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03-27-2008, 01:51 AM
sorry if this has been answered, but i could not find it, I see a lot of Techs on here talking about running virus scans on customers computers, how do you do this, I have a 4gb flash drive, and a lot of stuff will run from it, but i can't seem to get an a/v program to install to it, do you just copy it to the flash drive then copy it to the customers set, then install it on there? seems alot of time to me, and then what about def. updates?

any help

03-27-2008, 01:56 AM

Will run from a USB drive.

03-27-2008, 04:46 AM
Dr Web works on a flash drive http://freedrweb.com

Other portables:
Multi Virus Cleaner
McAfee AVERT Stinger - Virus removal and cleaning tool
Sophos Anti Rootkit - Portable rootkit removal tool

03-27-2008, 03:13 PM
Thank you both, I will try them and see if I can get somthing going over here


03-28-2008, 09:19 PM
Be careful running virus scans from a flash-drive. You might just end up with a virus on your drive. You can load the portable apps on a CD which is safer.

03-28-2008, 09:58 PM
For flash drive infections Google flash disinfector


03-28-2008, 10:23 PM
For flash drive infections Google flash disinfector


Thanks for the link, this looks handy.

03-28-2008, 10:30 PM
A note on Flash Disinfector.

It creates an autorun.inf folder in the root of your system drives. Some strongly disagree with this but it can easily be deleted.

I help in a few different online malware removal forums and this is the guide I use when suggesting it's use.

Download Flash_Disinfector.exe by sUBs and save it to your desktop:

Double-click Flash_Disinfector.exe to run it.
Your desktop and icons may disappear. This is normal.
Follow any prompts that may appear.
The utility may ask you to insert your flash drive and/or other removable drives including your mobile phone. Please do so and allow the utility to clean up those drives as well.
Wait until it has finished scanning and then exit the program.
Reboot your computer when done. Note: Flash Disinfector will create a hidden folder named autorun.inf in each partition and every USB drive plugged in when you ran it. Don't delete this folder...it will help protect your drives from future infection.

Running sUBs Flash Disinfector will target alot of auto run infections and create a hidden folder named autorun.inf on each partition and any USB drive you plug in, these dummy autorun.inf files will help protect your PC from reinfection because if the infected flash drive is then inserted, autorun looks for autorun.inf which would normally run the worm but its then prevented by the dummy autorun.inf that is in place. If you have any USB drives please insert them when prompted when running the tool.