Quickie Antivirus

Discussion in 'other anti-virus software' started by ljc1174, May 26, 2007.

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  1. ljc1174

    ljc1174 Registered Member

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    Is there a freeware antivirus that can be burned and installed to a pc that can't connect to the internet?
     
  2. farmerlee

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    I'm pretty sure most av's could be installed on a computer with no internet connection. You'd have to download the latest install file plus the latest signature file so you can update it manually once installed.
     
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    No...I was looking for something to burn from another computer to put on a computer that cannot connect.
     
  4. besafe

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    1. Is an AV really needed on a PC that is not on-line?

    2. How would you obtain the free AV ot put on the PC if you can't connect to the net?

    Strange question. Could you give some more details?
     
  5. EliteKiller

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    1) Sure, why not? Malware can come from external media, network, and other means. Maybe the pc was online at one time.....anything is possible.
    2) Burn to a cd/dvd, copy to a flash drive/ext. hard drive, etc.


    Antivir, Avast!, AVG, AOL AVS, and other freeware installers can be copied to the pc w/out internet. Does this pc have the ability to connect to the internet?
     
  6. tamdam

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    maybe you should be forgetting AV and looking more at HIPS or sandbox?

    GeSWall, Defensewall, Cyberhawk etc.
     
  7. the Tester

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    Are you looking for a scanner only?
    If so,Dr.Web's CureIt and McAfee's Stinger are free.
    They don't update.
     
  8. Don Pelotas

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    CureIt can be updated.................via the net of course.
     
  9. the Tester

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    Thanks for the correction Mr. Pelotas.
     
  10. farmerlee

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    Yeh, download any free av plus the latest signature update file, burn it to a cd then install on the offline computer.
     
  11. bearhead001

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    agree with you;)
     
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