   SimpleHTML, which is programmed by Sebastian Bauer, allows you to view
   HTML files offline. It supports small subset of the HTML tags, but quite
   useable with any docs I have used it with. An html.datatype which is
   required to view any pics, is available on Sebastian Bauer's SimpleHTML
   Site. Sebastian's viewer also requires AmigaOS 3.x, due to the use of
   the datatype to view any pics.
   * Click here for SafeDocs-Extras v1.0
   * Click here for SimpleHTML
   * Search Aminet for SimpleHTML
   * Sebastian Bauer's SimpleHTML Site
     Latest Version: simplehtml.lzx (36K) Version: 0.17 (14.07.01)
     Beta Version:   html-dt.lzx    (27K) Version: 0.17 (14.07.01)

    25 October 2001 - New Xvs.library v33.36 Released
   Georg Hörmann, the original author of the XvsLibrary has come back on
   board with his excellent antivirus External Virus Scanner Library. Georg
   and Jan Erik Olausen (JEO) are currently developing xvs.library together,
   but this update was done by Georg alone. In the future, Jan Erik and
   Georg will keep the library up-to-date together.

    25 October 2001 - Amiga.org Status Updates
   Wayne Hunt reports that "Due to circumstances beyond our control,
   Amiga.org is temporarily unavailable. On this temporary page, we will
   place status updates for the reconstruction of the site." Wayne said
   there is apparently some confusion out there as to why they are asking
   for donations to reconstruct Amiga.org... All these questions were
   previously answered on the former Project XTR page, so he placed it
   back online. Keep in mind that Project XTR was started before the
   problems of October 20th, but is now more important than ever.
   * Project XTR page back online

    25 October 2001 - VHT-Denmark Amiga Anti-virus Programmer Poll Open
   Virus Help Denmark announced a new poll on Oct 20, 2001. This poll is
   is to vote for the Amiga antivirus programmer that has done the most for
   the Amiga scene in 2001. The poll will run to the 31 of December 2001,
   and you can only vote once a day
   * Click here for all the latest vht-dk news

    18 October 2001 - Fundraising Project XTR Pages Now Online
   Amiga.Org reports that "Project XTR is an attempt at raising funds to
   provide a new, higher capacity dedicated server for Amiga.org. The goal
   of this campaign is to purchase a new Cobalt model XTR server to either
   host, or provide load balancing for the current system." Amiga.org is
   currently taking contributors by any method possible, and if everyone
   gives a little, then we all gain a lot. :)

    14 October 2001 - VirusExecutor v2.22 Released
   Jan Erik Olausen released a new version of his virus killer. The archive
   is named VirusExecutor222.lha, and can be found on the downloads page, by
   following the above link. For changes since last version, see the readme
   file. JEO says "There will soon be a Bobek 3 virus out, so be at alert...
   If the Bobek 3 also hides in a Installer script, VirusExecutor will say
   so..."
   * VirusExecutor Homepage at Virus Help Team Canada
     Has links to all files required and recommended to run VE2.22

    12 October 2001 - New Xvs.library v33.35 Released
   Jan Erik Olausen (JEO), released a new XvsLibrary. The archive is named
   xvslibrary3335.lha, and can be found on the downloads page, by following
   the above link.
   News for 33.35:
	- Added Bobek 2 Installer 1 Data virus.

    11 October 2001 - VHT-DK Warning: New Installer Of Bobek2 Found
   Virus Help Demark says the trojan will install the known 'Bobek 2'
   linkvirus. It has been on Aminet for about 4 month, but is has been
   removed now. So if you have installed the archive CoolBall.lha, it is
   a very good idea to check your system with an updated antivirus program
   and also the newest update of the 'xvs.library'.
   Follow the above link for viruswarning - file is named vht-dk110.lha.
   * Click here for VHT-DK Virus Warning vht-dk110 Readme
   * Subscribe online to the VHT-DK Virus Warnings Announcement list.

    10 October 2001 - Safe v17.3 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 Safe173.lha, and can be found
   on the downloads page, by following the above link. Zeeball says "..new
   Safe contains informaton about the (CoolBall.lha) archive, but seems all
   the people who has to be infected probably already are :-("
   New in v17.3
   - added new versions of CHECK and COMP, now they support <CTRL>+C, so
     any wrong operation can be easily interrupted
   - added warning:
   There has been discovered new installer of old BOBEK2 linkvirus! It has
   been on Aminet for quite long time, and as I heard it even reached Exec
   cover CD. The archive containing the dropper of this virus is called:
   Name: CoolBall.lha
   By:   Patrz Podnogi (accoriding to funny readme in very poor english)
   File: Ball/Install - installs BOBEK2 linkvirus in memory
   This archive is said to be cool backdrop for WB, but the included
   installer is mixed with dropper of BOBEK2. Same technique has already
   been used with Bastard linkvirus.
   Please check your systems with recent AV software as this virus is quite
   buggy at all! The installer script recognition will be included
   in next xvs.library release.
   Thanks to Marcin Lewandowski for reporting.
   Thanks to Jan Andersen for the archive.

    02 October 2001 - Safe v17.2 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 Safe172.lha, and can be found
   on the downloads page, by following the above link. Zeeball says "Please
   report any strange things with my programs. Oki?"
   New in v17.2
   - small fixes
   - added WatchDog 1.1 with very unknown bug fixed and improved security.

    02 October 2001 - ReqTools Library v39.2 by AROS Team Available
   The Reqtools.library is needed by a few anti-virus programs, and is
   available at VHT-Canada. This in the updated version done by the AROS
   Team. The archive contains only the library! For all the other stuff
   like prefs program, catalogs you still have to download ReqToolsUser
   unless you have it already!

    30 September 2001 - Safe v17.1 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 Safe171.lha, and can be found
   on the downloads page, by following the above link. Zeeball says "See
   you in SafeII unless someone reports bug in this one :-o I'm still
   waiting!"
   New in v17.1
   - changed all text output to PutStr(),
   - added security mechanism that will react in case of xvs.library
     deactivation,
   - fixed installer script to avoid crashing WinUAE and to really replace
     old file with new one,
   - added to package initial releases of my new AV tools which
     prospectively become components of new anivirus called MILL.
     Check them out as they already are functional.
     Please let me know how they work on your configurations.
     Special thanks to Soenke Freitag for letting me continue and release
     his private integrity checker!

    27 September 2001 - VHT-Denmark Latest News
   Virus Help Denmark announced that mew virus translations have been
   added to the Amiga Virus Encyclopedia.

    21 September 2001 - Safe v17.0 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 Safe170.lha, and can be found
   on the downloads page, by following the above link. Zeeball has signed
   the files with PGP. To get more of an insite on what PGP can do for you,
   visit Virus Help Team Canada's PGP Page, and get your copy.
   Zeeball's PGP key has also been added to our list of PGP online keys,
   which are available on the above page.
   New in v17.0
   - fixed PatchWork hit at EasyRequest()
   - added another security mechanism that should be able to detect actions
     of packet based stealth engines.
     Thanks to Jan Andersen (for HANF).
   - signed the most important stuff with PGP
     My pubkey will be on VHT-DK/VHT-CA sites, but as for the fist time it
     is also in bonus directory.
     Thanks to Charlene McNulty for idea, help, and especially for
     the DiskMaster menus.
   - my new Aminet uploader is Jan Andersen

    17 September 2001 - xfdmaster.library v39.13 / Rel1.36 Available
   Dirk Stoecker released his latest xfd library. The archive is
   named xfdmaster136.lha, and can be found on the downloads page.
   The older version has been moved to the Archives Section.

    14 September 2001 - Safe v16.9 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 Safe169.lzx, and can be found
   on the downloads page, by following the above link. The ZeebsVS patch has
   been removed. Sadly to report, this may be the last, or one of the last
   versions of Safe.  I personally want to thank Zeeball for the effort and
   concern he has put into this modified archive, and cleaning out the text
   that had offended me. Much appreciated !!
   Thankyou Zeeball - Charlene @@@->->-
   Special Note: This version of Safe has been packed with LZX instead of
   LhA. LZX is available from Aminet, and works similar to LhA. Another way
   to unarchive the file, is by using the excellent XAD package. The XAD
   package is shareware, but well worth the small investment.
   * See Safe Homepage at VHT-Canada for unarchiving instructions.
   New in v16.9
   - cosmetic changes
   - removed most of offending texts
     Thanks to Charlene McNulty for paying attention.
   - removed ZeebsVS as I have shown what I had to
     Thanks to Dirk Stoecker for paying attention,
     thanks to Georg Hoermann for reaction!

    10 September 2001 - builtwithamiga.org Taken Over By Non-Amiga Owners
   If you have a BuiltWithAmiga link on your site, you may be interested to
   know that the BWA domain name had expired, and now belongs to others.
   www.builtwithamiga.org now points to an "adult" site. Since we at VHT-CAN
   had the above site address in our links, we have now changed them to point
   to the BuiltWithAmiga Mailing List.

    10 September 2001 - Safe v16.8 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 Safe168.lha, and can be found
   on the downloads page, by following the above link.
   New in v16.8
   - cosmetic changes
   - added Zeeb'sVS v1.1

    08 September 2001 - Safe v16.7 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 Safe167.lha, and can be found
   on the downloads page, by following the above link.
   New in v16.7
   - added italian strings to installer script,
   - fixed stupid bug with my new VECS
   Also...
   - This version patches functions of xvs.library with Zeeball's own
     additional routines, using his ZeebsVS program
   - Safe Recognizes all files infected with HITCH-HIKER 5.00!

    07 September 2001 - VHT-Denmark Latest News
   Virus Help Denmark announced that mew virus translations have been
   added to the Amiga Virus Encyclopedia.

    05 September 2001 - VirusExecutor v2.21 Released
   Jan Erik Olausen released a new version of his virus killer. The archive
   is named VirusExecutor221.lha, and can be found on the downloads page, by
   following the above link. For changes since last version, see the readme
   file. Includes the new Xvs.library 33.34
   * VirusExecutor Homepage at Virus Help Team Canada
     Has links to all files required and recommended to run VE2.21

    05 September 2001 - New Xvs.library v33.34 Released
   Jan Erik Olausen (JEO), released a new XvsLibrary. The archive is named
   xvslibrary3334.lha, and can be found on the downloads page, by following
   the above link.
   News for 33.34:
	- Replaced the Hitch-Hiker 5.00 detection/removal code.
	  Thanks to Georg Hörman for writing a better code ;)
	- Cleaned up some code. Got some tips from Georg.
	  So the library is a bit smaller now...
	- For developers: Added XVSLIST_DATAVIRUSES to xvsCreateVirusList()
	  so that you can view data viruses as well.

    04 September 2001 - New Xvs.library v33.33 Released
   Jan Erik Olausen (JEO), released a new XvsLibrary. The archive is named
   xvslibrary3333.lha, and can be found on the downloads page, by following
   the above link.
   News for 33.33:
	- Fixed 2 bugs in Hitch-Hiker 5.00 removal + improved checking.
	  Thanks to Thomas Klein for reporting the bugs.
	- Removed Sinister Syndicate 1/2 and French from the
	  bootblock recog. They were harmless.
	  Thanks to Dirk Stöcker for telling me.

    02 September 2001 - VEPatchBrain v1.38 for VirusExecutor Available
   Jan Erik Olausen has released a new PatchBrain for his viri checking
   program VirusExecutor. This brain file can be used with any VE 2.xx
   version. For changes since last version, read the readme file.

    02 September 2001 - New Xvs.library v33.32 Released
   Jan Erik Olausen (JEO), released a new XvsLibrary. The archive is named
   xvslibrary3332.lha, and can be found on the downloads page, by following
   the above link. For changes since last version, see the readme file.
   News for 33.32:
   	- Argh... Fixed major bug in Hitch-Hiker 5.00 removal.
   	  The virus was removed, but the file was not fixed.
   	  Thanks to Jean Holzammer for reporting this bug.

    30 August 2001 - Safe v16.5 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 Safe165.lha, and can be found
   on the downloads page, by following the above link.
   New in v16.5
   - added possibility to change name of safe on installation.
     It was necessary - new viruses like HH50 and SMEG2b refuse to infect
     Safe file. This trend will surely remain, so now Safe gives the user
     the easy way avoid that.
     Big thanks for Antonio Noguera, who did this improvement!
     This is piece of good work - even better I expected!
   - removed some outdated info from html documentation
     Note that the most useful information is here and in NewShit.guide.
     Thanks to Michael Hendren for paying attention.
   - removed SMEG2/PENETRATOR removals as xvs.library recognizes them now
   - added analyze of HitchHiker5.00 the most advanced polymorphic bastard
     in the Amiga universe

    30 August 2001 - New Xvs.library v33.31 Released
   Jan Erik Olausen (JEO), released a new XvsLibrary. The archive is named
   xvslibrary3331.lha, and can be found on the downloads page, by following
   the above link. For changes since last version, see the readme file.

    23 August 2001 - Safe v16.4 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 Safe164.lha, and can be found
   on the downloads page, by following the above link.
   New in v16.4
   - totally reworked VECS option, which now allows to see the most
     interesting task fields!
   - finally fixed all BUGS with 000 processors
   HitchHiker 5.0 is on the wild! Please wait for more detailed information
   and AV-software from Vht-Dk. Markus Schmall said he will take a look at
   this one.

    23 August 2001 - Hitch-Hiker 5.00 Virus Info Update
   VHT-DK Announcement list says "It seems like this new Linkvirus "Hitch-
   Hiker 5.00" virus is a bit smarter that we thought. It can change in
   size, and look. And we has not aware of this, but we are working hard to
   get the problem solved. As soon as we have solved the problem, a new
   update of the xvs.library will be released. So stay tuned........"

    19 August 2001 - VirusExecutor v2.20 Released
   Jan Erik Olausen released a new version of his virus killer. The archive
   is named VirusExecutor220.lha, and can be found on the downloads page, by
   following the above link. For changes since last version, see the readme
   file.
   * VirusExecutor Homepage at Virus Help Team Canada
     Has links to all files required and recommended to run VE2.20

    19 August 2001 - New Xvs.library v33.30 Released
   Jan Erik Olausen (JEO), released a new XvsLibrary. The archive is named
   xvslibrary3330.lha, and can be found on the downloads page, by following
   the above link. For changes since last version, see the readme file.

    19 August 2001 - FREE Key File For VirusCheckerII
   Alex van Niel has released a free keyfile for his anti-virus viruskiller
   program VirusChecker II. Alex says "I feel that the time has come to make
   VirusCheckerII free and available for every Amiga user in the world." He
   ends with a special note to all of us that have been registered users
   over the years - "You are to be thanked for your loyalty which I hereby
   do: Thanks! :)"

    19 August 2001 - VHT-DK Warning: Trojan in Aminet file Muahaha.lha
   Virus Help Denmark says a new trojan has been found today. The trojan
   will delete every file that has the "key" in the name of the file. This
   trojan is just like the one that has found of the 15'th of August, named
   MZ-Makey trojan. But this trojan was found on Aminet, but removed now.
   The xvs.library package will be released very soon.
   Follow the above link for viruswarning - file is named vht-dk109.lha.
   * Click here for VHT-DK Virus Warning vht-dk109 Readme
   * Subscribe online to the VHT-DK Virus Warnings Announcement list.

    18 August 2001 - VHT-DK Warning: Hitch-Hiker v5.00 For Third Time
   Virus Help Denmark says here we go again, the 3rd installer of
   Hitch-Hiker has been found this weekend. The archive was uploaded to
   AmiNet, but it has been removed now. Again, there is "NO" cure for
   this virus right now.
   Follow the above link for viruswarning - file is named vht-dk108.lha.
   * Click here for VHT-DK Virus Warning vht-dk108 Readme
   * Subscribe online to the VHT-DK Virus Warnings Announcement list.

    17 August 2001 - VHT-DK Warning: Hitch-Hiker v5.00 UPDATE
   Virus Help Denmark says there might just be more installers of the
   'Hitch-Hiker 5.00' virus out there. The 'xvs.library' (external Virus
   Scanner library) will be updated as soon as possible. In the mean time,
   take care...
   Follow the above link for viruswarning - file is named vht-dk107.lha.
   * Click here for VHT-DK Virus Warning vht-dk107 Readme
   * Subscribe online to the VHT-DK Virus Warnings Announcement list.

    17 August 2001 - VHT-DK Warning: Hitch-Hiker v5.00 Virus Found
   Virus Help Denmark reports they have found the installer of the new
   'Hitch-Hiker 5.00' linkvirus. There is NO cure for this virus right now
   Follow the above link for viruswarning - file is named vht-dk106.lha.
   * Click here for VHT-DK Virus Warning vht-dk106 Readme
   * Subscribe online to the VHT-DK Virus Warnings Announcement list.

    15 August 2001 - New Xvs.library v33.29 Released
   Jan Erik Olausen (JEO), released a new XvsLibrary. The archive is named
   xvslibrary3329.lha, and can be found on the downloads page, by following
   the above link.  JEO says xvs.library has changed it's name from: The
   eXternal Virus Support Library, to: The eXternal Virus Scanner Library.
   News for 33.29: Added MKG Trojan File virus.

    15 August 2001 - VHT-DK Warning: New Trojan Found
   Virus Help Denmark reports a new trojan has been found today. This trojan
   says that it will make a key-file that will work with over 250 programs.
   Well, I guess that there are someone that will fall for this kind of
   program. The trojan will delete every file that has the "key" in the name
   of the file, in your S:, Libs:, Devs: and L:.
   Follow the above link for viruswarning - file is named vht-dk105.lha. 
   * Click here for VHT-DK Virus Warning vht-dk105 Readme
   * Subscribe online to the VHT-DK Virus Warnings Announcement list.

    13 August 2001 - VEPatchBrain v1.36 for VirusExecutor Available
   Jan Erik Olausen has released a new PatchBrain for his viri checking
   program VirusExecutor. This brain file can be used with any VE 2.xx
   version. For changes since last version, read the readme file.

    13 August 2001 - New Xvs.library v33.28 Released
   Jan Erik Olausen (JEO), released a new XvsLibrary. The archive is named
   xvslibrary3328.lha, and can be found on the downloads page, by following
   the above link.  JEO says there was a bug in the old xvs.library. It has
   been removed from the archive section here on Virus Help Team Canada.

    13 August 2001 - Announcements on Virus Help Denmark Site
   VHT-DK posted a couple of interesting items.
   * Amiga Virus Encyclopedia updated
   * New member has joined Virus Help Denmark
   Jan posted that Jan Erik Olausen (JEO - programmer of VirusExecutor and
   xvs.library) has joined the VHT-DK team. Now we have 2 Amiga antivirus
   members. :-)

    07 August 2001 - New Xvs.library v33.27 Released
   Jan Erik Olausen (JEO), released a new XvsLibrary. The archive is named
   xvslibrary3327.lha, and can be found on the downloads page, by following
   the above link.  JEO says he decided to release a new version of xvs even
   though the memory removal for Penetrator is not finished yet...

    04 August 2001 - Safe v16.3 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 Safe163.lha, and can be found
   on the downloads page, by following the above link.
   New in v16.3
   - fixed ReadArg() template in order to remove wrong message on machines
     which users didn't noticed that TCPPATCH is dead!
   - optimization
   - small fix in xfd slave for new SMEGs
   - added analyze of SMEG2 viri

    01 August 2001 - VHT-DK Warning: Installer of SMEG 2 Virus Found
   Virus Help Denmark reports the installer of the new linkvirus SMEG 2a &
   SMEG 2b has been found. Follow the above link for viruswarning - file is
   named vht-dk104.lha. 
   * Click here for VHT-DK Virus Warning vht-dk104 Readme
   * Subscribe online to the VHT-DK Virus Warnings Announcement list.

    26 July 2001 - Updated VirusSlayerII Extras to v1.3
   The VirusSlayerII Extras file, has a PGP keyfile namechange, from
   key_clm-pgp.asc to key_clm-pgp.txt. Having an ending with .asc caused
   problems with my PGP checking in Diskmaster-II. The archive, called
   vsII-extras13.lha can be found by following the above link.
   * VirusSlayer II Homepage on VHT-Canada

    23 July 2001 - Updated VirusSlayerII Extras v1.2
   The VirusSlayerII Extras file, now has the script bit set on the VSII
   icon. The archive, called vsII-extras12.lha can be found by following the
   above link.
   * VirusSlayer II Homepage on VHT-Canada

    21 July 2001 - Added The ReqTools Library by AROS Team
   The Reqtools.library is needed by a few anti-virus programs, and is
   available at VHT-Canada. Now the updated version done by the AROS Team
   is also available. This archive contains only the library! For all the
   other stuff like prefs program, catalogs you still have to download
   ReqToolsUsr.lha, unless you have it already!

    19 July 2001 - VirusSlayer II and VirusSlayer II Extras Updated
   Updated to the latest version of the viruskiller Virus Slayer II by
   Martin Zemblowski. The previous version of VSII, had the bug-repaired
   files saved with bad hunk structure. The Virus Slayer II Extras, has
   also been updated.
   * Virus Slayer II Homepage on VHT-Canada

    17 July 2001 - Safe v16.2 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 Safe162.lha, and can be found
   on the downloads page, by following the above link.

    17 July 2001 -  CheckX v1.85 Available
   Dirk Stöcker released his latest version of CheckX which can scan large
   files which fit not in memory (but can be handled by XAD). The archive
   is named checkx185.lha, and can be found on the downloads page, by
   following the above link.

   13 July 2001 - News Items for Today
   Safe v16.1 Released 
     Zbigniew Trzcionkowski (zeeball) has new things in v16.1
     * Kicked out BOBEK2 memory removals.
       Please install xvs.library.
     * New polish 6k virus called Penetrator will be recognized soon (or
       already is) by xvs.library. Jan Erik have all required information
       to do cure for it in files and in memory. You can use my XFD slave
       if You agree to delete or hide somewhere every infected file.
     NOTE! This lame PENETRATOR virus uses engine of very advanced 'packet'
     virus called SMEG. You can't see patched vectors nor infect actions in
     SnoopDos! Be warned!

   12 July 2001 - News Items for Today
   VHT-DK: New update of the boot-able disks (VHT-DK)
     Jan of Virus Help Denmark says "We have updated the boot-able antivirus
     disks, with the 33.26 version of xvs.library. And we have also made a
     new disk with VirusExecutor by Jan Erik Olausen."  Download them Here

    06 July 2001 - Downloads Addition: VirusSlayerII Extras
   Since VirusSlayerII is normally controlled via ARexx and thus enables
   the user to interact with it from programs like e.g. DirectoryOpus,
   there are no icons with this software.  Therefore, I've made available
   the script and icons so VSII can be used from the Workbench.
   * VirusSlayer II Homepage on VHT-Canada

    06 July 2001 - Replaced Archive For VT English Docs
   Updated Thorsten Behrens's English documentaion to the anti-virus
   program VT-Schutz (Virus Test). We still had the earlier version from
   the 5th, on our page. File is called VTDocsEng_990914.lha

    02 July 2001 - VirusWarning.Guide v3.3 Available
   A new update of VirusWarning.guide has been released today, by Virus
   Help Denmark. The archive is named vht-vg33.lha, and can be found on
   the downloads page.
   * For older Virus Warnings and Guides see the Archives Section

    01 July 2001 - Voodoo-X 1.5 Released
   Voodoo-X by Andrew Bell, has been updated. This program is the Official
   GUI for Dirk Stoecker's XAD unarchiving system. If you have Jan Erik
   Olausen's xvs.library installed, you are then able to virus check your
   packed archives from within Voodoo-X. There are a number of non-included
   files, either required or optional, that are needed to operate Voodoo-X,
   so I suggest you visit Andrew's VX page, here at Virus Help Team Canada.
   Andrew is taking a break from programming over the duration of summer.
   Voodoo-X Homepage at VHT-Canada - Convenient links to all required files

    01 July 2001 - XAD Clients Guide v1.3 for XAD and Voodoo-X
   Stuart Kyzer Caie's xadclients.guide is available on the downloads page.
   In Kyzer's release note on the XAD form, he states, "To enhance your
   informed state of XAD clients, and to enhance your Voodoo-X experience,
   I release this pre-XAD-v10 test edition of xadclients.guide - please
   send feedback." To install, just place the .guide in your Voodoo-X
   directory.

    01 July 2001 - VHT-DK Warning: Bobek2 Infected Archive Found
   Virus Help Denmark reports another archive that is infected with the
   'Bobek2' linkvirus has been found. It was on Aminet for a short time,
   but is has been removed now. But there just might be a few more archives
   our there, so take care.. Use VirusExecutor, VirusZ & VirusChecker, with
   (and this is very important) the xvs.library v33.26 to remove the virused
   from Devoprefs file.
   * Subscribe online to the VHT-DK Virus Warnings Announcement list.

    24 June 2001 - New Xvs.library v33.26 Released
   Jan Erik Olausen (JEO), released a new XvsLibrary. The archive is named
   xvslibrary3326.lha, and can be found on the downloads page, by following
   the above link.

    24 June 2001 - VirusExecutor v2.19 Released
   Jan Erik Olausen released a new version of his virus killer. The archive
   is named VirusExecutor219.lha, and can be found on the downloads page, by
   following the above link. For changes since last version, see the readme
   file.
   * VirusExecutor Homepage at Virus Help Team Canada
     Has links to all files required and recommended to run VE2.19

    24 June 2001 - VHT-DK Warning: Linkvirus Found (no name yet)
   Virus Help Denmark reports they received a new virus, and it is very
   tricky. Jan Erik Olausen, the programmer of VirusExecutor & xvs.library,
   has decoded the virus, and is working on it right now. There is "NO" cure
   for this virus right now.
   Follow the above link for viruswarning - file is named vht-dk102.lha. 
   * Click here for VHT-DK Virus Warning vht-dk102 Readme
   * Subscribe online to the VHT-DK Virus Warnings Announcement list.

    24 June 2001 - Virus Help Team Netherlands Back Online
   Alex Van Niel (vht-nl Contact Form), VHT-NL Webmaster, had this posted:
   21-June 2001 - Our apologies for the long delay in updating this site.
   Personal problems and a very busy agenda prevented us from doing the
   needed work here. We have been succesfull in correcting this however and
   hope that it will not happen again. This site is supposed to be updated
   frequently again with lots of news, information and updates. Stay tuned!

    21 June 2001 - Safe v16.0 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 Safe160.lha, and can be found
   on the downloads page, by following the above link.

    20 June 2001 - VEPatchBrain v1.35 for VirusExecutor Available
   Jan Erik Olausen has released a new PatchBrain v1.35, for his viri
   checking program VirusExecutor. This brain file can be used with any
   VE 2.xx version. For changes since last version, read the readme file.

    19 June 2001 - Charlene Is Now A Happy MUI Registered User
   Today I became a registered user of Magic User Interface, when MUI author
   Stefan Stuntz, e-mailed me my own personal keyfile. I found I had been
   having quite a few problems with the font/screen prefs, but was informed
   by the Voodoo-X author to try out the PSI program. This works perfectly
   within MUI, and I am now able to enjoy MUI applications. Hence, I decided
   to register, and support Stefan.  Click on the above link to go the the
   SASG Homepage and follow the MUI links.  Alternately, you can try out MUI
   yourself, by downloading from Aminet.
   * Aminet: Search MUI 3.8

    19 June 2001 - Safe v15.9 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 Safe159.lha, and can be found
   on the downloads page, by following the above link.

    19 June 2001 - NList MUI Custom Class v0.90 Released
   Gilles Masson had released his latest Magic User Interface custom class
   last February 21st, 2001. It is now available here. The archive is named
   MCC_NList0_90.lha, and can be found by following the above link.

    11 June 2001 - New Xvs.library v33.25 Released By New Programmer
   Jan Andersen, of Virus Help Denmark, announced a programmer change from
   Alex van Niel (anti-virus programmer of VirusChecker-II/NG) to Jan Erik
   Olausen (JEO is the anti-virus programmer of VirusExecutor). The archive
   is named xvslibrary3325.lha, and can be found on the downloads page, by
   following the above link. What's new, can be found in the readme file.
   Here is an excerpt from the VHT-DK Announcement:
   "The xvs.library (External Virus Support Library) has been updated today.
    Alex van Niel has decided to stop programming the xvs.package but will
    still update VirusChecker when he has the time. Alex got a new job that
    takes almost all his time. At this time I got very cold feet... Where
    would we find a new programmer that know something about viruses ? Or
    even worth, should we stop "Virus Help Denmark", without programmers to
    make antivirus programs, where would we be ??? And where would YOU
    BE ???????  So we went out looking for a new programmer to update the
    xvs.library. And with Georg Hoermann's approval we offered the code to
    a great guy, Jan Erik Olausen, and he said YES :-)
    So, Jan has been rather busy in the last 4 weeks with adding new viruses
    and looking at the code for xvs. And now his first release is ready.
    PS: If you think that Jan Erik Olausen is doing one hell of a job, with
    keeping you Amiga secure for viruses, then send him a little donation. I
    know that xvs.library and VirusExecutor is freeware, but Jan has done
    one hell of a job in the last 6 month, to add new virus recog. in
    VirusExecutor and now with xvs.library. Send him 4 or 5 US-$, a postcard
    and even flowers, if you think he is doing a great job, and would like
    to keep the xvs.library alive......" Kind regards, Jan Andersen

    10 June 2001 - VHT-DK Warning: Bobek-2 Linkvirus Found
   Virus Help Denmark reports "What we think is the installer of the new
   linkvirus 'Bobek2' has been found. It was on Aminet but has been removed
   now. But there just might be a few more installers our there, so take
   care. Right now that is no cure for the 'Bobek2' virus."
   Follow the above link for viruswarning - file is named vht-dk101.lha. 
   * Click here for VHT-DK Virus Warning vht-dk101 Readme
   * Subscribe online to the VHT-DK Virus Warnings Announcement list.

    08 June 2001 - Safe v15.8 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 Safe158.lha, and can be found
   on the downloads page, by following the above link.

    02 June 2001 - Amiga.info: Ottawa Amiga Show Date change!
   Amiga.info, issued a Press Release that says in part: Regarding our
   Ottawa Amiga Show dates of July 28 and 29, we have decided to move the
   Amiga show. Once we have confirmed a date for the OAS, we will let every
   one know (likely September 8 and 9, 2001).
   * Maybe A BBQ for Amiga Users
   On the weekend of July 28-29 we may have a BBQ for Amiga users who are
   interested in doing something.  No vendors vending, just users around the
   BBQ talking about our favorite computer, and perhaps about the Ottawa
   Amiga Show. Keep an eye on the Amiga.info website for more information.

    30 May 2001 - Safe v15.7 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 Safe157.lha, and can be found
   on the downloads page, by following the above link.

    25 May 2001 - Amiga Show in Ottawa, Ontario (Canada)
   Press Release from Amiga.info says on July 28 and 29, Amiga.info will be
   hosting the Ottawa Amiga Show, the first Amiga show in Canada since May
   1998. The location of the show has not been settled, but as soon as that
   information is available, we will make it available on our website.
   Amiga Inc. has already agreed to have a presence at the show and will be
   on hand with announcements, demonstrating what the new OS has to offer
   everyone and answer questions. The Ottawa Amiga Show is the first
   Canadian computer show that Amiga Inc. has attended in over three years.
   * Click here to visit Amiga.info Website

    24 May 2001 - Sharp Demonstrates Amiga DE Applications
   Amiga Inc. said Sharp demonstrated applications provided by Amiga for the
   AmigaDE system on their Zaurus hand-held computer at the 2001 Business
   Show in Tokyo, Japan.

    17 May 2001 - Safe v15.6 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 Safe156.lha, and can be found
   on the downloads page, by following the above link.

    16 May 2001 - Amiga.Org Site News: AO Mailing List Now Available   Amiga.Org reports that 
   Amiga.Org says you can now check up on the latest news, using their new
   News Flash mailing list. Built as a one-way broadcast list, Amiga.org is
   now using AONEWS as a method to broadcast news stories to your mailbox,
   as they happen. Follow the link to find our how to subscribe.

    16 May 2001 - Amiga.info Meeting Information
   Amiga.org posted the next meeting of Amiga.info will be May 16th, 7pm at
   the Royal Oak pub in Ottawa [Ontario, Canada]. That evening we will be
   discussing the possibility of having an Amiga show in Ottawa later this
   summer. We have some good news too (but you'll have to attend the meeting
   to find out what it is). Directions are on the website, which has moved
   to a new address: http://www.technomages.net/amiga.info/

    13 May 2001 - Built With Amiga Site Not Closing
   Keith Blakemore-Noble, owner and operator of BWA website since 1997,
   posted on May 10th, 2001, "Good news, folks! I've found someone who is
   willing to take over the BWA site, so BWA will continue."

    11 May 2001 - VEPatchBrain v1.34 for VirusExecutor Available
   Jan Erik Olausen has released a new PatchBrain v1.34, for his viri
   checking program VirusExecutor. This brain file can be used with any
   VE 2.xx version. For changes since last version, read the readme file.

    10 May 2001 - Safe v15.5 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 Safe155.lha, and can be found
   on the downloads page, by following the above link.

    10 May 2001 - Report Any Internet Virus Supplying Sites To VHT-DK
   Virus Help Denmark asks in a May 9th news item, that if you find any
   internet site that spreads Amiga Virus, to please inform them about it.
   They have a convenient form you can fill in with the particulars of the
   site, and Jan, of VHT-Denmark assures your email WILL be kept a secret.
   * VHT-DK Reporting Form for Amiga Virus Spreading Websites

    07 May 2001 - VirusExecutor v2.18 Released
   Jan Erik Olausen released a new version of his virus killer. The archive
   is named VirusExecutor218.lha, and can be found on the downloads page, by
   following the above link. For changes since last version, see the readme
   file. This version includes VEPatchBrain  v1.33.

    05 May 2001 - VHT-Denmark News: Amiga Virus Encyclopedia
   Virus Help Denmark said on May 3rd, "We have opened the first Amiga
   Virus Encyclopedia in the world. The pages will be updated much more in
   the future. This Amiga Virus encyclopedia has taken well over 4 weeks to
   make. We have a few ideas more for the encyclopedia, and will update the
   pages. We have a few problems with the search button, but that will be
   fixed also. So if you are looking for information about Amiga viruses,
   this is the page to look at.
   * Virus Help Denmark - Amiga Virus Encyclopedia

    02 May 2001 - Unable To Access Amiga.tm Site
   For the last few days, I have been unable to access the Amiga.tm
   site run by Tobias Ander. It is this service that has given us our
   VHT-Canada redirection of http://vht-can.amiga.tm

    01 May 2001 - VirusExecutor v2.17 Released
   Jan Erik Olausen released his virus killer that's meant to be easy to use
   There's no 'advanced' options in the program that you almost never use
   anyway. This doesn't mean that VirusExecutor lacks of power!  The archive
   is named VirusExecutor217.lha, and can be found on the downloads page, by
   following the above link. For changes since last version, see the readme
   file.

    01 May 2001 - VHT-DK Update: Installer Of Linkvirus BASTARD Found
   Virus Help Denmark reports "What we think is the installer of the
   "Bastard" link virus has been found. It was on Aminet (and has been
   there for about 14 days), but it has been removed now. The archive
   'Pointers.lha' (6874 bytes) is the installer for the BASTARD LINKVIRUS."
   Follow the above link for virusupdate - file is named vht-dk100.lha. 
   * Click here for VHT-DK Virus Warning vht-dk100 Readme
   * Subscribe online to the VHT-DK Virus Warnings Announcement list.

    01 May 2001 - Safe v15.4 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 Safe154.lha, and can be found
   on the downloads page, by following the above link.

    28 April 2001 - VirusExecutor v2.16 Released
   Jan Erik Olausen released another new version of VE. The archive is named
   VirusExecutor216.lha, and can be found on the downloads page by following
   the above link. For changes since last version, see the readme file.

    28 April 2001 - E-Mail and Webpage Changes for Dirk and Andrew
   Dirk Stöcker, author of such programs as CheckX, VirusZ II/III, XAD
   and XFD Master libraries, has a change in e-mail and url.
   * New email address: stoecker@epost.de
   * New home page url: http://www.dstoecker.de/
   Andrew Bell, author of the official GUI for the XAD package, also has
   a change of e-mail and url.
   * New email address: mechanismx@lineone.net
   * New home page url: http://website.lineone.net/~mechanismx/voodoox/

    25 April 2001 - VHT-DK Update: Installer Of Linkvirus BOBEK Found
   Virus Help Denmark reports the archive (OozeAGA.lha) was on Aminet for a
   very short time, but it has been removed now. If you have installed the
   OozeAGA archive on your system, then get get the  only antivirus program
   that can remove the 'BOBEK' virus from memory  and files, and  that is
   'VirusExecutor v2.15'. VHT-Denmark says thanks to Frank Nieviedzial for
   sending the archive to them and JEO, author of VE says thanks to Trevor
   Daley for sending a mail saying he found the aminet source of the Bobek
   virus with VirusExecutor :) Follow the above link for virusupdate - file
   is named vht-dk99.lha. 
   * Click here for VHT-DK Virus Warning vht-dk99 Readme
   * VirusExecutor v2.15 updated for BOBEK link-virus
   * Subscribe online to the VHT-DK Virus Warnings Announcement list.

    25 April 2001 - VirusExecutor v2.15 Released
   Jan Erik Olausen released his virus killer that's meant to be easy to use
   There's no 'advanced' options in the program that you almost never use
   anyway. This doesn't mean that VirusExecutor lacks of power! The new VE
   version is called Virusexecutor215.lha, and can be found by following the
   above link.   Changes since last version:
     - Added internal removal of the new Bobek link virus
     - Improved error output from xadmaster.library when checking archives
     - Requiers xadmaster.library v9.0 instead of v10.0
   Gee, I wonder when Jan (JEO), has had time to sleep ;)
   The xad.library can be found here at vht-can. Please consider registering
   your copy of Dirk Stoecker's XAD Shareware package. If you have purchased
   AmigaOS3.9, you already have the xad library. The xadmaster.library v9.0
   is available in the Archive Section.
   * XAD Downloads Available here. Pick whichever XAD matches your CPU.
     xadmaster.library v10.0 [000] [020] [060]

    24 April 2001 - VHT-DK Warning: New Link-virus "BOBEK" Found
   Virus Help Denmark reports a new link-virus has been found, the installer
   is still unknown, we are looking for it. This new virus will add 460
   bytes to every file that is opened or executet. That also means that
   even an antivirus program (that the virus is unknown to), will infect
   every file it checks for virus. The new virus patches dos.library ExNext
   function to spread it self. The new virus has been given the name
   "BOBEK", this is the text you can read in the end of every infected tile.
   At this time there is no cure to this virus, but we hope to have an
   update of VirusExecutor ready later today, to fix this virus.
   Since the time of the vht-dk alert, VE had been updated to v2.14.
   Follow the above link for viruswarning - file is named vht-dk98.lha. 
   * Click here for VHT-DK Virus Warning vht-dk98 Readme
   * VirusExecutor v2.14 updated for BOBEK link-virus
   * Subscribe online to the VHT-DK Virus Warnings Announcement list.

    24 April 2001 - VirusExecutor v2.14 Released
   Jan Erik Olausen released his virus killer that's meant to be easy to use
   There's no 'advanced' options in the program that you almost never use
   anyway. This doesn't mean that VirusExecutor lacks of power! Changes since
   last version: Added and improved some things as highlighted in the readme
   file. JEO also included a note:
   "Because of the new Bobek virus I had to release this version of
    VirusExecutor. Hope it works with the xadmasterlibrary ;)"

    21 April 2001 - VHT-DK Request: We Need Your Help !!!!
   Virus Help Denmark says "We are looking for the installer of the new
   linkvirus "Bastard". We are not sure what program or archive that
   installs this new linkvirus. So if you find any infected files with this
   "Bastard" virus or even better the installer, please send them to us. At
   this time only VirusExecutor v2.13 or Safe v15.3 can find this new virus.
   The Bastard linkvirus, hacks VirusChecker, so when you think you are
   checking for virus, infact the hacked VirusChecker infect the files
   that is beeing checked."
   * Click here for VirusExecutor v2.13
   * Click here for Safe v15.3
   * Click here for test made by 'Zbigniew Trzcionkowski' the programmer of
     'Safe'

    21 April 2001 - Safe v15.3 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 Safe153.lha, and can be found
   on the downloads page, by following the above link. Zeeball has a new
   Safe verification program in the Bonus directory. Works great, as I have
   already tried it. The readme lists what is new for v15.3.

    19 April 2001 - CheckX v1.84 Available
   Dirk Stöcker released his latest version of CheckX which can scan large
   files which fit not in memory (but can be handled by XAD). The archive
   is named checkx184.lha, and can be found on the downloads page, by
   following the above link.

    19 April 2001 - VirusExecutor v2.13 Released
   Jan Erik Olausen released his virus killer that's meant to be easy to use
   There's no 'advanced' options in the program that you almost never use
   anyway. This doesn't mean that VirusExecutor lacks of power! Changes
   since last version: A lot! Find the complete list in the Readme File. The
   archive is named VirusExecutor213.lha, and can be found on the downloads
   page, by following the above link.

    18 April 2001 - Help Out VirusExecutor
   Amiga.Org reports that VirusExecutor is now the #1 Amiga virus checker.
   Its updated often but VE is only as reliable as its information. If you
   use VirusExecutor and it doesnt know of some of the patchs you use then
   please send in as much information as you can about the error and data
   in ram to the author. The more patchs that are known, the higher the
   chance you will spot a virus on your system. A few examples of patchs
   and applications which may need adding includes BlizKick, OxyPatcher,
   and Miami. If you can help, Please do.
   * VirusExecutor at VHT-Canada
   * VirusExecutor at VHT-Denmark

    17 Apr 2001 - VEPatchBrain v1.31 for VirusExecutor Available
   Jan Erik Olausen has released a new PatchBrain v1.31, for his viri
   checking program VirusExecutor. This brain file can be used with any
   VE 2.xx version. Changes since last version: Added: WB2Fast v1.0, PowerWB
   v0.8, PrintManager 39.31, CleverWin 37.9, RAWBInfo 1.24 and RAWBInfo 1.28

    16 April 2001 - VirusExecutor v2.12 Released
   Jan Erik Olausen released his virus killer on Easter Sunday. VE is meant
   to be easy to use. There's no 'advanced' options in the program that you
   almost never use anyway. In this new update of VE, the new TCP trojan
   that was on the loose Saturday, will be found.

    14 April 2001 - VHT-DK Warning: HitchHiker Infected Archive Found
   Virus Help Denmark reports another infected archive has been found.
   The archive is infected with "Hitch-Hiker 4.11". All the big antivirus
   programs can find HitchHiker 4.11 linkvirus, so there is no problem
   there. VHT-Denmark says Thanks to Squeaky for sending the archive.
   Follow the above link for viruswarning - file is named vht-dk97.lha. 
   * Click here for VHT-DK Virus Warning vht-dk97 Readme
   Subscribe online to the VHT-DK Virus Warnings Announcement list.

    13 Apr 2001 - VEPatchBrain v1.30 for VirusExecutor Available
   Jan Erik Olausen has released a new PatchBrain v1.30, for his viri
   checking program VirusExecutor. This brain file can be used with any
   VE 2.xx version. Changes since last version: fastlayers.library v40.48,
   rtg.library 40.3945 + 40.3992

    12 April 2001 - Safe v15.2 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 Safe152.lha, and can be found
   on the downloads page, by following the above link. At this time only
   Safe v15.2 can find the the polymorphic virus that hacks VirusCheckerII
   in memory to make it infect all files You check.

    10 April 2001 - VirusExecutor v2.11 Released
   A new update of 'VirusExecutor' has been released today. It can find and
   remove any of the TCP trojan's that was found yesterday. Follow the above
   link to get the VirusExecutor211.lha file.

    10 April 2001 - Safe v15.1 SE Released
   Zbigniew `Zeeball` Trzcionkowski released his latest freeware virus
   dicovering system. Safe v15.1 SE can find the virus that is reported in
   the Virus Warning vht-dk96. The archive is named Safe151se.lha, and can
   be found on the downloads page, by following the above link.

    10 April 2001 - VHT-DK Warning: New Linkvirus Found
   A new link virus has been found. The virus is polymorphic and hacks
   VirusCheckerII in memory to make it infect all files you check. The
   virus is very well coded as for the things we see these days. At this
   time only Safe v15.1 SE can find the virus. Follow the above link for
   VHT-DK's virus-warning about this new liinkvirus. File name vht-dk96.lha.
   * Click here for VHT-DK Virus Warning vht-dk96 Readme

    10 April 2001 - Safe v14.9 Back on Downloads Page
   Due to the TCP trojan's that have been found on Aminet, the Safe v14.10
   was since been removed from our site. Safe v14.9 has now been moved from
   our archives page, and back on our main Downloads page. I have also
   removed the news item from yesterday, stating the release of v14.10.

    10 April 2001 - VHT-DK Warning: TCP Trojans Inside Aminet Files
   * This is an update to the previous post where only 3 files were reported
   as infected at that time. The vht-dk warning is called vht-dk95.lha and
   found by following the above link.  Virus Help Denmark reports that four
   archives with TCP trojan's has been found on Aminet today. The four
   archives reported at vht-dk are:
   fblit.lha       - v 3.84 - 142.086 bytes
   Safe.lha        - v14.10 -  20.737 bytes
   stackattack.lha - v 1.2b -  69.229 bytes
   BlazeWCP.lha    - v 1.8  -  32.862 bytes
   If you have installed one or more of these archives, then delete the
   files you have installed. All of these archives has a new TCP trojan
   inside, and the trojan will send an e-mail to Haage & Partner, with a
   stupid text. Virus Help Denmark hopes to have a cure for these trojan
   later tody, so please check back here or at VHT-Denmark Amiga News.
   Virus Help Denmark have been able to get some clean versions of the fake
   archives, so if if you have installed one or more of the fake archives
   you can download the clean archives by following the links on their
   Amiga News page above. Aminet says that as a protest against this abuse
   of Aminet, they will shut down their services on "us.aminet.net" and
   "de.aminet.net" until Friday.
   * Click here for VHT-DK Virus Warning vht-dk95 Readme

    09 April 2001 - CheckX v1.83 Available
   Dirk Stöcker released his latest version of CheckX which can scan large
   files which fit not in memory (but can be handled by XAD). The archive
   is named checkx183.lha, and can be found on the downloads page, by
   following the above link.

    09 April 2001 - Aminet Virus Warning
   Amiga.org says it has come to our attention that three files,
   BlazeWCP.lha, FBlit.lha, and StackAttack.lha (possibly others) have
   been uploaded to the Aminet. If you downloaded said files, please do
   not install them. Virus Help Denmark should have a fix shortly.
   A report also came in about the StackAttack.lha from Petr V., a
   subscriber to the viruschecker2, anti-virus mailing list.

    09 April 2001 - Amiga.org Says: Thanks for your patience
   The new Amiga.org is shaking itself out on a new server, thanks to the
   very generous contributions of Emmett Plant, an outgoing community
   advocate best known for his work in the Linux and Open Source
   communities.

    08 Apr 2001 - VEPatchBrain v1.29 for VirusExecutor Available
   Jan Erik Olausen has released a new PatchBrain v1.29, for his viri
   checking program VirusExecutor. This brain file can be used with any
   VE 2.xx version. Changes since last version are found in the readme
   file.

    06 Apr 2001 - VEPatchBrain v1.28 for VirusExecutor Available
   Jan Erik Olausen has released a new PatchBrain v1.28, for his viri
   checking program VirusExecutor. This brain file can be used with any
   VE 2.xx version. Changes since last version are found in the readme
   file.

    05 April 2001 - CineReal Demonstrating At The Ottawa Business Show
   CineReal Pro-Video will be demonstrating the CinePack at the Ottawa
   Business Show on April 11, 2001. In booth #7005. CineReal is our local
   Ottawa, Ontario, Canada Amiga Dealer. Visit Ottawa Business Show here.
   For more on our local dealer, visit CineReal Amiga Dealer.

    04 April 2001 - xfdmaster.library v39.12 / Rel1.35 Available
   Dirk Stoecker released his latest xfd library. The archive is named
   xfdmaster135.lha, and can be found on the downloads page by following
   the above link. The older version has been moved to the Archives Section.

    04 April 2001 - xadmaster.library v10.0 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. The Developer lib is available on Aminet.
   xadmaster.library [000]
   xadmaster.library [020]
   xadmaster.library [060]

    04 April 2001 - New April Poll Open at Virus Help Denmark
   Virus Help Denmark now has a new poll started. Please visit the poll page
   and make your vote.

    04 April 2001 - Gary Peakes' Explanation On AMIGA OPEN
   Amiga.Org reports that Gary Peake wrote an article in AMIGA OPEN,
   explaining various announcements at AMIGA expo in St Louis.

    01 April 2001 - Grasshopper LLC Bought SoftLogik's Assets
   In the "PageStream Winter 2001 Newsletter", Deron mentions the sale of
   SoftLogik's assets to the newly formed company, Grasshopper LLC back in
   August 2000. On Feb 23, 2001, they completed the move to the new ISP.
   This was news to me since I do not frequent the PageStream site, nor
   have I seen a post about the sale and ISP move on any of the newssource
   sites that I visit.

    01 April 2001 - No April Poll At Virus Help Denmark
   Virus Help Denmark says there will be no poll in April, Click here for
   Results of Last Virus Help Denmark Poll

    31 Mar 2001 - VEPatchBrain v1.27 for VirusExecutor Available
   Jan Erik Olausen has released a new PatchBrain v1.27, for his viri
   checking program VirusExecutor. This brain file can be used with any
   VE 2.xx version. Changes since last version are found in the readme
   file.

    29 March 2001 - VirusExecutor v2.09 Released
   Jan Erik Olausen released his virus killer that's meant to be easy to
   use. There's no 'advanced' options in the program that you almost never
   use anyway. This doesn't mean that VirusExecutor lacks of power!
   New in v2.09: Added OS 3.9 ROM updates and added SystemPatch

    27 March 2001 - VHT-DK Has Opened A Support Shop
   Virus Help Denmark reports "We have opend a Support Shop, where you can
   buy T-Shirt, Sweatshirt, Mugs and Mouse Pad. It is the CafePress website
   that offers this support. VHT-DK will get about 2 US dollar for each
   sale, and these money will be given away every January to the antivirus
   programmer, that the users can vote for on our homepage. Please support
   the antivirus programmer, and go and visit the shop." I've been there.
   and was able to use the 800 number to place my order of a mug and mouse
   pad, that has the Virus Help Denmark Logo. Nice!

    19 March 2001 - Virus Help Denmark Added VTC in Hamburg Info
   Virus Help Denmark reports they have added some info about the Virus Test
   Center in Hamburg. A lot of people have asked what we (vht-dk) do with
   the virus we recive. Well, we send them to the Mr. Soenke Freitag at the
   Virus Test Center (VTC) in Hamburg. And to all the wellknown antivirus
   programmers. We also keep a copy of the virus to do our own virus-test
   with. Visit the Virus Test Center in Hamburg at VHT-DK Site.

    19 March 2001 - News from Amiga.org on March 18th
   * Petro Roast at Amiga 2001 - an Update
   Amiga.Org reports that Petro Tyschtschenko is hosting a celebration at
   the Amiga2001 show. That's right, Petro has been kind enough to provide
   funding for a little celebration of his retirement.
   * Amster opensource
   Amster is now opensource. Amster is an Amiga Napster client. You can get
   the sourcecode at SourceForge.

    08 March 2001 - Geek Gadgets is moving!
   Amiga.Org report says David Zaroski writes: "This is an important update
   concerning the GeekGadgets' servers. Over the next few days the
   GeekGadgets project will be moving to a new IP address [64.232.230.106]."

    03 March 2001 - VirusWarning.Guide v3.2 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-vg32.lha, and can be found on
   the downloads page. Join Virus Help Denmark FREE Maillist and
   receive the latest news about new updates of antivirus programs

    01 March 2001 - New Poll At Virus Help Denmark
   Virus Help Denmark says a new poll has started. Guess how many known
   viruses there are on the Amiga system. The results are in for the last
   poll, which asked What is your favorite Amiga Antivirus program ??
   Click here for Results of Last Virus Help Denmark Poll

    27 February 2001 - The Phoenix Developer Consortium Still Going
   Amiga.Org says the Phoenix Developer Consortium was set up by some Amiga
   fans around the time that Amiga really finally looked to be dead. It's
   still going, with "Greenboy" at the helm. As well as MorphOS and QNX,
   Amiga is also still involved in this consortium which aims to bring
   better alternatives to computing than what todays giga-corporations
   provide. And it just made it to slashdot. Yay for the boing ball on
   slashdot's front page!

    17 February 2001 - Amiga.info Meeting Date Changed To Feb 22nd
   Amiga.info, the Ottawa, Ontario, Canada Amiga user group, has a last
   minute notice to the monthly meeting saying "We know that this is last
   minute, but we have received an email from Randall Hughes, asking that
   the meeting be moved to next Thursday (Feb 22), as he will be tied up
   in unspecified meetings. He appologizes to everyone, and looks forward
   to see you all next Thursday. We are deeply sorry for this inconvenience.

    15 February 2001 - Amiga.info User Group Celebrates 6th Anniversary
   Just a repeat of our February 3rd notice posted below.
   Amiga.info, the Ottawa, Ontario, Canada Amiga user group, says the next
   meeting will be on Thursday, February 15, 2001 at 7:00PM. This month,
   Randall Hughes (Vice-President of Sales & Strategic Alliances at Amiga
   Inc.) will be joining us to celebrate the club's six year anniversary!
   If you can, drop by to join in the fun and discuss the latest on Amiga.

    12 February 2001 - Safe v14.9 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 Safe149.lha, and can be found on the
   downloads page, by following the above link.

    08 February 2001 - Register VirusChecker II If Living In The UK
   The owner and operator of the Elevate BBS, Paul Compton, kindly takes all
   UK registrations for Alex van Niel's virus killer program, VirusChecker II.
   You can now find the Elevate BBS links on our pages here at VHT-Canada.
   * About Us Page
   * VirusChecker II Amiga Programmers Personal Page
   * About VirusChecker II / VirusChecker NG Preview Page

    08 February 2001 - Virus Help Denmark Announce Poll Is Working
   Virus Help Denmark reports the new poll service is working 100%, please
   vote for your favorite antivirus program here !!! The poll will end the
   1'th of March 2001.

    08 February 2001 - Sabrina Gets A Cameo Role On Freefall
   Amiga.Org reports that Sabrina, our favorite Amiga cartoon-strip character
   has scored a walk-on cameo role in the latest Freefall...

    07 February 2001 - Report From XVS & VirusChecker II Programmer
   Alex van Niel, programmer of our xvs.library and virus checking program
   called VirusChecker II / NG, has notified us he was planning to release
   an updated version of the XVS library and also make a little bugfix of
   VirusCheckerII but the bootdrive of his Amiga has just been destroyed
   and for some reason he can't get it to reinstall my OS. He hopes to fix
   this soon though but until then, he won't be able to release any updates.
   He ends with "I know this is a big problem seeing that almost all virus
   killers are using xvs ... I will try and fix the problem as fast as pos-
   sible because of this. In the mean time, be very carefull. Cheers, Alex.

    07 February 2001 - Executive Update: St. Louis and Beyond
   Bill McEwen has posted that Amiga Inc. have a new show coming up in St.
   Louis, in a few weeks. Contrary to the rumors and what many people are
   saying about our demise, or that we are going to have the same fate of
   the others before us, we have a big surprise for all of them.

    03 February 2001 - Amiga.info User Group Celebrates 6th Anniversary
   Amiga.info, the Ottawa, Ontario, Canada Amiga user group, says the next
   meeting will be on Thursday, February 15, 2001 at 7:00PM. This month,
   Randall Hughes (Vice-President of Sales & Strategic Alliances at Amiga
   Inc.) will be joining us to celebrate the club's six year anniversary!
   If you can, drop by to join in the fun and discuss the latest on Amiga.

    31 January 2001 - Safe v14.8 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 Safe148.lha, and can be found on the
   downloads page, by following the above link.

    27 January 2001 - NO Virus/Trojan In The "CK-Bombfire" File.
   This is an update to the News and Virus Warning we ran, on January 23rd,
   titled "DKG-Blum Virus on Amiga Active CD 17."  Today, we were notified by
   Virus Help Denmark, that "There is NO virus/trojan in the "CK-Bombfire"
   file, as users can read on your warning page, it is a bug in xvs.library.
   Alex will release a new update of xvs this weekend  (I hope)......".
   Check here for the latest Amiga xvs.library.

    27 January 2001 - Converting Your eGroups Mailinglists to Yahoo!
   There have been problems using the AWeb-II browser to run the Yahoo! Wizard,
   and messages are being received that cookies are not being accepted.  To
   solve the problem, use IBrowse to do the conversion, and then you are able
   to go back to AWeb.  Yahoo! support is working on the problem, as it is not
   an Amiga-specific problem, but they say your eGroups are still available at
   http://www.egroups.co.uk/

    26 January 2001 - VHT-DK Report: New Amiga TCP Trojan Found
   Virus Help Denmark reports a new TCP trojan has been found. At this time,
   only Safe v14.7, can detect the trojan remove the tojan from memory. Follow
   the above link for VHT-DK's virus-warning about this new trojan. File is
   named vht-dk94.lha.  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-dk94 Readme
   * Subscribe online to the VHT-DK Virus Warnings Announcement list.

    26 January 2001 - Safe v14.7 Released  * Updated to v14.8
   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 Safe147.lha, and can be found on the
   downloads page, by following the above link. In regards to the new TCP
   trojan that has been found, at this time only Safe v14.7, can detect the
   trojan and remove the tojan from memory.

    23 January 2001 - Amiga Active CD 17 Has A Virus  * See Update Jan 27th
   Amiga.Org reports that there is a virus on Amiga Active CD 17. The file
   AACD17:AACD/Demos/Spoletium3/Demo/2.CamelKaos-Bombfire/CK-Bombfire.exe is
   infected with the DKG-Blum virus. This virus is detected with version
   33.24 of xvs.library, but that library wasn't released until two days
   after AACD17 was mastered. To read the posts on the Amiga.org Bulletinboard
   go to Amiga Active CD 17 has a virus Posts. You can read why Anonymous
   thinks CK-Bombfire.exe is NOT a virus.

    20 January 2001 - New AMIGA MP3 Player
   Amiga.Org reports the MASPlayer hardware MP3 player for any Amiga, now
   in stock by Eyetech. This MP3 player uses the same high quality hardware
   decoder chip used by the award-winning Diamond Rio MP3 players. Read more
   at Eyetech.

    13 January 2001 - Safe v14.6 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 Safe146.lha,
   and can be found on the downloads page, by following the above link.

    09 January 2001 - The Seventh Gateway Computer Show
   Amiga.Org reports that the Amiga2001 web site has been updated this
   past weekend. New vendors, clubs and personalities have been listed.
   It will be held at the Sheraton West Port Plaza Hotel in St. Louis, MO.
   from March 30th thru April 1st, 2001

    07 January 2001 - Safe v14.5 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 Safe145.lha,
   and can be found on the downloads page, by following the above link.

    04 January 2001 - Amiga - xvs.library v33.24 Released
   Alex van Niel has updated the xvsLibrary to v33.24. The archive is
   named xvslibrary3324.lha, and can be found on the downloads page, or
   just follow the above link. New in this 33.24 version:
   - Added 4kIntro Trojan (Thanks to Ryben Kozlak and Jan Andersen)
   - Added Dkg-Blum Trojan (Thanks to Peter Gordon, Urban Mueller and
     Jan Andersen)
   For more information on joining the VirusCheckerII Forum, see the
   miscellaneous section on the About Us page. Older version can be found
   in the Archives.

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   Miscellaneous

    28 September 2001 - No Monument For Trudeau A Year After His Death
   Trudeau (PET) served as prime minister between 1968 and 1984, and is well
   remembered for invoking the Canadian War Measures Act. CTV News says a
   year after his death, there's still no national monument for former prime
   minister Pierre Elliot Trudeau. It was one year ago on Friday that Canada
   lost the man who many considered to be the most popular leader in this
   country's history. Former American president Jimmy Carter and Cuban
   President Fidel Castro were among the dignitaries at Trudeau's funeral at
   Notre Dame Basilica.

    28 September 2001 - Anniversary Of Trudeau's Death Passes Quietly
   By The Associated Press, -
   ST-REMI, Quebec (AP) - Three friends of former prime minister Pierre
   Trudeau stood solemnly for several minutes in front of his family crypt
   Friday and placed single red roses in the doorway to mark the first
   anniversary of his death.

    27 September 2001 - PRZ Says: No Regrets About Developing PGP
   Phil Zimmermann says "The Friday September 21st Washington Post carried
   an article by Ariana Cha that I feel misrepresents my views on the role
   of PGP encryption software in the September 11th terrorist attacks."
   (Zimmerman notes: This letter may be widely circulated)
   * Click here for Signed version of announcement
   * Click here for local Signed version at VHT-Canada
   * Click here for Washington Post article in question

    27 September 2001 - Gordon Sinclair's Pro-American 1973 Editorial
   One of the links at Urban Legends, is about Canadian broadcaster Gordon
   Sinclair, who delivered an impassioned defense of the U.S. in 1973.

    27 September 2001 - Urban Legends Rumors of War
   Urban Legends has a Rumors of War Page, which is a collection of links to
   pages discussing the various rumors to come out of the September 11
   terrorist attack on the United States of America. Interesting read.

    25 September 2001 - NAI Releases Source Code For PGPsdk
   Pretty Good Privacy International, (PGPi) says NAI has released the
   source code for PGPsdk 2.1.1 for peer review. It can be downloaded here.

    25 September 2001 - PGP Multiple User ID Vulnerability
   Pretty Good Privacy International, (PGPi) says a vulnerability in PGP's
   display of key validity has been discovered that could allow an attacker
   to fool users into thinking that a valid signature was created by what is
   actually an invalid user ID. The attack was discovered by Sieuwert van
   Otterloo, and works on all PGP 5.x, 6.x and 7.x versions. NAI has already
   released a hotfix that corrects the problem for the latest freeware and
   commercial PGP versions. See the original report and NAI's advisory.

    12 September 2001 - Amiga.org Sets Up 'Silent Post' For Terrorist Victims
   Amiga.org has a spot where we can leave a silent post (empty), showing
   our support for family and friends of the affected people in yesterdays
   attacks on the WTC and Pentagon.
   * Amiga.org main news page

    11 September 2001 - Terrorist Attack on World Trade Center and Pentagon
   Starting early this morning, at 8:45 am EST, two planes plowed into the
   World Trade Center in New York City, New York. One plane hit each
   building. A short time later, another passenger airplane that had been
   hijacked by the unknown terrorists, hit the Pentagon. Our sympathies to
   families and friends and all those involved in this tragedy.

    25 April 2001 - Putin Meets Russia's Computer Industry Elite
   On April 13, Russian president Vladimir Putin met with representatives
   of Russia's major information technology companies in the Kremlin, with
   each of the ten directors presenting a report on specific segments of
   the industry.  In particular, Kaspersky Labs CEO, Natalya Kaspersky,
   represented the area of computer security. Follow the link for KLabs
   press release.

    20 April 2001 - Virus Help Team Canada [VHT-CAN] At Amiga.Org
   Amiga.Org has added us to their Amiga List.  We are in the Product
   Support Pages category. If you would like to rate our site as a good
   site, use this link to the voting page:
   Rate VHT-Canada at Amiga.Org!
   If you rate us as terrible, or not so good, please use your back button
   to come back here, and fill in our Contact Form to make suggestions for
   improvements. Feedback is the only way we can know if something is not to
   your liking. Thankyou.

    05 April 2001 - CineReal Demonstrating At The Ottawa Business Show
   CineReal Pro-Video will be demonstrating the CinePack at the Ottawa
   Business Show on April 11, 2001. In booth #7005. CineReal is our local
   Ottawa, Ontario, Canada Amiga Dealer. Visit Ottawa Business Show here.
   For more on our local dealer, visit CineReal Amiga Dealer.

    03 March 2001 - Virus Help Team Netherlands Is Down
    As reported on March 1st, but now added the info to the About Us page.
    We are sorry for this inconvenience, but due to circumstances, VHT-NL
    site will be down for a while. They are unable to update the site with
    any new or relevant information nor files. For now, please visit the
    other Virus Teams at Virus Help Denmark or ourselves.
   
    03 March 2001 - Virus Help Team Norway Is Still Down
    As reported on March 1st, but now added the info to the About Us page.
    We are sorry for this inconvenience, but due to circumstances, VHT-NO
    site is still down. For now, please visit the other Virus Teams at
    Virus Help Denmark or ourselves.

    01 March 2001 - A Couple Of Virus Help Teams Are Down
   Sorry, but due to circumstances beyond their control, a couple of the
   Virus Help Teams will be down for an undetermined amount of time.  These
   include the Virus Help Team Netherlands, and Virus Help Team Norway.
   Sorry for the inconvenience.  Virus Help Team Denmark and ourselves, are
   still alive and well.

    23 January 2001 - Some Virus Help Team Canada Changes
   * Rate Our Site! Button: Found on the Main Page, had to have the URL's
     changed, since Amiga-News swithched back to their amiga-news server.
   * Kaspersky(TM) Anti-Virus Products: Added to the About Us Page
   * Sensible Security Solutions: Canadian Distributor of AntiVirus Products,
     for most platforms, except the Amiga, was added to the About Us Page.

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