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Windows 7: Portable virus scan

06 Sep 2015   #1
boyboyds

Windows 7 Home 64bit
 
 
Portable virus scan

Hi,

Is it possible to install Kaspersky anti-virus on a flash drive and scan a PC......?

Or only portable virus scans can be installed externally....?

Thanks,
-BBDS.


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06 Sep 2015   #2
UsernameIssues

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

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06 Sep 2015   #3
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x2 Windows 10 Enterprise x64, Ubuntu
 
 

I'd Start at PortableApps.com - Portable software for USB, portable, and cloud drives

If it's available as a portable app it's more than likely available from that site

Not sure about Kaspersky but I know there are a number of system security apps available
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06 Sep 2015   #4
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello BBDS,

In addition, you might see if this may work for you.

Windows Defender Offline
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12 Sep 2015   #5
mdd1963

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Kaspersky has a rescue CD, which is a bootable Linux environment; this ISO can be put on a USB, and, the infected system can run this alternate OS instead...

THis does not really meet the definition of 'portable', which really refers to a program that may be run from within Windows without installation.

Microsoft also offers bootable scanner media, do a search for Defender Offline at MS' website...

HitmanPro I think can be run once from USB without install, and is about as effective/famous as MalwareBytes....(If neither of those two spot anything, you are likely clean, or, better off to resort to a wipe/reload)

Try this battery:

RKill and/or RogueKiller
AdwCleaner
JRT
MBAM
HitmanPro

If still suffering malware afterwards, you will need a specialist/expert willing to spend a few hours searching, and convince him/her that makes more sense than the 30 minutes a wipe/reload will take
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12 Sep 2015   #6
MoxieMomma

OEM Windows 7 Ult (x64) SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mdd1963 View Post

Try this battery:

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MBAM
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Since the topic of this thread is "portable virus scan".....

For the record, AFAIK there is no legal, supported "portable" version of the Consumer version of MBAM.
It's designed to be installed and run from the OS boot drive.
Any other use isn't really supported.
The "bootable" and "portable" tool niche is filled by other tools, and MBAM itself offers other technology to run on heavily infected systems, such as Chameleon.
(And, of course, MBAM is NOT an anti-virus -- it's an anti-malware tool.)

(There is a Technician Remediation Tool that can be deployed from a USB, but that is a different product.)

Cheers,

MM
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12 Sep 2015   #7
Jacee
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by boyboyds View Post
Hi,

Is it possible to install Kaspersky anti-virus on a flash drive and scan a PC......?

Or only portable virus scans can be installed externally....?

Thanks,
-BBDS.
Here: Free Security Scan for Viruses & Malware | Kaspersky Lab ME
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