"Aidstest" is an anti - virus scanner program (polyphage). Designed to search and neutralize file, boot and file-boot viruses. Aidstest scans for viruses using signatures. It was supported and distributed throughout 1988-1998 by CJSC DialogueScience . It was distributed in foreign markets under the name V-Hunter (Virus Hunter) and had versions in English and German. The author of the program is Dmitry Lozinsky .
|Type of||Antivirus software|
|Developer||Lozinsky, Dmitry Nikolaevich|
|First edition||November 17, 1988|
|Latest version||1723 from 09/27/97|
|License||freeware (free application for Dr. Web antivirus)|
The first Soviet antivirus program. It was created in 1988 when one of the computers of the Main Computing Center of the USSR State Planning Commission was infected with the Vienna-648 virus  . At one time - one of the most famous  in the USSR and Russia domestic software products.
In the late 90s, Aidstest was replaced by Doctor Web . The main reason for stopping work on Aidstest was the wide spread at that time of polymorphic viruses that completely change their code at each infection. Since a permanent signature could not be distinguished in such viruses, Aidstest a priori could not fight them, while Doctor Web antivirus, also supported by DialogueScience CJSC, coped with this task. This led to the fact that the development of Aidstest was considered unpromising, and its creator joined the development of Doctor Web antivirus.