Contents of the README.TXT file
CENTRAL POINT ANTI-VIRUS SIGNATURE UPDATE
*Signature File Update Information for Central Point Anti-Virus Version 2.X*
The self-extracting archive file named V2SIG.EXE is for users of Central
Point Anti-Virus Version 2.0 and above. It contains an update file that
includes the latest virus signatures available.
This update works with Central Point Anti-Virus Version 2.0 and above.
To update your version of Central Point Anti-Virus, follow these steps:
1. If you are on CompuServe or the Central Point BBS, download the
self-extracting archive file as V2SIG.EXE to a temporary directory
on your hard drive.
If you have the Central Point Anti-Virus Signature Disk, copy the
self-extracting archive file V2SIG.EXE to a temporary directory on
your hard drive.
2. Run V2SIG.EXE to extract the update signature file, SMARTSIG.CPS,
VIRULIST.CPS, the README.TXT file, and V2SIG.TXT, which contains this
file and an updated list of virus signatures included in the
3. If you have CPAV for DOS Version 2.0 just copy the SMARTSIG.CPS file into
the CPAV directory. If you have CPAV for DOS Version 2.1, you will need to
copy the SMARTSIG.CPS and the VIRULIST.CPS file to the directory on your
hard drive containing the Central Point Anti-Virus files.
-note: You do not need the VIRULIST.CPS if you have CPAV 2.0, it will
cause duplicate entries in the Virus list if installed. It is
only necessary for CPAV 2.1
4. Reboot your computer to update VSAFE with the new signatures.
5. Run the Central Point Anti-Virus program.
CPAV automatically uses the VIRULIST.CPS, which has all the updated virus
names, when it is in the directory that CPAV is run from.
There are some virus signatures included in the SMARTSIG.CPS file that have
the same name as viruses already detected by your version of Central Point
Anti-Virus. As new variants of viruses are found, we may add the
variant signature to the signature file to increase the virus detection
capability. Since the name of the variant is, in most cases, the same as
the original virus name, it will show up in the virus list only once and
will not be added to the total virus count.