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 ENTER:

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.

Modification Type: Major Last Reviewed: 11/23/1999
Keywords: KB98636