scanner for FAT32 drive?

Discussion in 'other anti-malware software' started by acr1965, Dec 3, 2011.

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  1. acr1965

    acr1965 Registered Member

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    I remember some anti-malware programs not being able to scan FAT32 drives. Is there any stand alone antimalware program that definitely scans FAT32 and able to remove any threats?

    A free, on demand antimalware program is what I'm looking for now. Does Emsi, MBAM or some other similar program do this?
     
  2. Brummelchen

    Brummelchen Registered Member

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    huh? FAT32 was the previous step before NTFS. If the host (OS) can layer it there is no doubt that any software can have access to it.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File_Allocation_Table
    FAT32 is still alive!

    or did you experienced some other problems with your drive access?
     
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    acr1965 Registered Member

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    The FAT32 is my portable hard drive. I have scanned it with anti-malware in the past to later find out the AM's have trouble scanning FAT32. Sometimes the scanner just gets hung or stalls out while scanning that format. I have my resident av and am wanting a 2nd opinion scanner for the FAT32, portable hard drive.
     
  4. Brummelchen

    Brummelchen Registered Member

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    It may be a problem with the bus connection (usb/eSata/etc) or Driver.
    Or the scanner itself, some AV have/had issues with external drives.
    even Eset latest v5 had such issues.

    i summon that not fat32 is our problem - more the software or hardware.
    try malwarebytes if you dare ;)
     
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