BloodyCactus wrote on 2023-01-16, 19:43:
Blue text windows, was probably VSUM. it was blue and a virus encyclopedia.
Thank you! I've found a copy of it in this cool archive:
And it really comes close to my memories.
However, the version I remember was more Turbo Pascal style or IBM SAA / CUA style:
You know, the look of those Turbo products on DOS..
The background consisted of these gray/beige ASCII patterns, if memory serves.
As it was common with Turbo Pascal programs of the time.
The windows with the virus information were all blue, with white or cyan text colour, maybe a bit of yellow, too.
The index window was blue, too, if memories serve me well.
It also had those close/maximize icons from Turbo Pascal, which resembled those of Windows 2/3 at the time.
Edit: In simple words, it looked like a cross of VSUM and the IBM AntiVirus program..
If my memories are correct, it was on those shareware CD-ROMs I had in the 90s.
So no commercial product, at least.
Edit: And it also differed from AVP in one way: AVP had no pull-down menu.
The database I remember that multiple menu items, like VSUM had..
Edit: I don't mean to be ungrateful, please excuse if it looks that way.
It's rather the contrary. I'm really happy to learn about all those different databases! 😁
That's the primary reason why I attached some screen shots here, too. (They're tiny in size.)
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