Type: External (6.0 and later
MSAV [d:] [/S|/C][/R][/A][/L][/N][/P][/F][/video][/mouse]
Purpose: Scans your computer for known viruses.
MSAV will scan the specified drive for known viruses. If no drive is
the current drive will be scanned.
MSAV creates a CHKLIST.MS file in each directory that is scanned for
The first time you scan a directory checksums are recorded for each
the CHKLIST.MS file. With subsequent scans, new checksums are compared
originals to see if the program files have changed. If there is a
may indicate a virus infection.
/S - Scans the specified drive without removing the viruses that are
/C - Scans the specified drive removing any viruses that are found.
/R - Creates a file, named MSAV.RPT, that lists the number of files
scanned, the number of viruses found, and the number of viruses removed.
do not specify this option, a report will not be created. If created,
MSAV.RPT file will be placed in the root directory.
/A - Scans all drives except A and B.
/L - Scans all local drives except network drives.
/N - Used to display the contents of an MSAV.TXT file, if it exists and
is located in the directory that contains the MSAV.EXE file. MSAV then
the specified drive. MSAV does not use the graphical interface. If a
detected, MSAV returns exit code 86 instead of displaying a message on
screen. This error code means that more than one or more viruses were
/P - Displays a command-line interface instead of the graphical
/F - Turns off the display of filenames that have been scanned. This
should be used only with the /N or /P options .
/video - Displays a list of switches that can be used to affect how
displayed. The following switches are included in this list:
/25 - Sets the screen display to 25 lines. This is the default
/28 - Sets the screen display to 28 lines (for VGA display adapters
/43 - Sets the screen display to 43 lines (for EGA and VGA display
/50 - Sets the screen display to 50 lines (for VGA display
/60 - Sets the screen display to 60 lines (for Video 7 display adapters
/IN - Runs MSAV using a color scheme, even is a color display adapter
/BW - Runs MSAV using a black-and-white color scheme.
/MONO - Runs MSAV using a monochromatic color scheme.
/LCD - Runs MSAV using an LCD color scheme.
/FF - Uses the fastest screen updating on computers with CGA display
(this may decrease video quality).
/BF - Uses the computer`s BIOS to display video.
/NF - Disables the use of alternate fonts.
/BT - Allows use of a graphics mouse in Windows
/NGM - Runs MSAV using the default mouse character instead of the
/LE - Exchanges left and right mouse buttons.
/PS2 - Resets the mouse if the mouse cursor disappears or locks up.
/mouse - There are three mouse related options :
NGM - No graphics mouse. The default mouse character is used rather
graphics cursor in full-screen display.
LE - Switches the left and right mouse buttons.
PS2 - Resets the mouse if the cursor disappears or freezes.
/video - If you specify this option alone on the command line, MSAVE
display a list of the available video and mouse options .
To scan the current directory, removing any found viruses, enter the
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