The Antidote (anti virus)

The Antidote (anti virus)

Two separate products where developed under the "Antidote" brandname.

D.A.V.L.'s AntiDote

Back in 1994 Wim Boot developed several anti-virus utilities as a hobby project; as a young computer enthusiast, he came in contact with Rob Swaab of Supral Fabrieken B.V., The Netherlands. Their contact led to the development of an MS-DOS based anti-virus product "The Antidote", which was marketed in 1996-1998 as a budget anti-virus utility under a newly formed company called D.A.V.L. (the Dutch Anti-Virus Laboratory).

D.A.V.L. their anti-virus product was a memory-resident active antivirus which trapped calls to the disk bios and DOS-kernel, allowing it to prevent viral activity and abort program execution before any harm could be done.

D.A.V.L. was dissolved in 1998 after Rob and Wim split up, Wim there after developed several other anti-virus products, most notably dLight.

Vintage Solutions AntiDote

Vintage Solutions their AntiDote antivirus product was developed around 1996(?) and was marketed until 2001 by Vintage Solutions. Their website has been left unchanged ever since and no more information of their product can be found.

The Vintage Solutions anti-virus products range were signature scanners, sadly by the time of release already outperformed by most products of the market in detection, restoration and speed.


*D.A.V.L. website (offline, last located at
*D.A.V.L. Employees

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