Registered: Apr 2001
Location: New York
I found the following information on the Prentice Hall site. It seems that finally, after almost 2 years since they found the problem, they are just now starting to solve the problem.
I am including the link to get to this information but, because they use frames, you will have to navigate to the technical support page for the UML Multimedia Cyber Classroom:
The first solution that they propose, to disable virus checking, is unacceptable. Our position is that PHPTR must reissue CD-ROM's as soon as possible or pull the product from the market. There are too many viruses and security problems today to take any less of a position.
Technical Support for the Complete UML Training Course
The latest versions of Norton anti-virus software will indicate the presence of a W95.CIH.corrupt virus on the CD. This is actually not a virus, and your computer is in no danger of being infected by a virus as a result of running the UML CD.
In late 1999, during the original production of the UML Multimedia Cyber Classroom, the build tree became infected with the W95.CIH virus, and was immediately cleaned with Norton Anti-Virus. However, while Norton removed all of the malicious code, it left some header information which caused Norton anti-virus programs to mistakenly report the existence of a virus. In November 2001, we cleaned the files again and published updated CDs. At the time, Norton did not report the existence of a virus. However Norton recently updated their Virus definition files and it again mistakenly identifies the remaining header files as viruses. There is no virus on the UML Multimedia Cyber Classroom. Still, Norton Anti-Virus will not allow you to install or copy the CD to your hard disk, due to the erroneous virus identification.
You may disable your anti-virus program or configure your anti-virus program to refrain from scanning .exe files in order to install and use the UML Multimedia Cyber Classroom.
We are in the process of creating a new CD that will be completely clean of any virus information files. To be placed on the list to receive a new CD when ready please send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
And we thank you for your patience in this matter.
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