Portable Malware Cleaning Tools?

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  1. Coolio10

    Coolio10 Registered Member

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    My friend thinks his computer has a virus so im going to clean it for him by bringing stuff on a flash drive.

    What do you reccommend me to bring?

    So far im thinking AVZ, Drweb Cureit, and SRENG to fix settings.

    What else could i bring or what did you use when fixing others computers.
     
  2. HURST

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    MBAM
    SAS
    Rogue Removal Kit
    AVPTool

    More advanced
    HJT
    RKU

    I would add ATF Cleaner before running any scanner.
     
  3. Balatsokas

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    Junk-File-Cleaning (before Malware-Cleaning):
    - CCleaner-Slim Version (=No Yahoo! Toolbar Included)
    - PuRa (a very handy Cleaning Tool): http://raproducts.org/

    Malware-Cleaning:
    - Kaspersky Virus Removal Tool
    - A-Squared 3.5 Free (=not Portable but has help me to clean many infected PCs!)
    - AntiRootkit Tools: http://www.antirootkit.com/software/index.htm
    - Norman Malware Cleaner
    -ThreatExpert.com - Memory Scanner
     
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  4. Franklin

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    Autoruns
    Runscanner

    Even though MBAM needs installing I keep a copy of the latest installer on my usb which will still cleanup quite a lot of malware even if you're unable to update to the latest definitions due to any internet hijackings.

    This was the case with the last two pc's I worked on.After a scan with MBAM I was able to get back full net access, updated MBAM and ran another scan which found a few more infections.
     
  5. Tarq57

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    I'm about to check a friend's PC out for problems also, and noticed your post.
    Had never heard of SRENG before, what an elegant and comprehensive tool, all in a small download. Thanks for that.

    I also have on the flash drive JavaRa, a program for automatically checking/updating Java, including removal of the old version,
    Dial-A-Fix, which resets/repairs quite a few windows settings,
    ATF cleaner,
    MBAM installer,
    wwdc (windows worms doors cleaner- check unsafe/vulnerable ports)
    and a couple of stand alone AV cleaners, Avast's and Kaspersky's, as well as Cureit.
    I've also got Revo uninstaller on the flash drive, JKDefrag, a norton removal tool, and the Avast antirootkit scanner.
     
  6. HURST

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    That reminded me, you can have SAS and MBAM latest defs on the USB drive and install them after the program instalation.
     
  7. HURST

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    Also consider a Boot AV-Scan CD
     
  8. Franklin

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    First I've heard of SRENG as well and seems like a decent app to add to my toolkit.
    SRENG
     
  9. Victek

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    Consider also that if you use a flash drive it may get infected in the process (don't forget to scan it afterward). I've started burning my anti-malware programs on a CD for that reason.
     
  10. Franklin

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    Victek123, could Flash Disinfector be of any benefit.
    I have used my usb drive with autorun.inf infections present on the host and it seems to work.
     
  11. Durad

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    Before start run CCLEANER so scans would go faster

    Step 1 - SDFIX (this will remove common threats and fix some common problems that malware did)
    Step 2 install SAS and MBAM update them both
    Step 3 - Scan & clean with SAS, restart
    Step 4 - Scan & clean with MBAB, restart
    Step 5 - Scan & clean with AVP tool

    If you still have problems use HijackThis and post your log at castlecops.com

    To protect PC I recommend Free AntiVir and CounterSpy, if you are looking for under $20 protection.
     
  12. Tarq57

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    You got a cold, Durad?
     
  13. ThunderZ

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    I also always have a portable browser on any flash drive I take for home visits. Just in case the client`s browser (usually IE) is to screwed up to get me online if needed.

    Also a winsock\tcp ip repair tool may come handy. There are several good free ones out there, just do a Google.
     
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  14. emperordarius

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    Agree with that, there are a lot of good ones:

    *BitDefender(which can update)
    *Avira(updated daily)
    *Kaspersky (updated monthly)
     
  15. Victek

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    I wasn't aware of Flash Disinfector. I'll give it a try, thanks!
     
  16. vijayind

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    I use A-Squared Emergency USB Stick, which basically puts A2-Free and its command line scanner on a stick.
    I also have made the USB drive bootable ( http://www.bootdisk.com/pendrive.htm ). So I just update defs on my computer and then goto the infected PC, boot into DOS via USB to run a2-command line scanner.

    Kills most pests this way.
     
  17. tawd1992

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    Very good idea. I just ran Avira's rescue cd the other day to clean a pc. This comes in very handy when you have malware on a pc that disables most of the popular antispyware programs from running or installing.
     
  18. ruinebabine

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    Yes, good idea.

    I was looking for the available ones just yesterday, and I found those free rescue CDs: "Kaspersky Rescue Disk", "F-Secure Rescue CD", "Dr.Web LiveCD", "Avira AntiVir Rescue System" and "BitDefender 2008 RescueCD". There is probaly more...
     
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    AVZ + AVIRA, and if it's really attached or embedded i got a private build of the latest RKU as well as ERD COMMANDER on CD that cannot be beat, Also PartedMagic is a very underrated CD that nothing can escape from. IT'S FREE!
     
  23. ThunderZ

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    The site has been cracked. :ninja: Apparently ruffled some feathers.
     
  24. Kees1958

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    You can use this one for detection, the first 14 days or so it will remove found malware: Surfright Hitman Pro3 of the guys who made Hitman Pro in the past

    Experienced users do not like the fact that Surfright HMP3 makes all the decisions itself.

    http://www.surfright.nl/en/hitmanpro

    My other approach is (instaling software not your question)
    - AVZ for rootkits
    - ESET sysinspector to judge + Runscanner to remove startup entries
    - AVIRA free (because it is the best freeware AV) + AVAST (because of GMER's anti rootkit functionality and AVAST is good against old fashioned file infectors)
    - A2 free, SAS free, MBAM free, SpywareDoctor free (the limited version)

    I often do an up and down track (starting with listed aps at bottem, going up, after AVZ has done its job, going down again)
     
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