Portable AV's for a USB drive?

Discussion in 'other anti-malware software' started by Hungry Man, Jul 9, 2011.

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  1. Hungry Man

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    Looking to add some portable antiviruses/ multipurpose applications to a USB drive

    lost my old one

    so far I've got:
    TDSSKiller.exe
    SUPERAntiSpyware
    HitmanPro
    rkill
    Emsisoft Emergency Kit
    AVZ4
    JavaRa

    I was also wondering, will TDSSKiller update or do I need to redownload it every time?
     
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  3. Hungry Man

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    No, online scanners aren't necessary. But security apps in general, such as Spybot S&D which also has the immunize function are welcome.

    Thanks for those by the way.

    edit: Though I don't want to use all of them if there's a ton of overlap. Would it be possible to get a more finely tuned list?
     
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  5. Hungry Man

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    Well, for example, Hitman Pro has quite a few scanners built in. So I wouldn't need those, right?
     
  6. J_L

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    They're actually in the cloud with a 25 mb compressed limit.

    Why don't you tune it yourself?
     
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  8. Hungry Man

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    What do you mean?

    And thanks for the links Chavez.
     
  9. J_L

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    Hitman Pro scans with heuristics locally, then uploads suspicious files into their cloud to be scanned with multiple engines. Any files, compressed by it, over 25 MB will be skipped.
     
  10. Hungry Man

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    Ah, I see. Thank you.

    Added Emsisoft. Added AVZ4. Added JavaRa.
     
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    Keep in mind that JavaRa is not a type of malware scanner; it removes old versions of Java.

    Also TDSSkiller will not auto-update.
     
  12. Hungry Man

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    When TDSSkiller runs it seems to check for updates.

    Also, I know what JavaRa does. I'm looking for more than just AV's the title is misleading but I edited the first post to reflect this.
     
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    In that case, you seriously need to check out liberkey.
     
  14. Hungry Man

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    o_o looks really cool

    I'll give it a try, thank you.
     
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    McAfee Labs Stinger :)
     
  16. ako

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    From OUR list :D

    P.S. J_L is doing great work indeed!
     
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    Also, MSET and MRT from Microsoft.
     
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    I keep much the same programs on my USB key. One program I recently started using is Roguekiller. Now it is usually one of the first things I run.
     
  20. J_L

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    You can say my as well, I don't mind since we both manage it. Saying our can cause confusion, but if you insist, I will do so.

    Thanks!
     
  21. Spooony

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    -http://www.hirensbootcd.org/files/Hirens.BootCD.14.0.zip
    http://www.hirensbootcd.org/hbcd-v140/

    Go here to see how to make a bootable usb from it
     
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  23. Hungry Man

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    My USB isn't bootable. I used to use Hirens when I did have a bottable USB.
     
  24. carat

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    But you will get an information when a new version is available ;)
     
  25. RejZoR

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    Best options for portable cleaning are:
    DrWeb CureIt
    Norton Power Eraser
    Comodo Cleaning Essentials (Autoruns, Killswitch and on-demand Comodo scanner)
     
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