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Windows Thread, Pen Drive Anti-Virus in Technical; i can second clamwin as a great anti-virus also - small footprint, very simple setup (seconds), automatic update....
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    Re: Pen Drive Anti-Virus

    i can second clamwin as a great anti-virus also - small footprint, very simple setup (seconds), automatic update.

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    Re: Pen Drive Anti-Virus

    That's why I prefer ClamWin over all the others. It's small, fast and has lots of features and it isn't full of bloat or annoying/patronising dialogs and interfaces.
    Perfect for using as a secondary scanner or (as in my case) your primary one.

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    Re: Pen Drive Anti-Virus

    absolutely, wish they would a network edition which could be managed from the server.

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    Re: Pen Drive Anti-Virus

    wish they would create a network edition

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    Re: Pen Drive Anti-Virus

    Shame there's no on-access, real time scanner. It'd call for a bit of self discipline!

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    Re: Pen Drive Anti-Virus

    Well, thanks for all the advice. I've gone with ClamWin for now, but I haven't had a chance to test it fully. It runs quite nicely from my pen drive though, and updates quickly so should be good.

    Rob.

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    Re: Pen Drive Anti-Virus

    How did ya do that then Rob?

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    Re: Pen Drive Anti-Virus

    If you mean 'how did I install it on my pen-drive?', then I simply changed the install location to be my pen-drive.

    If you're being silly, then I'm just missing the obvious... :P

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    Re: Pen Drive Anti-Virus

    lol - no i was serious but i was just wondering if you run it from the pen drive on other machines?

    If so and it works then I assume it doesnt require anything other than the directory you install it to i.e. it doesnt install anything to the windows directory or make registry changes/additions?

    Thats all i was wondering hehe

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    Re: Pen Drive Anti-Virus

    Nope, that's one thing I always watch for during installs (or the ones that show you detailed progress anyway) to see if they are installing anything outwith the program's install dir.

    I successfully run Ad-aware, spybot & now ClanWin straight from my pen drive on any Windows PC without haveing to install anything on them. Only thing I have to do is keep definitions up-to-date on a known good machine.

    In fact, if I get some time I might do some testing and start a Pen Drive Software section in the wiki.

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