Bitdefender for DOS

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  1. minacross

    minacross Registered Member

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    anyone knows how to update the virus signature of this AV ? o_O

    thanx in advance
     
  2. kdcdq

    kdcdq Registered Member

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    Hello Minacross,

    I found your question to be a good one: how to update the virus signature(s) of Betdefender for DOS. Well, here is what I did to HOPEFULLY get the updated files into place:

    1) I downloaded bdcdos.zip, cumulative.zip, and daily.zip from Bitdefender's website.

    2) I extracted (unZipped) bdcdos.zip into a temporary directory "Temp". Important: note that directory "Temp" now contains a subdirectory called "Plugins".

    3) I extracted the cumulative virus definitions from cumulative.zip into temporary directory "Temp2".

    4) I extracted the daily virus definitions from daily.zip into the same "Temp2" directory replacing any/all duplicate files extracted from above.

    5) Now, in directory "Temp2" delete all *.dll files.

    6) Copy the remaining files (*.cvd, *.ivd, *.rvd, *.xmd) into directory "Temp/Plugins", replacing any/all duplicate files.

    7) Crank up Bitdefender for DOS.

    :cool: Hope for the best!

    Well, that's the good news. The bad news is that I am not positive that Bitdefender for DOS is actually using the new file definitions as per the previous steps. Perhaps Wizard or Technodrome can give us a definitive answer....

    Here is the standard disclaimer: I don't work for Bitdefender; I'm just an Average Joe like you. I can't swear the the above procedure will work for you.

    But I am still....
    KDCDQ, Security Freak
     
  3. minacross

    minacross Registered Member

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    thanx kdcdq, take a look at this reply I set to thier support :

    Dear Radu,

    I tried to update the sig. from the command line . But I receive the
    attached error message.

    thanx and best regards

    Mina
    ----- Original Message -----
    From: "BitDefender Support Team" <support@bitdefender.com>
    To: "Mina Guindy" <minacross@xxx.xxx>
    Sent: Friday, September 27, 2002 10:11 PM
    Subject: Re: BD for dos


    > Dear Mina,
    >
    > Thank you for your interest in our security solution BitDefender.
    >
    > If you will use the following command you will display all the
    > information about BitDefender for MSDos:
    >
    > "bdcdos /?"
    >
    > To update the virus definitions you use the /update option for bdcdos
    > from command line.
    >
    > Don't hesitate to contact us if you have any more questions.
    >
    > Best regards,
    >
    > Radu Dumitru
    > BitDefender Technical Support Engineer
    > -------------------------------------
    > SOFTWIN
    > Data Security Division
    > -------------------------------------
    > e-mail: support@bitdefender.com
    > phone: +(40) 1 233 18 52; 233 07 80
    > fax: (+40) 1 233.07.63
    > Bucharest, ROMANIA
    > http://www.bitdefender.com
    > http://www.softwin.ro
    > -------------------------------------
    > secure your every bit
    > -------------------------------------
    >
    > > dear sir,
    >
    > > How can I update its virus definitions??
    >
    >
    > > regards,
    >
    > > Mina Guindy
    >


    ---
    Outgoing mail is certified Virus Free.
    Checked by AVG anti-virus system (http://www.grisoft.com).
    Version: 6.0.391 / Virus Database: 222 - Release Date: 19/09/02



    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------



    I soon as I receive a reply I will port it.(hope soon)
     

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  4. FanJ

    FanJ Guest

    Hi Mina,

    I have deleted your email-address from your posting.
    I hope you don't mind, but I thought it was better to do so in the light of possible email-address-harvesters.

    Cheers, Jan.
     
  5. steve

    steve Security Expert

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    I've never used that program before, but just by looking at your error screenshot, I would say you need a space after bddosc. Try bddosc /update not bddosc/update
     
  6. minacross

    minacross Registered Member

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    Thanx FanJ :) :) , I will take more care in later posts.
    Steve, I tried this before and it did not work :(
     

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  7. Paul Wilders

    Paul Wilders Administrator

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    Mina,

    When executing this mentioned command:

    what shows up?

    regards.

    paul
     
  8. minacross

    minacross Registered Member

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    this this what shows up. the problem is that there is more at the beginning but it shows up so fast and i can figure out how to pause it or redisplay it. :( :mad:
    is there some DOS command to display this items one by one?? o_O
     

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  9. root

    root Registered Member

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    A "/p", no quotes should show 1 page at a time.
     
  10. minacross

    minacross Registered Member

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    /p in the program switches is "prompt for action"
    read the support team reply:

    Answer:

    Dear Nina,

    Thank you for your interest in our security solution BitDefender.

    Unfortunatly, there has been a mistake in the last message we sent you. BitDefender MS-DOS Edition does not provide a automatic way to update the virus signatures. In order to do this, you will have to go to: ftp://bitdefender.com/pub/updates/bitdefender_v7/
    and manually unpack the daily.zip file in the Plugins\ subdirectory.

    Thank you very much for your patience.

    Regards,

    Ovidiu Constantin
    BitDefender Technical Support Engineer
    -------------------------------------
    SOFTWIN
    Data Security Division
    -------------------------------------
    e-mail: support@bitdefender.com
    phone: +(4021) 233 18 52; 233 07 80
    fax: (+4021) 1 233.07.63
    Bucharest, ROMANIA
    http://www.bitdefender.com
    http://www.softwin.ro
    -------------------------------------
    secure your every bit
    -------------------------------------
     
  11. Paul Wilders

    Paul Wilders Administrator

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    Mina,

    My initial question had just one purpose: finding out if there indeed is an "update" command line. Root provided the needed extra info.

    Anyway, I assume your problem has been solved after the last SoftWin email.

    regards.

    paul
     
  12. kdcdq

    kdcdq Registered Member

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    Hello All,

    Well, at least I feel better knowing that my Home-Cooked updating method works as per BitDefender's E-mail posted above. :D

    Keep the faith,
    KDCDQ, Security Freak
     
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