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flash drive resident antimalware app?

flash drive resident antimalware app?

flash drive resident antimalware app?

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A while back someone suggested having, as part of your antimalware arsenal, some app that could be installed on a flash drive which could supposedly detect any spyware / malware on whatever computer the flash drive was plugged into. (I think the app was DOS-based, and it could work even if the system was severely compromised, although I'm not sure about those two points.) Could anybody tell me about this app? And would it detect a key logger?
 

RE: flash drive resident antimalware app?

I think, if I discerned your inquiry correctly, that what is meant is a BOOT-able USB stick, either DOS or Linux based, such as installing BartPE onto USB or using GRUB to boot several OSs with viral scanners (e.g. boot an ISO file of Avira Rescue System or Dr. Web LiveCD from the USB stick)...

Bart's Preinstalled Environment (BartPE) bootable live windows CD/DVD
http://www.nu2.nu/pebuilder/

PeToUSB  - Boot BartPE From USB
http://www.gocoding.com/page.php?al=petousb

bootingUSB HOWTO
http://www.freewebs.com/tsj/bootingUSB_ldp_v0.1.htm

GRUB Tips and Tricks
http://fsmsh.com/1232

these are just some links to wet the appetite, Grub4Dos is a great utility Google some and you will find many informative links, e.g. how to install a full OS on a USB Stick...

Ben
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RE: flash drive resident antimalware app?

I've run across CAINE (Computer Aided Investigative Environment). It can be used on USB or CD. This is more for forensics than malware detection though if you run CAINE from the CD/USB (instead of booting from the CD/USB) you have access to WinTaylor which has a lot of neat tools under one "roof," most of them from Systernals. You can use CAINE to recover data, too.
 

James P. Cottingham
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RE: flash drive resident antimalware app?

i would use these tools from CD rather than Memory Stick
to prevent accidental infection of the revovery toolkit!

RE: flash drive resident antimalware app?

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i would use these tools from CD rather than Memory Stick to prevent accidental infection of the re[c]overy toolkit!
I agree.
 

James P. Cottingham
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I'm number 1,229!

RE: flash drive resident antimalware app?

There is now another option: AVG Rescue CD which has an option for USB drives.
 

James P. Cottingham
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