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    Pen Drive Anti-Virus

    Ok, what I am looking for is an Anti-virus proggie (preferably free!) that I can install straight to my USB pen drive. Size isn't a problem as it's a 1Gb drive, but it needs to work on pretty much any version of Windows as it'll be used for AV scans on computers in my other line of work.

    So... Any suggestions?

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    Re: Pen Drive Anti-Virus

    mcafee stinger?

    IIRC, F-Prot had a "self contained" version as well.

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    Re: Pen Drive Anti-Virus

    Clamwin. It's completely free and Open Source (IIRC).
    It's basically a Windows version of ClamAV for Linux.

    I use it almost exclusively.

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    Re: Pen Drive Anti-Virus

    @Rob:

    I use a bootable CD with loadsa stuff on it - inc my repackaged apps and countless other things.

    The trouble is that to boot from a CD, you cant read/write to NTFS [without the use of a v. highly priced program called NTFSDOS Pro or using some other 3rd party program - tho of course, there is linux live cd's hehe]. Its aways advisable to boot the target machine using a clean boot disk/CD/usb pen/HDD/etc and perform a full a/v scan there.

    Yes - I do a bit of work outside of the school too lol

    @sirbendy - Mcafee stinger is not a full a/v scanner remember Only a specific list of things it finds

    F-ProT I use [the free DOS one] but it doesnt seem to work within windows XP & on NTFS partitions - unless using a method as above

    @penguinpowered:

    Now that sounds good Shall have to give it a try

    Regards all
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    Re: Pen Drive Anti-Virus

    tarquel-PE Builder will allow you acces to NTFS natively, and I'm sure theres a clamwin plugin in one of the online repositories...

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    Re: Pen Drive Anti-Virus

    Damn it - knew there was something missing from my post

    PEBuilder is great - used it yesterday to restore a crappy 98 pc ghosted image from another pc [p2p music dept network]. The network configurator is good indeed - and great how you can add more network cards to the build too.

    I really need to make a rebuild - though it isnt too great with older [98/95] machines if you put loads of stuff into it.

    Gonna have to make a lite CD up with just ghost, A/V and the basic tools in it

    Regards
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    Re: Pen Drive Anti-Virus

    keep meaning to look at pebuilder

    Russ

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    Re: Pen Drive Anti-Virus

    Do so russ - you'll be glad you did

    Nath

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    Re: Pen Drive Anti-Virus

    Can't you do all that with a Linux live CD as well - less effort that PE

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    Re: Pen Drive Anti-Virus

    I use it at home as well...I've even created a ghosted "universal" config for my home machines...I really hate installing XP. 4 minutes, and I'm laughing.

    The only thing PEbuilder has let me down on is my wifi cards..and thats me being too lazy to mod the drivers..

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    Re: Pen Drive Anti-Virus

    I have looked into the whole LiveCD/PE side of things, but the bit that I don't like is the update side of things.

    @Nath - How do you handle keeping your virus definitions up-to-date? As far as I'm aware, you can't write a bootable CD as multi-session...

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    Re: Pen Drive Anti-Virus

    no, u cant - but all u have to do is update the a/v signatures in ur pe build on ur pc - and remake the cd. Easy as that

    For my other CD, i have a script that i've made that updates the various signatures and new versions of certain things - stinger, hijackthis, etc..

    If you need any pointers, IM me on MSN

    Cheers
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    Re: Pen Drive Anti-Virus

    what could do is have live cd and then antvirus stuff on you rmem stick if really wanted to...

    russ

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    Re: Pen Drive Anti-Virus

    That's very useful Ric - thanks.

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