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1998 Press Releases/August 17, 1998

Command AntiVirus™Combats The Elusive Marburg Virus

MGM Interactive's WarGames Infected with Marburg Virus, But Not For Long, Thanks to Command AntiVirus

JUPITER, FL August 17, 1998 - Command AntiVirus™, long the leader in fast and effective virus detection, recently lived up to the challenge of the Marburg virus. Once Marburg was discovered to have infected MGM Interactive's "WarGames" through electronic registry of the game, several anti-virus products were put to the test.

According to GameSpot News, an on-line news and information service, "Marburg is so elusive that out of the four anti-virus scanners used, only Command AntiVirus for CIH, ANXIETY, and MARBURG found the virus."

Although Marburg is a relatively new virus, it poses one of the greatest computer virus threats ever. Marbug is a polymorphic virus, coded to infect Windows 95 / Windows 98 portable executable files. The virus is triggered randomly and the end result is the destruction of some virus signature databases, destroying the anti-virus protection you may have.

GameSpot News further noted, "If you own the game and have registered electronically, you probably already have the virus. It will infect both Windows and Systems directories. The virus will execute within three months after the initial infection and will display random white circles with red Xs inside."

"Marburg is a highly destructive virus," said Andy Ruppanner, VP of Marketing & Sales at Command Software, makers of Command AntiVirus. "And since Command AntiVirus is the only product that has stood up to Marburg, Command will make a special offer to any purchaser of WarGames."

Contact Command Software on-line or by phone within the next 60 days to order your copy of Command AntiVirus for $24.98, a 50 percent reduction off the retail price. On-line purchasers should be sure to reference promotion code E2F4.

Command Software Systems, Inc., one of Inc. magazine's 500 fastest growing private companies, develops, markets and supports the most efficient and effective anti-virus software solutions in the world. Incorporated in 1984, the company has offices in the United States and Europe, and markets directly through a network of established dealers and security integrators worldwide. For more information about Command Software Systems, Inc., call (800) 432-9147 or visit our Web site at


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