F-Prot (dos) & XP NTFS

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  1. steveb

    steveb Registered Member

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    Hello
    I have been using F-Prot dos as a backup scanner, but I wish to creat a disaster disk (or boot CD) that I can scan my system from a clean disk or CD. In the past when running fat or fat32 it hasn't been an issue - I just use a 98se floppy and scan with F-Prot from a created ramdrive - however now with XP how can I scan and clean from a bootable and be able to have F-Prot see the NTFS drive(s).

    TIA
    Steve
     
  2. JimIT

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    You can't, unless you use a third party driver (ie: NTFSDOS Pro). Or buy something like Avast! BART CD. :D

    You can use the trial/free version of NTFSDOS, but it will only let you id the bugs--not delete them. Deleting nasties can only be done using NTFSDOS Pro Version.

    www.winternals.com

    A great bootable cd that you can make can be found at:

    www.911cd.net

    It's great, and requires the ability to work with .iso files. It has support for McAfee, F-Prot, PC-cillin, and Norton av's--but they will still require a third-party DOS driver to kill bugs under NTFS, because it operates in true DOS mode.

    Good luck!
     
  3. steveb

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    I had seen the BART CD on the AVAST site however I find the $$$ for MY use quite high and not economically feasible.

    maybe a ver of BART for AV work only & NTFS access, without the admin stuff would be an idea.

    Steve

    PS just read the forum on AVAST about the BART CD content issues with MS and such, so I now see that a small share/free ware ver isn't a possibility.
     
  4. vlk

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    Huh? What have you heard on the "forum on AVAST"? I'm quite interested.

    Vlk
     
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    VLK, Raman

    Yes that is the thread that I saw. I see know that I should have quoted the thread in question so that there would be no confusion to what I was referring to. I edited my original email and added my comment after the fact, but obviously I wasn't clear enough that I had kinda answered my own question.

    Steve
     
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