Antivirus for External HD!

Discussion in 'Application Software' started by goodguy_adi, Feb 3, 2011.

  1. goodguy_adi

    goodguy_adi MDL Novice

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    Hello guyz
    can ny1 suggest me a decent and good portable antivrus for my external hard disk..
    :jockey:
     
  2. DigitalJammer

    DigitalJammer MDL Member

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    #3 DigitalJammer, Feb 3, 2011
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    Gosh I'm almost too scared to scan some of my external drives because I have like A ZILLION FAKE POSITIVES - You know, stuff like KEY GENERATORS, EXE CRACKS etc... I store many complete install packages on my external drives and if I was not careful I could have a daily virus check pass through one of my 1 T.B. externals and depending on how my A/V is configured I might come back to find every one of my cracks and keygens ZAPPED to cyberland. I also have around 160 gigs about- for ITUNES, and some everyday MP3s have actually been detected as viruses (' still trying to figure this one). Thats the big problem with many of the popular torrent download folders these days, many actually have good software and cracks BUT you might have to first remove a trojan to get things to work. It's a weird world out there in cyberland these days. Years ago I don't recall finding so many, otherwise legit, "copyritten" software which works perfect but you first must detect, find, and remove things like trojan-viruses. Nowadays I mainly keep my eyes on the system drive, start-up, Windows Registry, and what I find running in RAM. I do always keep my C drive as clean as I can. I am starting to feel too old school too, I honestly have to google the definition of "portable antivrus" as I am not positive I understand the definition. :confused:

    Cheers.

    Daz= :worthy:
     
  3. DigitalJammer

    DigitalJammer MDL Member

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    Thanks for your post!!

    Now I understand what "Portable" means in this context. Cool, ;learn something new everyday! :)
     
  4. goodguy_adi

    goodguy_adi MDL Novice

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    i knew about clamwin previously itself
    but its scanning is only manual and slow..
    can u suggest any other software?
    which scans immediately n automatically before we copy a file into the HDD:)
     
  5. DigitalJammer

    DigitalJammer MDL Member

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    #6 DigitalJammer, Feb 4, 2011
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    It appears to be free software.... could that have anything to do with it being slow? I find ALL A/V programs to be slow, but thought maybe a retail version might be faster than free program. My worry is in finding any type of mal-ware; but I can relate on all the waiting seeming like forever sometimes.
     
  6. dabits

    dabits Guest

    IMO, you get what you (don't have to) pay for.

    Your primary AV should do that, alert you when you copy an infected file.

    ClamWin is a handy tool if you're not at home and copy something to your HDD.

    If NOD32 was portable, I'd have it installed on all my external HDD's.
     
  7. fishoil

    fishoil MDL Novice

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    I'll bet you remember Windows 3.1 lol
     
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  8. gikone

    gikone MDL Novice

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    ClamWin Portable !give a look