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#1 Bransonb3

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Posted 01 October 2014 - 06:04 PM

I am looking for a virus scan that does not require administrator privileges. It would need to be able to be ran without having to be installed. Would be for Windows 7 x86.

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Posted 01 October 2014 - 07:00 PM

Most anti-malware scanners will work on both 32-bit or 64-bit versions of Windows.

There is a list of free Scan & Disinfection Tools in this topic. Many of these tools are stand-alone applications contained within zipped files...meaning they require no installation so after extraction, they can be copied to and run from usb drives.

However, a Limited User Account may reduce your ability to perform effective security scans as removing some malware requires admin rights and other user accounts may not be scanned.
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Posted 01 October 2014 - 09:29 PM

Thanks for the list, I have never heard of some of those. I don't even need malware removal just a scanner so I can see if I need to talk to the IT department about virus removal or another problem.

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Posted 01 October 2014 - 09:52 PM

You're welcome and good luck.
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Posted 03 October 2014 - 05:38 AM

The only WIndows AV solution that I know that doesn't require installation is ClamWIn (ClamAV for WIndows).

There's a portable version: http://portableapps.com/apps/security/clamwin_portable

 

If you are looking for a paid version, many AV vendors have a command-line version of their AV. Like McAfee.


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