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Windows 7: Portable virus scan

06 Sep 2015   #1

Windows 7 Home 64bit
Portable virus scan


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....?


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06 Sep 2015   #2

W7 Pro SP1 64bit

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06 Sep 2015   #3

Windows 10 Pro x64 x3, Ubuntu

I'd Start at - 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

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

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

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

OEM Windows 7 Ult (x64) SP1

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mdd1963 View Post

Try this battery:

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.)


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12 Sep 2015   #7
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by boyboyds View Post

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....?

Here: Free Security Scan for Viruses & Malware | Kaspersky Lab ME
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