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#1 cryptohustla

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Posted 02 November 2016 - 05:45 AM

Hi guys im new here :)

 

whenever i do a scan what i do is download windows defender and install it on my USB and do an offline scan this way i am very much confident that viruses or malwares will be detected and remove im comfortable this way rather than do a windows av scan which i think is more effective.

 

now i would like a suggestion of any alternative to windows defender that is more effective paid or free of course i prefer free but if the paid version is worth it i will never hesitate to buy the product so support the developer im looking for a scanner which scans before windows loads thats what i meant by offline also it lets the user choose which drive to scan.

 

Thanks guys hope to get some help soon

 

*i have read this thread

 

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/540376/recommended-offline-scanners/

 

but seems like this is not what i meant by offline.



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Posted 02 November 2016 - 06:30 AM

10 Free and Portable Offline Antivirus Scanners

List of Anti-virus vendors that offer free LiveCD/Rescue CD utilities
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Posted 02 November 2016 - 06:44 AM

im kinda hoping for the best or the one that has been tested by the user and been using for awhile have done doing some research on google so thanks for the blog lists :)



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Posted 02 November 2016 - 06:50 AM

I am not aware of one single best tool.

LiveCD/Rescue CD/USB utilities are tools provided by most anti-virus vendors to assist with difficult to remove malware without having to boot into Windows. They are primarily used to boot from and repair unbootable or damaged systems, rescue data, and scan the system for malware infections. With a bootable virus scanning utility, you create a flash drive or CD/DVD disc from a working computer and then use it on an infected machine to scan the hard drive for malware. These types of utilities permit offline scanning which can disinfect malware from outside the infected Windows system. The advantage of offline scans is that they can be used when the malware is not running and interfering with the clean-up process. Rescue CD’s typically come as an ISO image file that can be written to a CD or installed on a USB flash drive which is then used to boot-up the computer to run the live operating system in memory. However, there are some issues to be aware of which is why I also provided the last link from Emsisoft.
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Posted 02 November 2016 - 07:43 AM

yeah thanks i read the blog from emisoft and well i intend to use the bootable av to scan my other hard drive before installing windows thats why i prefer an AV that allows me to choose drive to scan :) if theres no best at least a bootable av that has been constantly used by other members :)

 

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Posted 02 November 2016 - 07:52 AM

You're welcome and good luck.
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