10/27/2001:



1) Eliminated PKUNZIP from the system by using the built in .ZIP file scanning capabilities of SCANPM. Makes the scan process much faster and is more efficient.

2) Eliminated support for Norton and F-Prot. Why mess with the rest when McAfee is best for this application?

3) Updated the VPOPSCAN web page (finally). We now have a FAQ and Message Board for support. Check it out at www.info-techs.com/vpopscan.html"





10/9/2001:

1) Fixed an error in VSCAN.BAT that called the PKUNZIP routine. I had it as:

IF EXIST *.ZIP ../PKUNZIP.EXE *.ZIP >NUL

when it should have been:

IF EXIST *.ZIP ..\PKUNZIP.EXE *.ZIP >NUL

2) We now distribute the documentation as both:

VPOPSCAN.TXT

VPOPSCAN.HTML



3) We are working on a lot of enhancements to both VPOPSCAN and our web site. Stay tuned!





3/3/2001:

Sorry it's been so long between updates.

1) Updated the program to use version 4.x of McAfee's anti-virus. McAfee has abandoned .DAT file updates for the older version 3.x of their command line scanner.

2) Gave up on attempting to keep the VPOPSCAN Guide small enough to fit on a floppy disk. I have now included all required program files and the latest release of McAfee's .DAT files.

3) Found a bug on some systems being able to call PKUNZIP.EXE correctly from the PATH. From line 15 of VSCAN.BAT:

IF EXIST *.ZIP PKUNZIP.EXE *.ZIP >NUL

has been updated to:

IF EXIST *.ZIP ../PKUNZIP.EXE *.ZIP >NUL

4) Finally ran VPOPSCAN.TXT file through the spell checker. :)

5) The web site support for VPOPSCAN has been moved and updated. You can now find it at:

http://www.info-techs.com/vpopscan.html

6) Updated the links in VPOPSCAN.TXT.

7) Changed the VPOPSCAN.TXT format for no line wrap. I think this is better for viewing and printing for most users.

8) Released VPOPSCAN.TXT and WHATS.NEW in HTML format (VPOPSCAN.HTML and WHATSNEW.HTML)



5/23/1999:

1) After setting up a new 95 box, we found the first time running of VSCAN.BAT did not work. We found the External Router was not being called. We were using

"COMMAND.COM" /C VSCAN.BAT

as the External Router command line. When we changed it to

"C:\WINDOWS\COMMAND.COM" /C VSCAN.BAT

everything worked fine. We then switched back to

"COMMAND.COM" /C VSCAN.BAT

and the original command line then worked fine! The bottom line, we updated the Guide to include the full path in the External Router command line.



5/21/1999:

1) The VSCAN.BAT command line for calling PKUNZIP.EXE checking for .ZIP files was incorrect:

IF EXISTS *.ZIP PKUNZIP *.ZIP >NUL

should be:

IF EXIST *.ZIP PKUNZIP *.ZIP >NUL

2) The 5/19/1999 version did not have the EICAR.ZIP file included in the archive.

3) Discovered quirks with NT accessing Network resources while running VSCAN.BAT.

4) Updated the External Router command line. If standard Windows PATH's are assumed, the parenthesis can be dropped.

5) Updated the Command Line examples in the Trouble Shooting section.

6) Dropped the distribution of ECD75DOS.ZIP in the VPOPSCAN Guide. After a lot of testing we like UUDEVIEW better than the ESS-Code program (and it's free!).



5/19/1999:

1) Updated VSCAN.BAT. There was an error in the command line argument for calling some programs from VSCAN.BAT, having to do with Extended Names and the DOS shell.

2) Added a section on Command Line arguments and problems (with examples!).

3) Added a Program Flow section. This steps you through the process of how VPOP and VSCAN.BAT are working and interacting, hopefully helping people trouble shoot any problems.

4) Archived EICAR.COM to EICAR.ZIP for distribution. Hopefully this will help prevent download managers from failing the whole VPOPSCAN.ZIP file because they detected EICAR.COM.



4/29/1999:

1) Add "IF EXISTS" argument for PKUNZIP.EXE. This saves processing time if no .ZIP attachments.



4/28/1999:

1) Add RD command line argument to VSCAN.BAT - replaces DELTREE command for NT users (Thank you Mark Todd).

2) Add special section to the Guide for Remote Router command line parameters.



4/21/1999:

1) Incorporated McAfee's Protected Mode Scan for DOS (SCANPM) instead of the older Scan for DOS. This helps

with reliability and memory requirements. It is also faster.

2) Update README.TXT:

1) Expanded the document explanations and added more details.

2) Added a Trouble Shooting area.

3) Remove SCAN.EXE and add SCANPM.EXE as the default Virus Scanner.

3) Updated VSCAN.BAT.

1) Fixed command line error for Norton AntiVirus (Thank you Jonathan Salzedo).

2) Added comments for discarding suspect E-mail messages an attachments.

3) Remove SCAN.EXE and add SCANPM.EXE as the default Virus Scanner.



Versions of the VPOPSCAN Guide. See WHATS.NEW for

1) 4/9/1999: First release of the VPOPSCAN Guide.

2) 4/21/1999: Second release

3) 4/28/1999: Third release

4) 5/19/1999: Fourth release