AV software installed to a single folder under Program Files

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  1. nanana1

    nanana1 Frequent Poster

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    Any anti-virus software that will install to a single folder in Program Files and not add any more working folders in All Users, ProgramData, etc. ? o_O
     
  2. Brocke

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    well the fact that most AV do install that way im not really sure.
     
  3. Nevis

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    i dont think so , i think many files are present in system folders etc and not just program files

    why do u want such condition ?
     
  4. Matthijs5nl

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    You can forget about that.

    For Windows 7 most install in the same way.

    Program Files
    Program Files\Common Files (optional: some do)

    Users\YOU\AppData\Local (optional: but a lot do)
    Users\YOU\AppData\Roaming (optional: but most do)

    ProgramData

    Windows\system32
    Windows\system32\drivers

    Windows\ServiceProfiles\NetworkService\AppData\Local (optional: very rare)

    Backup & info files
    Windows\system32\DriverStore\FileRepository (backup for drivers)
    Windows\inf (created on install, with info)

    64-bit adds: Program Files (x86), Program Files (x86)\Common Files, Windows\SysWOW64, Windows\SysWOW64\drivers, Windows\SysWOW64\DriverStore\FileRepisotory (all depending on how the program is coded)
     
  5. funkydude

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    If there is they're doing it wrong. Program Files isn't meant to be written to other than installation.
     
  6. safeguy

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    Well, there's Hitman Pro but that's an on-demand cloud-based scanner..

    Or you can always get yourself a 'portable' AV and place it under the Program Files directory on your own. I doubt you can get real-time protection though except if you use something like this:

    Nice AV find for featherlight setup

    Hope that helps;)

    P.S. Wondering why you are setting such a criteria?
     
  7. Rampastein

    Rampastein Registered Member

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    I'm sure that Hitman uses drivers (in Windows\system32\drivers) for its removal capabilities, like all other AVs and scanners I know of.
     
  8. safeguy

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    Sorry. You're right;) I forgot about drivers. But perhaps, that's one of the closest option we can get in regards to what the OP seeks for??

    I'm interested to know too if anyone truly knows something...
     
  9. nikanthpromod

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    Also Hitman pro creates C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Hitman Pro folder
     
  10. nikanthpromod

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    Prevx.;)

    Prevx 3.0 will install three components into your system:

    - The Prevx.exe usermode protection/configuration program
    - One system service to load Prevx.exe on bootup
    - One kernel mode driver named pxsec.sys to provide full system protection

    No extra folder

    it might create start menu folder
     
  11. BoerenkoolMetWorst

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    Prevx also creates a folder in ProgramData or *user*\Application Data for WinXP.
     
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