"Out of Memory" Error After Updating MSAV Signature File (127807)
The information in this article applies to:
• Microsoft MS-DOS operating system 6.0
• Microsoft MS-DOS operating system 6.2
• Microsoft MS-DOS operating system 6.21
• Microsoft MS-DOS operating system 6.22
This article was previously published under Q127807
After you update the Microsoft Anti-Virus signature files, you receive
the following error message when you press the F9 key while you are
running MS-DOS Anti-Virus (MSAV.EXE):
Out of memory
When this error occurs, the computer may stop responding (hang).
Note that this problem occurs only with the MS-DOS Anti-Virus signature
files. This problem does not occur with the Windows Anti-Virus (MWAV.EXE)
The Microsoft MS-DOS Anti-Virus signature file update (DOSAV.EXE) dated
3/18/95 and later corrects the "Out of Memory" error the article
discusses. All information about the updated signature file for MS-DOS
Anti-Virus is provided by Symantec/Central Point.
Updated signature files for the Microsoft Anti-Virus programs for MS-DOS
and Windows are available from the Symantec/Central Point BBS or the
Symantec/Central Point forum on CompuServe. The updated signature list
for MS-DOS Anti-Virus is called DOSAV.EXE, dated 9/27/95. The updated
signature list for Windows Anti-Virus is called WINAV.EXE, dated 8/31/95.
The Symantec/Central Point BBS number is (541) 984-5366.
To reach the Symantec/Central Point forum on CompuServe, type GO SYMDOS or
SYMWIN at any CompuServe prompt.
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