I'm looking for something odd

Discussion in 'other anti-virus software' started by entropism, May 31, 2016.

  1. entropism

    entropism Registered Member

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    So someone was looking for an Android based antivirus scanner (Useless, I know) that can scan USB drives for windows malware. So basically, if he plugs in a thumbdrive or portable hard drive using an OTG cable, the phone can scan it for any known malware.

    Anyone have any ideas? I'm personally drawing a blank here.
     
  2. xxJackxx

    xxJackxx Registered Member

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    Really doubtful there are any Android solutions that would scan for Windows malware. I've heard of using a Linux box to scan for Windows malware since the risk of infecting the scanning machine would be much less, but I would be greatly surprised if there was a sizable demand for doing this with a phone or tablet.
     
  3. entropism

    entropism Registered Member

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    I agree. Someone had asked about it on Reddit, and I couldn't think of a solution for them, figured I'd ask here.
     
  4. trott3r

    trott3r Registered Member

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    There used to be a USB device that was a small pc that just ran av. Took the load off a pc. Can't remember the name. Probably scanned network traffic