VSAFE Looks for VIRSIGS.CPS Rather Than VIRSIGS.MS (98636)
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 Q98636
When Microsoft VSAFE loads, it looks for an external signature file named
VIRSIGS.CPS rather than VIRSIGS.MS. Microsoft Anti-Virus and Microsoft Anti-
Virus for Windows correctly look for the VIRSIGS.MS file.
If you are using Microsoft VSAFE and you have obtained a new signature file
from Central Point Software, duplicate the VIRSIGS.MS file as VIRSIGS.CPS.
For example, type the following at the MS-DOS command prompt and then press
copy virsigs.ms virsigs.cps
When VSAFE loads the virus signature files successfully, you should
see the following message
<nnnn> external signatures were read.
where <nnnn> is the number of signatures read from file.
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