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Stand-Alone Antivirus Software?

June 24th, 2010 06:33 admin Leave a comment Go to comments

An anonymous reader writes “I work for a company that repairs specialty devices that have an embedded Mini-ATX motherboard without a CD-ROM drive and is running Windows XP Home. And while the USB flash drives we insert into them have a physical write-protect tab, we still encounter a (rather annoying) display dialog from malware/viruses to remove the write-protect so the malware can infect the flash drive. We don’t remove the write-protect, obviously, but would like to offer our customers the option of removing the malware/virus without having to install any software. We would rather not install/uninstall antivirus software even for one-time use, due to various licensing issues, nor do we want to connect to the internet to use web-based online scanners. Is there any stand-alone anti-virus/anti-malware software for Windows that can be run directly from the write-protected flash drive itself?”

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