Anti Virus run from flashdrive?

Discussion in 'other anti-virus software' started by JerryM, Aug 26, 2006.

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  1. JerryM

    JerryM Registered Member

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    Somewhere there was a thread that addressed AVs that could be run from a flashdrive. I think two that could were Clamwin and Avira. I can't find the thread, and am not even sure which forum it was on.

    I am wondering if the Avira application was a mobile or if the regular free version can be run from a flashdrive.

    Thanks,
    Jerry
     
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    Don't forget F-Prot for DOS. Although I haven't tried it, there's no reason why it shouldn't work. Of course, it's only for scanning on demand.

    Phil
     
  4. JerryM

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    Thanks, you would think that I would remember my own thread-duh duh.

    Best,
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  5. marcromero

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    DrWeb scanner can be run from removable media like CD, flashdrive, etc.
     
  6. DaveD

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    When cleaning viruses from other people's computers I always use McAfee VirusScan Command Line either from USB Key or CD depending.

    http://vil.nai.com/vil/virus-4d.aspx
    win_betaengdat.zip (has all the goods you need)

    The engine is legit and the DAT files are beta, but I have never had a problem with their beta DAT files. You could technically download the non-beta DAT files and use them just the same.

    This method certainly makes my life a lot easier when I get stuck helping others. I just boot into safe mode and let it do its thing.

    scan.exe /? (will show you all of the command line options)

    Typical for me is:
    scan.exe /ad /all /analyze /mime /program /unzip /winmem

    Cheers,
    Dave
     
  7. JerryM

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    Thanks for the replies. I could easily get over my head in this.

    Regards,
    Jerry
     
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    Can the AV portable protect my flashdisk from virus?
     
  12. lodore

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    dono but the virus chaser one can
     
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    On my flashdrive right now:

    ClamWinPortable
    a-squared command line scanner
    cureit (DrWeb)
    Sophos Anti-Rootkit

    Working very well.

    Gerard
     
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    Hi Gerard,

    How do you use them? Do you use them on others infected computers or to protect your own data or how?

    Thanks,
    Jerry
     
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    Drweb CureIT could also be run from flashdrive.

    In terms of mcafee command line scanner, a gui is available from bartpe.
     
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    Hi,

    Not for protecting my own things ;) , having other toys for that purpose.
    However I tried these things on my own box and they worked well.
    hth

    Gerard
     
  17. JerryM

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    Thanks, Gerard.
    Jerry
     
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    can mcafee command line scanner can scan ntfs partition?
     
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    sounds nice! Any other AV like this?
     
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    There is avast! version for ages with such functionality.
     
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  23. DaveD

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    Yes. As well as inside NTFS streams. It is just as fully featured as their on-demand products as it is the same engine, just no on-demand of course.
     
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    But it is U3 version unlike virus chaser.
     
  25. DaveD

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    I downloaded BartPE and extracted the McAfee plugin folder in hopes that I could use it with McAfee Command Line Scanner. I am very familiar with McAfee Command Line Scanner but was unable to get this BartPE plugin to work.

    Has anybody used this BartPE plugin for McAfee and had it work just on a local hard drive?

    By that, I mean, not actually running BartPE... just the plugin on a regular Windows machine.

    Thanks,
    Dave
     
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