What is a good portable backup AV scanner to use?

Discussion in 'other anti-virus software' started by subferno, Jan 10, 2005.

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  1. subferno

    subferno Registered Member

    Oct 3, 2004
    I currently have Nod32 AV running but I would like to use another compact scanner to use as a backup incase Nod32 fails to detect something.

    Basically, something like an online scanner but something I can keep on my PC for convenience. All I need from it are just manual scanning capability (I dont want real time protection), good definitions, reliable, and small in size and maintenance as possible. Free is another plus.

    I am also interested in an Anti Trojan version as well.

  2. dan_maran

    dan_maran Registered Member

    Aug 30, 2004
    Stamford, CT
    Small portable AV's:
    Trend Micro Sysclean
    McAfee Command line scanner
    Fprot Command line scanner

    Anti Trojan:
    McAfee Stinger

    With all of the above they can be easily updated and as stated are free, also they do not need to be installed and can be run from a external media, I use these three in my Windows PE recovery disk. HTH
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  4. halcyon

    halcyon Registered Member

    May 14, 2003
    Based on the c't test, I'd say Bitdefender Free 7.2 is a decent choice, if you are willing to install a new (on-demand only) scanner that runs two processes on your system.
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