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VSAFE


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Continuously monitors your computer for viruses and displays a warning when it finds one. VSAFE is a memory-resident program that uses 22K of memory.

Do not use the VSAFE command when Windows is running.


Syntax

VSAFE [/option[+ | -] ...] [/NE] [/NX] [/Ax | /Cx] [/N] [/D] [/U]


Parameters

none.


Switches
/Ax (v6.0)
Sets the hot key as ALT plus the key specified by x.
/Cx (v6.0)
Sets the hot key as CTRL plus the key specified by x.
/D (v6.0)
Turns off checksumming.
/N (v6.0)
Allows VSAFE to monitor for possible viruses on network drives.
/NE (v6.0)
Prevents VSafe from loading into expanded memory.
/NX (v6.0)
Prevents VSafe from loading into extended memory.
/option (v6.0)
Specifies how VSAFE monitors for viruses. Use a plus or minus sign (+ or -) after the number to turn an option on or off. This list describes the options you can choose:
/U (v6.0)
Removes VSAFE from memory.

Related

none.


Notes
Using VSAFE with Microsoft Windows

Before installing Windows, turn off VSAFE. If VSAFE is running, you may not be able complete the Windows installation. If you use VSAFE with Windows, run the MWAVTSR memory-resident program by adding the command to your WIN.INI file:

    load=mwavtsr.exe

MWAVTSR enables VSAFE messages to be displayed in Windows.


Examples

To specify that VSAFE not check for formatting that could erase all data on the hard disk, that VSAFE warn of attempts to write to the boot sector of a floppy disk, and that ALT+T be assigned as the hot key to display the VSAFE screen, type:

    VSAFE /1- /7+ /At

Errorlevels

none.


Availability
External Resident
DOS
v6.0
Windows
none
Windows NT
none