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#1 DogStar5988


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Posted 15 February 2010 - 07:36 PM

Hello everyone, I'm looking for advice and insights about loading anti-virus/malware programs onto a flash drive. I would like to make a flash drive that I can carry around with me and run these programs when (say my parents) are having problems with thier computers. I've tried to load Malwarebytes onto my flash drive but I can't get it to run properly. Is there a special way to do this? Or certian programs that allow this. Any help would be great.

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Posted 15 February 2010 - 09:19 PM

flash drive portable AV

Download "ClamWin Portable Antivirus", put it on your USB Flash Drive,

You should have no problems with mbam other than updating it

download the definition updates from another computer, save them to a flash (usb, pen, thumb, jump) drive or CD and transfer to the infected machine. Then just double-click on mbam-rules.exe to install the update. If you cannot transfer or install from the infected machine, try installing the file directly from the flash drive to your machine.Mbam-rules.exe is not updated daily. Another way to get the most current database definitions is to install MBAM on a clean computer, launch the program, update through MBAM's interface, copy the definitions (rules.ref) to a USB stick or CD and transfer that file to the infected machine. Copy rules.ref to the location indicated for your operating system.
  • XP: C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Malwarebytes\Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware
  • Vista: C:\Documents and Settings\Users\All Users\Malwarebytes\Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware
If you cannot see the folder, then you may have to Reconfigure Windows to show it.

Edited by garmanma, 15 February 2010 - 09:20 PM.

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#3 DogStar5988

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Posted 15 February 2010 - 10:18 PM

Thank you, any other programs that you would recommend?

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Posted 16 February 2010 - 03:29 PM

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