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  1. maddawgz

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    is there a free standing dos virus scannero_O was curious thanks MD
     
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    F-prot has one available on their web site. ( free )
     
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    NOD32 also has one.

    Norton also had something similar... I forget.
     
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    The question with all these is... do they scan properly in NTFS [long file names and all]
     
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    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.
     
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    Is it legal to distribute FPCMD.exe? I don't suppose so, is it?
     
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    No.

    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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