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

william degnan billdegnan at
Fri Oct 21 20:22:42 CDT 2016

On Oct 21, 2016 8:30 PM, "Steven M Jones" <classiccmp at> wrote:
> On 10/21/2016 14:15, william degnan wrote:
> > Any disk or archive you come upon from the early 90's should be scanned
> > viruses before use on a vintage machine.  USe a modern PC as it's no
> > to clean old viruses that way.  Scan before you use on an older machine,
> > scan inside of ZIP files not just the zip itself.  There were three
> > that I found years ago on the most-often seen Maslin archive set.  Old
> > stuff that's not an issue for modern machines.
> I didn't think modern A/V products included complete historical sets of
> signatures. I'm sure they can deal with ancient, simple bootloader
> infections and such, but at some point I'd be concerned there's a gap
> where something might be too new to be detected by the simplest
> heuristics, but too old for a more sophisticated signature to be in your
> common modern products.
> But this isn't something I've had to deal with. Is this an imagined
> problem, or has somebody run into this?
> Thx,
> --S.

Stoned Monk is still detectable by modern anti virus software, 25 or
whatever years later, at least last time I tested using a win 7 machine.
So, that was maybe 4 or 5 years ago.

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