ThunderBYTE Anti-Virus (TBAV) was an early antivirus software product. It was created by Dutchman Frans Veldman in 1988, and published by his company, ESaSS BV It was mainly designed for DOS , but there were also versions supporting Microsoft Windows . TBAV is known for its fast scan speed, heuristics-based scanner, and
Anti-Vir.Datfiles tracking known-good file information.
Originally ThunderBYTE used a dedicated ISA card to provide protection before the operating system was even loaded. Later, a software-only product released, which soon moved the hardware offering. It was distributed as shareware .
In 1998, TBAV was sold to Norman ASA , which discontinued ThunderBYTE as a product.
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