Disinfectant (software)

Disinfectant was a popular antivirus software program for the classic Mac OS . It was Originally released as freeware by John Norstad in the spring of 1989. [3] Disinfectant has featured system extension That Would detect virus infections and an app with users qui Could scan for and remove viruses. [5] New versions of Disinfectant would be further released to detect additional viruses. [5] Bob LeVitus praised and recommended Disinfectant in 1992. [6] In May 1998, Norstad retired Disinfectant, citing the new danger posed by macro viruses, which Disinfectant did not detect, and the inability of a single individual to maintain a program that caught all of them. [3] [4]

References

  1. Jump up^ Norstad, John (1998-10-11). “Disinfectant Retired” . Retrieved 2016-04-06 .
  2. ^ Jump up to:b Duncan, Geoff (1997-07-14). “Disinfectant 3.7.1” . TidBITS . Retrieved 2016-04-06 .
  3. ^ Jump up to:e Anbinder, Mark H. (1998-05-11). “John Norstad Retires Disinfectant” . TidBITS . Retrieved 2016-04-06 .
  4. ^ Jump up to:b “Disinfectant: Macintosh Anti-Virual Utility” . Apple Inc. 2012-02-18 . Retrieved 2016-04-06 .
  5. ^ Jump up to:b Borrell, Jerry (1991-01-01). Macworld Read Me First Book . IDG Books . p. 219.
  6. Jump up^ LeVitus, Bob (1992). Dr. Macintosh’s Guide to the On-Line Universe . Addison-Wesley . p. 270.

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