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pleases."


     ANOTHER BIT ON VIRUS-RELATED ANTICS ON THE ST/TT/FALCON
                      by Richard Karsmakers

 Normally, I release a new version of the "Ultimate Virus Killer"
every three months.  Version 6.4 was scheduledfor release  around
the beginning of October this year,  but I couldn't get myself to
do any serious coding or anything other vaguely  computer-related
around  that  time  so I decided to  skip  one  interval.  As  an
interesting extra,  this would also allow the world-wide agent of
the program,  Douglas Communications of  Stockport,  England,  to
catch up on a bit of a back log in orders and the like.
 So version 6.4 won't be released until mid or end  January.  Not
that  I will be in much of a coding mood then,  but fact is  that
I'll  have  to  get down to it some day and I  have  an  enormous
amount  of  stuff that needs to be included.  I  have  a  "TO_DO"
folder  on  my hard disk that contains over 1.1  Mb  of  resident
applications,  bootsectors and even a few viruses,  that will all
need to be included in version 6.4.  I'll start coding soon after
the  release  of  this issue of ST  NEWS  (between  Karin-related
events) and wrap everything up in the weekend of January 21st.
 So there really isn't a lot to say here. I haven't yet looked at
the  viruses in particular,  but I can say something of  interest
with  regard  to this mysterious girl from  Slovenia  that  calls
herself Lucky Lady.

Lucky Lady Departs?

 Although she still maintains perfect anonimity,  I have had  the
chance  to  exchange  some communications with  her  via  various
hacked Internet accounts.  She will leave the scene  soon,  after
which she will not further bother the Atari world with any of her
viruses.  I  guess that's good news for all of us,  for the  last
thing we need is someone actually creating viruses sortof by  the
wagonload,  not even if she finds it necessary to send them to me
before/at release.
 More news about this,  if applicable,  will be found in  further
instalments of this column in a future issue of ST NEWS.

 So it's curtains for now.  Be prepared for a massively  improved
version  6.4 of "Ultimate Virus Killer" to be released  somewhere
around  the  end  of  January.  All  information  about  will  be
mentioned in ST NEWS Volume 10 Issue 1. 

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