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/// SHI News:  PC-Task Virus Nonexistent
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                                                    September 18, 1993

 

    To: ALL                                From: Michael Arends @
                                                 SHI RVC/West
                                                 P.O. Box 1531
                                                 Lynnwood, WA  98046-1531

    RE: PC-Task Virus


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Salutations everyone,


I am going to make this as short and sweet as possible, BUT yet as much
to the point as I possibly can.

In a earlier addition of AMIGA REPORT I stated that the SHI virus centers
were receiving reports of the Emwurm Virus in certain copies of PC-Task.
While this IS the case, certain things have been pointed out to me and I 
feel that I must clarify the subject with everyone so as NOT to further
damage the reputation of Chris Hames (PC-Task Author) or his program
PC-Task.

Apparently the problem stems from the fact that the version of PC-Task
that the Emwurm virus was reportedly found in was a CRACKED, UNAUTHORIZED
version, and that the Author, Chris Hames, whom I have since talked with
had NO knowledge of this and/or anything to do with it.

It has also been pointed out to me that this particular version of
Virus-Interceptor may have in fact erroneously found this virus anyway, and
that in fact new versions of Virus-Interceptor no longer report such a
virus.

So the point I guess I am trying to make, is that I should have clarified
(1), that a CRACKED, PIRATED version of PC-Task is what has caused this
situation to occur.  That (2), the author, Chris Hames has had no knowlage
of the situation concerning this reported virus and PC-Task. Last but not
least (3) PC-Task is a OUTSTANDING program and that everyone who is
considering a PC emulator for his/her Amiga would be doing thier respective
selves a disservice if they didn't try and REGISTER it.

I must apologize to Chris Hames for any misunderstanding I may have
caused, and I want to make sure people know that I may have been speaking
AS a representative of SAFE HEX INTERNATIONAL, NOT as a representative of
AMIGA REPORT. I am sorry if this has caused anyone problems, and I hope
that in some small way this helps to rectify the situation.