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Consumer Products => Avast Free Antivirus / Premium Security (legacy Pro Antivirus, Internet Security, Premier) => Topic started by: Woody64 on September 20, 2003, 03:09:13 PM

Title: Avast 4 From Floppy
Post by: Woody64 on September 20, 2003, 03:09:13 PM
Hi All.
I have a rather simple question.
Is there any way I can run Avast from a floppy? Example: A computer not starting, and not being able to access the OS, but booting with a startup disk, then switching to a Avast Disk? ::)
Title: Re:Avast 4 From Floppy
Post by: raman on September 20, 2003, 03:30:31 PM
A better way for handling this is the Avast BartCD, A livelinuxcd like Knoppix (http://www.knoppix.net) or you have to build your own WindowsXP Bootcd by using Bart L.s PE-Builder (http://www.nu2.nu/pebuilder/) . But the Problem is that Avast will only work with the Avast Bart CD.
The Problem with a Bootdisk is, that is is almost a Dosdisk and so you are not able to access a NTFS Partition.
Title: Re:Avast 4 From Floppy
Post by: Lisandro on September 20, 2003, 03:49:47 PM
See http://www.avast.com/forum/index.php?board=1;action=display;threadid=834;start=new
for boot freeware applications...
I think raman is correct. Try BartCD  ;)

You can try either avast! 7.7 DOS Edition but it does not fit into just one floppy, you must have a bootable CD whit it...

download at http://www.avast.com/files/eng/avast77e.zip
reference: http://www.avast.com/i_idt_1344.html
avast 7.7 DOS version key: AS770.A123456-24DB67
avast! 7 DOS updates: http://www.asw.cz/i_idt_249.html
Title: Re:Avast 4 From Floppy
Post by: Vlk on September 20, 2003, 09:20:20 PM
Even avast! for DOS is way to large to fit on a floppy. E.g. the VPS file (the virus database) is about 2.5MB for the DOS version so I don't think there's a chance to run it from a floppy.. sorry. BART CD is the way to go, but its -- pricey :-[