Archived viruses, was Re: Reasonable price for a complete SOL-20 system?

Fred Cisin cisin at
Sat Oct 22 14:21:42 CDT 2016

On Sat, 22 Oct 2016, Liam Proven wrote:
> :-)
> A good 5-6y or more ago I restored an old Mac Classic II a friend gave
> me. I got it dual-booting System 6.0.8 and 7.1 and had both of them
> online via an Asanté EtherSCSI interface. To do this involved
> downloading a lot of ancient Mac software on my B&W G3 under OS X, and
> putting it on Zip disk, then putting the Zip media in the Classic II's
> SCSI Zip drive.
> One of the Systems on the Classic was repurposed from another Mac and
> included some ancient Mac antivirus program -- I forget which one,
> maybe Disinfectant. I was glad of it, though, as it triggered and
> found one of my downloads was infected with an equally ancient Mac
> virus.

But "Marketing" convinced the public that Macs were IMMUNE TO GETTING 
VIRUSES!    :-)

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