Using VSAFE and Vsafe Manager (MWAVTSR.EXE) with Windows (98457)

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 Q98457


When you run VSAFE with Microsoft Windows, you receive repeated messages about .EXE files being changed if you install or upgrade any Windows-based applications.


This occurs because some applications create a zero (0) byte .EXE file and then add to the file during the installation process. When this happens, VSAFE repeatedly reports that the .EXE has changed.


To work around this problem, do the following:

    Run Vsafe Manager (MWAVTSR.EXE) and choose Options.
    Clear the Protect Executable Files check box and choose OK.
NOTE: When you run VSAFE with Microsoft Windows, you should also run Vsafe Manager (MWAVTSR.EXE). This program enables VSAFE messages to be displayed in Microsoft Windows. You should not start VSAFE after you have started Windows, nor should you change any VSAFE settings.

Modification Type: Major Last Reviewed: 11/23/1999
Keywords: KB98457