mks_vir

mks_vir (formerly: MkS_Vir ) – Polish antivirus program, created by Marek Sell in 1987.

The original reason for this software is that the solutions existing on the market these times did not satisfy the author’s needs. [4] The first versions for DOS were distributed on floppy disks by Apexim , the company in which Marek Sell worked. The updates were issued monthly and sent by mail . Initially, the software delivered to the users was personalized – the main screen contained the serial number and the data of the license owner. Despite that, Trojan horses , impersonating program updates, which were not issued yet. [c]Later, together with the full version of the software, demo versions were issued, which allowed to use the program for a week. [5] For educational reasons, the program contained descriptions of the operation of some viruses and, from the 3.99 version, the lexicon of the viruses popular in Poland. In 1996, he became the winner of the third edition of the Teraz Polska contest. [6]

In 1996, the MKS company, created by Marek Sell, became the program producer. A website of the program and a BBS were created. The company continued the development of the program after the death of the author in 2004. Versions for Windows and Unix were created. An online scanner, based on the ActiveX technology, has become available on the software website. [7]

After the bankruptcy of the company MKS, [8] in 2011, the property receiver sold [9] the rights to the mks_vir trademark to the ArcaBit company, created by A Few years Earlier the form MKS employees. [10] [11] It reactivated the mks_vir product as a free antivirus application. [12]

Officially, the ArcaBit company resigned from the distribution and support for the software on 2014, March 1.

Some of the program versions: [13]

  • 3.12 (January 1991 – the first version described in the program history)
  • 4.00 (April 1993)
  • 5.00 (July 1994)
  • 6.00 (September 1998)
  • 2002
  • 2003 [14]
  • 2004
  • 2005 (the last version for DOS [15] )
  • 2006 (the last version for Windows 98 / Me ) [16]
  • 2k7 (the first 64-bit version)
  • 9 (the last version produced by MKS)
  • 10 (announced multilingual version – not issued) [17]
  • 12 (the version based on the ArcaBit engine)
  • 13.11 (the last version produced by ArcaBit)
  • 2013 Internet Security (the last version, announced in February 2013 – not issued) [18]

Notes

  1. Jump up^ Supported Windows versions: 95, 98, Me, NT, 2000, XP, 2003, Vista, 2008, 7
  2. Jump up^ Supported versions BSD:FreeBSD,NetBSD,OpenBSD
  3. Jump up^ Versions of the program not issued to impersonating Trojans: 3.39 (January 1991), 3.62 (January 1993)

References

  1. Jump up^ http://www.mks.com.pl/o_nas/marek_sell [ dead link ]
  2. Jump up^ http://www.mks.com.pl/pomoc/faq#004 [ dead link ]
  3. Jump up^ http://www.mks.com.pl/resources/files/licencja_unix_bezplatna.pdfdead link ]
  4. Jump up^ Magazyn Internetowy WWW, November 2002 [ dead link ]
  5. Jump up^ MkS_Vir v6.29a demo version
  6. Jump up^ http://www.terazpolska.pl/pl/konkurs-teraz-polska-laureaci,frazal-mks
  7. Jump up^ http://www.mks.com.pl/skaner/ [ dead link ]
  8. Jump up^ 15 października 2010 – MSiG nr 202/2010 – PRAWO UPADŁOŚCIOWE I NAPRAWCZE – Postanowienie o ogłoszeniu upadłości
  9. Jump up^ http://komunikaty.rp.pl/komunikaty/KomunikatPdf/41090
  10. Jump up^ Kosiński, Kamil (2006-01-10). “Komu mks_vir zapewni byt?” . Biznesu pulses . p. 6. ISSN  1427-6852 .
  11. Jump up^ Co dalej z mks_virem? – Magazyn Internet 04.2006, s.64 – cz.1 [ dead link ]
  12. Jump up^ http://www.mks_vir.arcabit.pl/o_projekcie [ dead link ]
  13. Jump up^ http://www.mks.com.pl/pobierz/instalacje [ dead link ]
  14. Jump up^ “Rok 2003 bez wirusów”. PCkurier . Flight. 2. 2003-02-07. p. 12. ISSN  0867-0153 .
  15. Jump up^ http://www.mks.com.pl/produkty/mks_vir_2005_dla_dos [ dead link ]
  16. Jump up^ Za tydzień mks_vir wraca – Biznesu pulses 12.04.06 [ dead link ]
  17. Jump up^ http://interaktywnie.com/hi-tech/newsy/prportal/wspoltworz-nowy-produkt-z-firma-mks-10961
  18. Jump up^ http://www.mks_vir.arcabit.pl/aktualnosci/mksvir_2013_internet_security [ dead link ]

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