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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.
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- Sets the hot key as ALT plus the key specified by x.
- Sets the hot key as CTRL plus the key specified by x.
- Turns off checksumming.
- Allows VSAFE to monitor for possible viruses on network
- Prevents VSafe from loading into expanded memory.
- Prevents VSafe from loading into extended memory.
- 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:
- 1 Warns of formatting that could completely erase the hard disk. The default setting is "on."
- 2 Warns of an attempt by a program to stay in memory. The default setting is "off."
- 3 Prevents programs from writing to disk. The default setting is "off."
- 4 Checks executable files that the operating system opens. The default setting is "on."
- 5 Checks all disks for boot sector viruses. The default setting is "on."
- 6 Warns of attempts to write to the boot sector or partition table of the hard disk. The default setting is "on."
- 7 Warns of attempts to write to the boot sector of a floppy disk. The default setting is "off."
- 8 Warns of attempts to modify executable files. The default setting is "off."
- Removes VSAFE from memory.
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:
MWAVTSR enables VSAFE messages to be displayed in
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
- External Resident
- Windows NT