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How To Run AV On External Hard Drive?


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#1 Blnd_E

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Posted 14 October 2016 - 09:46 AM

Seagate Desktop XHD USB 3.0

Model: SRD0SD1

 

How can I run a scan (anitivirus, malware, etc.)  to clean my xHD?

 



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Posted 14 October 2016 - 09:59 AM

Hello
Connect it and run this it will scan all connected drives.
 
cvMlKv6.pngESET Online Scanner
  • Click here to download the installer for ESET Online Scanner and save it to your Desktop.
  • Disable all your antivirus and antimalware software - see how to do that here.
  • Right click on esetsmartinstaller_enu.exe and select Run as Administrator.
  • Place a checkmark in YES, I accept the Terms of Use, then click Start. Wait for ESET Online Scanner to load its components.
  • Select Enable detection of potentially unwanted applications.
  • Click Advanced Settings, then place a checkmark in the following:
    • Remove found threats
    • Scan archives
    • Scan for potentially unsafe applications
    • Enable Anti-Stealth technology
  • Click Start to begin scanning.
  • ESET Online Scanner will start downloading signatures and scan. Please be patient, as this scan can take quite some time.
  • When the scan is done, click List threats (only available if ESET Online Scanner found something).
  • Click Export, then save the file to your desktop.
  • Click Back, then Finish to exit ESET Online Scanner.

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Posted 14 October 2016 - 04:06 PM

Are you saying it will scan that drive if attached automatically?

 

BTW, ESET Online Scanner is not working on my computer.



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Posted 14 October 2016 - 04:16 PM

Almost all the major anti-virus programs, Avast, Avira, BitDefender, TrendMicro, just to name a few, have ISOs on their website one can download, install onto USB or DVD boots and run.  Some will auto-run, some will have a menu popup, you click on what you want.  I made such USBs and DVDs -- however, I cannot remember any auto-runs, only the menus coming up.


Edited by RolandJS, 14 October 2016 - 04:17 PM.

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Posted 14 October 2016 - 04:16 PM

Yes.. Your AV should also.. You may have to click something like "select Drive". It needs to be attached for he AV to see it.
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Posted 14 October 2016 - 04:21 PM

Currently no AV. My Bitdefender just expired & I uninstalled.



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Posted 14 October 2016 - 04:27 PM

If you are not running Windows 10 Bitfender has an excellent Free version but you do need to set up an account. If you are running Windows 10 Bitdefender has a free version but it's still in beta.






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