Larry Hoyle wrote:
> Our university recently site licensed an anti virus package partly over the
> Y2k virus scare.
> I just spent an amusing :>) hour tracking down odd behavior of a SAS program
> which writes HTML to a file. It seems that having dynamic virus protection
> enabled (using Command anti-virus) would interfere with the SAS program's
> ability to reopen the output file for append. I guess the anti-virus program
> would be scanning the file when the SAS program wanted to append to it and
> that section of the SAS program would fail with a warning that the file was
> in use by another program.
> Turning off the active protection while running the SAS program made the
> problem go away.
Not only that, but anti-virus packages can hose your *install* of SAS
[or other large packages] as well. _caveat_utor_ .
David Cassell, OAO email@example.com
Senior Computing Specialist