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How do live cd scanners update their databases?


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#1 Random Bob

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Posted 13 January 2013 - 01:56 AM

I want to download a live CD antivirus scanner like kaspersky live CD and was wondering how they update their datatbases. Do they need an Internet connection. That would be difficult to do because my modem doesn't support linux.

Also any more tips about live cd scanning?

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Posted 13 January 2013 - 03:16 PM

They use an Internet connection to update their database. All the Live CDs I've seen use an Ethernet connection for this, WiFi is not supported.

What kind of modem are you talking about? Do you mean this modem is build into your machine and that there are no Linux drivers for it?

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Posted 14 January 2013 - 01:31 AM

I see. I have a ZTE 3G USB modem which works with linux but it's drivers need to be installed. Will it work or is an ethernet connection the only way?

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Posted 14 January 2013 - 02:23 AM

Hi Bob -
Do you have Google installed ? If not use the live link in my signature below -

Now type or Copy / Paste this part of your question ............... live cd scanners ......... Lots of details there -

This is your best way to get information on some topics - :)

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Posted 15 January 2013 - 04:05 AM

I see. I have a ZTE 3G USB modem which works with linux but it's drivers need to be installed. Will it work or is an ethernet connection the only way?

Thanks!


No, I don't expect Live CDs to support your 3G modem. Plus it would be slow to download the signatures.

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