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Monday, February 09, 2009

A portable AntiVirus collection

Over at the GSD blog I found a nice collection of descriptions on how to create portable anti-viruses. VIPRE would fit nicely in the collection, however I wanted to do a quick description on how to do this with BitDefender (I’m doing this from memory, so some details might be wrong!):

  1. Get the free edition
  2. Locate the folder where you can find bdc.exe
  3. Copy the given folder (it should have a plugins subfolder) to the location you want to run it from

That’s it! To update it, you need to run bdc.exe /update (and have the plugins directory writeable of course – so it doesn’t work for CD'’s for example).

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous2:46 PM

    Glad you found the posts useful! I really like having the flexibility to toss several of these other AV scanners at a system, especially if they support scanning a system via Win PE in an "off-line" mode.

    I always have a hard time deciding if I should go back and update an older post, or do a full newer post. I had seen VIPRE's standalone scanner and was very excited about it and mentioned it briefly in passing in a security linkage post.

    I think the best thing I could do is to update the older post a one-line update with a forward-pointing link to a new full updated post.

    Anyway, thank you for the linkage and the kind words!

    I'll be checking out bitDefender's offering as well based on your tip!


    --Claus V.