Best scanner for mounted drives or live boots?
Results 1 to 5 of 5

Thread: Best scanner for mounted drives or live boots?

  1. #1
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2014
    Posts
    1

    Best scanner for mounted drives or live boots?

    I was trying to troubleshoot a friend's computer that was so far gone it was totally unusable.

    I of course ended up going with the backup data and reformat option, but I was wondering if there was an anti-virus scanner that would work well from a live-boot, or if you had a USB SATA reader and mounted a hard drive. I had a computer at work that I thought might be compromised, and I poured over the drive with sleuthkit and couldn't find anything, but really wished I had some kind of scanner that might work.

    On the friends computer, just because I like playing with new tools, I tried a bunch of different things, Dr Web live CD (had a heck of a time getting it to boot and run, kept freezing,) tried AVIRA Rescue CD, which seemed pretty slick, but it was very slow to run, and the computer shut off part way through the scan (I began to suspect an overheating processor at this point.) I tried HISEN's Rescue Disk, and again, the computer died.

    Anyways... at work with that drive I had sleuthkited, I also tried to run ClamAV, since Google said that it can do things like mounted drive scans. It scanned through, and found 7 vulnerabilities, but near as I can tell, all 7 of them were false positives, so that doesn't seem like a very good option.

    Thoughts?

  2. #2
    Super Moderator
    Join Date
    Feb 2014
    Location
    US
    Posts
    70
    Last edited by rlirpa; August 12th, 2014 at 12:10 PM.
    Rad

  3. #3
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2014
    Posts
    1
    thanks for sharing i also had similar problems but the clamav didnt work

  4. #4
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    May 2014
    Posts
    15
    I have a BCD436HP that work's perfectly.

  5. #5
    Super Moderator
    Join Date
    Feb 2014
    Location
    US
    Posts
    70
    Quote Originally Posted by bestellen View Post

    I have a BCD436HP that work's perfectly.
    I believe the OP was looking for an anti-virus scanner, not a police scanner.
    Rad

Similar Threads

  1. autorun truecrypt mounted volume
    By whatever878787 in forum Cryptography, Steganography, etc.
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: July 27th, 2006, 05:44 PM
  2. Boots Been Under????
    By OverdueSpy in forum Cosmos
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: July 22nd, 2005, 12:51 PM
  3. Web server mounted on a dead fly
    By thehorse13 in forum Tech Humor
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: March 6th, 2003, 09:46 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

 Security News

     Patches

       Security Trends

         How-To

           Buying Guides