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    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?
    Last edited by widlowy; October 14th, 2015 at 06:36 AM.

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    -- Updated --

    10 Free and Portable Offline Antivirus Scanners
    https://www.raymond.cc/blog/portable...emergency-kit/

    Comprehensive List of 26 Bootable Antivirus Rescue CDs for Offline Scanning
    https://www.raymond.cc/blog/13-antiv...t-rescue-disk/

    How to Use An Antivirus Boot Disc or USB Drive to Ensure Your Computer is Clean
    https://www.howtogeek.com/175234/how...uter-is-clean/

    16 Best Free Bootable Antivirus Tools
    https://www.lifewire.com/free-bootab...-tools-2625785

    Linux Rescue CD: a help or a hinderance?
    https://blog.emsisoft.com/en/1056/li...p-or-a-hinder/

    Windows Defender Offline
    https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/17466

    Kaspersky Rescue Disk 2018
    https://support.kaspersky.com/14226#...0or%20CD%2FDVD.

    Bitdefender Rescue Mode
    https://www.bitdefender.com/consumer.../answer/29132/
    Last edited by rlirpa; September 3rd, 2020 at 02:28 PM.
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    thanks for sharing i also had similar problems but the clamav didnt work

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    I have a BCD436HP that work's perfectly.
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    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.
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    I am also looking for an antivirus scanner.if anyone have the thoughts,kindly share here

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    Thanks for this information

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