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Hi all

does anybody know of a stand-alone, self-contained, bootable antivirus
kit for PCs?

Something like a CD-ROM that you can boot from and launch an antivirus
scan on computer that is infected?

thanks

Re: self-contained av kit


On 4/19/2008 6:59 AM, verdegiallo after much thought,came up with this
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google BartPE

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Re: self-contained av kit

On Sat, 19 Apr 2008 12:59:47 +0200, verdegiallo wrote:

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Download David H. Lipman's MULTI_AV.EXE from the URL:
http://www.pctipp.ch/ds/28400/28470/Multi_AV.exe
http://www.pctipp.ch/downloads/dl/35905.asp
English:
http://www.raymond.cc/blog/archives/2008/01/09/scan-your-computer-with-multiple-anti-virus-for-free /
Additional Instructions:
http://pcdid.com/Multi_AV.htm
Further information can be found here:
http://www.elephantboycomputers.com/page2.html#Multi-AV

Install it on your computer, update it completely (all 4 scanners), then
burn the FOLDER to CD.
Copy it from CD to exactly where it was installed on your computer to the
infected computer, boot the infected computer in safe mode, run all
scanners until the report clean at least twice.
The updates, once downloaded, are in the folder, so you can
update/burn/take with you to clean.

It's safer still if you can avoid running any code from the infected system
at all, and that can be done by working from Bart CDR boot.
But that means having a clean system to build the Bart disk, and more to
the point, a fair bit of effort and technical fiddling.

Bart's Preinstalled Environment (BartPE) bootable live windows CD/DVD
http://www.nu2.nu/pebuilder /

Good luck :)

Re: self-contained av kit

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Hi,

thank you for your answer.

I must say IMHO if these two solutions are the best that is available
then there is some room left for a killer app in the AV arena.

I mean, I cannot believe there is no ready to run, iso imaged boot cd
that you can simply download, burn, boot the pc from and scan the pc.

Something like a Knoppix live CD.

the first solution has the drawback that you need to switch on the
infected PC and run the scan software from the same disk that is
supposedly infected.

the second solution has the drawback that you have to build the live cd,
and that is time consuming, especially if you dont't have much time.

A Knoppix live cd is no time consuming as you just burn it and boot from
it  so maybe there's a special Knoppix+Antivirus iso out there?





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| Hi,

| thank you for your answer.

| I must say IMHO if these two solutions are the best that is available
| then there is some room left for a killer app in the AV arena.

| I mean, I cannot believe there is no ready to run, iso imaged boot cd
| that you can simply download, burn, boot the pc from and scan the pc.

| Something like a Knoppix live CD.

| the first solution has the drawback that you need to switch on the
| infected PC and run the scan software from the same disk that is
| supposedly infected.

| the second solution has the drawback that you have to build the live cd,
| and that is time consuming, especially if you dont't have much time.

| A Knoppix live cd is no time consuming as you just burn it and boot from
| it  so maybe there's a special Knoppix+Antivirus iso out there?


How can there be when new signatures are generated so often.

You can NOT expect a "self contained" AV product in such a format because while
it sits on
the self, it gets out-of-date.


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Dave
http://www.claymania.com/removal-trojan-adware.html
Multi-AV - http://www.pctipp.ch/downloads/dl/35905.asp



Re: self-contained av kit

On Mon, 21 Apr 2008 21:23:39 GMT, "David H. Lipman"

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Suppose its not too hard to think of a basic Linux dist that creates a
RAM disk - connects to the internet to download the latest def and
then runs a scan.

A lot of hard work though.

Rich

Re: self-contained av kit


| On Mon, 21 Apr 2008 21:23:39 GMT, "David H. Lipman"


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| Suppose its not too hard to think of a basic Linux dist that creates a
| RAM disk - connects to the internet to download the latest def and
| then runs a scan.

| A lot of hard work though.

| Rich

Yes.  That's possible and a good idea.

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Dave
http://www.claymania.com/removal-trojan-adware.html
Multi-AV - http://www.pctipp.ch/downloads/dl/35905.asp



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