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Offline jbeteta

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Antivirus for portable USB disk
« on: March 23, 2012, 06:59:29 PM »
Hello,
Is there any avast antivrus software that can install in my portable USB disk, so my disk will get protected when is attached to any PC.

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Re: Antivirus for portable USB disk
« Reply #1 on: March 23, 2012, 07:01:49 PM »
there used to be....(avast U3)....but not anymore

http://portableapps.com/
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Re: Antivirus for portable USB disk
« Reply #2 on: March 23, 2012, 07:20:30 PM »
There is also this free program when you have to start up from usb to perform a emergency repair: http://www.freedrweb.com/liveusb/?lng=en

One to protect your USB with is this free Mexican av solution: http://mxone.net/en/index.php
Mx One is an antivirus designed to protect the removable storage devices like USB stick,
Maybe avast will ask you first to run it inside a sandbox, but you can allow that,

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Re: Antivirus for portable USB disk
« Reply #3 on: March 23, 2012, 07:35:37 PM »
Would'nt Panda usb vaccine be useful for this situation ???

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Re: Antivirus for portable USB disk
« Reply #4 on: March 23, 2012, 07:54:11 PM »
These are the most used: Norman's Malware Cleaner, free portable, download from: http://www.pendriveapps.com/goto/HERE/4116/2
And we also have: Rizones ViruClean, also free portable: http://www.pendriveapps.com/goto/HERE/5417/1
Kaspersky's Vrus Removal Tool, also portable in nature: http://www.pendriveapps.com/goto/HERE/4331/1

Avast discontinued its portable solution,

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Re: Antivirus for portable USB disk
« Reply #5 on: March 23, 2012, 09:11:37 PM »
It is not the same thing Pol, as these are cleaning tools for computers

avastU3 was a antivirus for protecting your USB

scroll down to screenshots
http://www.softpedia.com/reviews/windows/Portable-avast-Review-54885.shtml
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