Virus scanning apps that can be started from the DOS prompt?

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This question is related to my other post re: virsu scanning apps. Is
there a free virus scanning apps that I can be run from a DOS prompt?

Thanks for any advice.


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'phuile' wrote:
| This question is related to my other post re: virsu scanning apps. Is
| there a free virus scanning apps that I can be run from a DOS prompt?
|
| Thanks for any advice.
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If the question is related, it should be in the original thread.  You don't
have a virus problem, so a DOS virus scanner will be of no help.

Phil Weldon

| This question is related to my other post re: virsu scanning apps. Is
| there a free virus scanning apps that I can be run from a DOS prompt?
|
| Thanks for any advice.
|



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F-Prot.

Dave



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Dave wrote:
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is not free (one of the OP's requirements) unless you're talking about
f-prot for dos, which is unsuitable for scanning windows machines (it
will miss a large number of files)...

--
"it's not the right time to be sober
now the idiots have taken over
spreading like a social cancer,
is there an answer?"

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Did I have to spell out what version of F-Prot I was referring to? Surely
the OP would have spotted the free DOS version if and when he visited the
F-Prot website:- http://www.f-prot.com/products/home_use/dos /

I'm not sure how good it is or what files it does or does not scan, but it
is free and works from the DOS prompt on PCs with Windows OS, which is what
the OP wants. If its not very good at scanning certain files then what does
he expect for FREE.

Dave



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yes, as a matter of fact... there are 2 possible f-prot tools that run
at the command prompt... f-prot for dos which is free but doesn't handle
windows pc's properly and fpcmd (part of f-prot for windows) which isn't
free but does handle windows pc's properly...

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and he would have wound up with a tool that the vendor themselves warn
against using on windows boxes...

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probably something that scans (or at least finds) all files... f-prot
for dos (as well as just about every other dos scanner) uses dos api's
to enumerate the file system and windows support of those api's doesn't
provide for complete enumeration of the file system (because windows
doesn't abide by the same file system constraints that dos did)... just
because it runs on windows boxes doesn't mean it works on windows boxes...

--
"it's not the right time to be sober
now the idiots have taken over
spreading like a social cancer,
is there an answer?"

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So what would you recommend to him?

Dave



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for starters the scanners used in david lipman's multi-av... they're
commandline tools without being 'for dos', and they appear to be freely
available...

that is, if it has to be free... otherwise, as an f-prot for windows
user myself, i'm satisfied with fpcmd myself... oops, mea culpa - looks
like it's been changed to fpscan for v6...

--
"it's not the right time to be sober
now the idiots have taken over
spreading like a social cancer,
is there an answer?"

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Just found another one: http://www.avast.com/eng/avast_77_for_dos.html

Dave



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