Is there a good portable AV?

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  1. tonyseeking

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  2. Eice

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    What's wrong with DrWeb CureIt?
     
  3. cupez80

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    Kaspersky AVPTools also a good option :D
     
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    AVP is excellent, but it requires you to install it. The OP is looking for something that does not need to be installed. AVZ and CureIt (you must manually download a new copy each time for the latest and greatest) are the two that I use. Another robust option is the Avira Rescue disc.
     
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    If you like Dr.Web CureIt you can try ~Link removed for reasons noted in the Terms Of Service. 1. The term "warez" includes, but is not limited to, software cracks, keygens, sharing private licenses and/or usernames & passwords, providing unauthorized copies of software including unofficial mirrors and file sharing, or any other means of circumventing the sale and/or distribution of software beyond those provided by the vendor.~
     
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  6. TechOutsider

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    Avast! has a portable edition for U3 based flash drives.
     
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    Good! I didnt know. Ikarus + A2 is really a very good combination...
    Only take care with false positives but it's manageable.

    :thumb:
     
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    What does AVZ use to detect malware?
     
  10. TechOutsider

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    I think Kaspersky licensed AVZ ... however I may be wrong.
     
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    It's free?

    EDIT: Nevermind, the usb stick itself is 25.00.
     
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    lol ye i was about to type that, the USB stick with software preloaded is $25, the software itself is free :)
     
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    Everytime I download DrWeb, and choose update, it never updates the virus defintions, it only takes me to a webpage. Why? :blink:
     
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    It doesn't need to be installed?
     
  15. tonyseeking

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    Where I get it?
     
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    Never heard of it. Is it safe? Well known?

    UPDATE: Just read it's not free, so forget it :(
     
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    http://www.freedrweb.com/cureit/?lng=en
     
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    So does AVZ have the Kaspersky engine?
     
  20. dawgg

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    No, AVZ uses its own engine.

    Kaspersky uses some aspects of AVZ in its products, but AVZ doesnt use Kaspersky.
     
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    I thought that Avz used Kaspersky.The creator Oleg Zaystev now works for Kaspersky so they own the product.I very much doubt that they'd spend time creating or updating a separate AV engine and signatures just for a relatively unknown free tool.o_O
     
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    ... you thought wrong.
    AVZ is a free tool and although scanning is one of its features, it isn't its main feature. Its main purpose is for specialized manual malware locating and removal - like a diagnosis/removal tool.

    Yes, Oleg now works for Kaspersky, but he didn't work for Kaspersky when he created AVZ and its like a hobby to keep it updated. Parts of AVZ have been integrated into Kaspersky, but Kaspersky has not been integrated or merged into AVZ.
     
  23. andyman35

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    Yes I'm quite aware of the functionality of AVZ it's just the signatures I'm confused about.I've had a look around the net and tbh there seems to sketchy details over how much or little of Kaspersky is in AVZ.

    https://www.wilderssecurity.com/showthread.php?t=212607&highlight=toolkit

    Do you have specific inside knowledge about this since I hate being confused?:doubt:
     
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    No I don't have inside knowledge, its not required for this subject. The signature names may may be similar, but its a different engine and does not detect what Kaspersky detects - simple :)
     
  25. vijayind

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    Yes its safe, its from a-squared.

    http://www.emsisoft.com/en/software/download/
    And it is free for download and use.
    Its $25 if you want a new usb stick pre-loaded with the free software.


    So if you already have a USB pen drive, just download the zip file and unzip it to the USB stick. Then run the scanner in win or dos.

    Hope that clarifies, any doubts you had.
     
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