Discussion in 'other anti-virus software' started by maddawgz, Apr 29, 2005.
is there a free standing dos virus scanner was curious thanks MD
F-prot has one available on their web site. ( free )
McAfee has a fairly good one also at NAI. http://vil.nai.com/vil/virus-4d.asp
NOD32 also has one.
Norton also had something similar... I forget.
F-Secure Anti-Virus for DOS is free. Has anyone used it?
The question with all these is... do they scan properly in NTFS [long file names and all]
looks like an old version of f-prot.
Here, this link may help you
It lists all known free DOS scanners
Yes, this is critical on NT systems.
F-Prot for DOS will scan all directories on an NTFS drive that was mounted with an appropriate driver, when run under Windows 9x / Me. However, it will miss directories when run under W2K or XP, regardless of whether the file system is FAT-32 or NTFS!
In fact Frisk recommends not using F-Prot for DOS under Windows XP. You should use the scanner FPCMD.EXE which is included with the commercial F-Prot for Windows.
Whether the other DOS scanners have the same problem with NT systems I do not know.
Is it legal to distribute FPCMD.exe? I don't suppose so, is it?
I was not advocating transferring it across to the normal free DOS scanner. Just that you would have to purchase the F-Prot for Windows version for long term use.
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