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    Portable Virus

    I'm working on a friends laptop and can only boot to safe mode.

    Is there a virus program like AVG or MSE that I can run from a DVD drive ??

    I have hear of some but don't remember what they are..

    Thanks guys..
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    Windows Defender Offline.

    You create the disk, then you boot with it. It scans and cleans the computer pre-Windows -- Windows will not be running, only WDO.
    Last edited by mrjimphelps; 2012-11-29 at 14:15.

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    I don't think defender is a virus program but I'll give it a try.

    Thanks
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    Google searches show many portable virus scanners.
    BACKUP...BACKUP...BACKUP
    Have a Great Day! Ted


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    Well Ted, I'm scanning now with defender....

    I thought AVG had a offline scanner. I was on their site before but didn't see anything there..
    I'll check some more.
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    There is one site that lists 10 portable AV scanners in the link I listed. Some of these might be good possibilities.
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    You should also download malwarebytes and run it. You should be able to download it in safe mode with networking.

    Jerry

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    Thanks Jerry...I already installed and ran Malwarebytes in safe mode.
    Found a few things..

    What is that site Ted that has the ten programs?
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    10 portable virus scanners. I have not used these but several are fairly well known.

    MS Safety Scanner

    Portable Freeware (The Spybot V2 installed app will run in real time just as MalwareBytes Pro does)
    Last edited by Medico; 2012-11-29 at 18:31.
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