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Yes, I think that's an excellent idea too! A completely portable version that can fit on a USB device. Something similar to what Emsisoft has with their Emergency Kit 2.0 perhaps. That way you could take it anywhere and disinfect a friend's computer at his house for instance. Some means to update the portable version would need to be looked into I would think. Weather that would be to issue completely new versions with the latest malware definitions already included or the program being able to access the internet to pull the newest definitions down from the cloud.

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@ritchie58 ClamVIN has portable version. But ClamVIN does not have real-time protection. But Immunet has real-time protection. Many people thinks that real-time protection does not needed by a portable program, but I really need it.


@ritchie58 Emsisoft Emergency Kit 2.0 has real-time protection?

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No, Emsisoft's Emergency Kit does not include Real-Time protection. It's a bundle of anti-malware (scanning engines) and analysis tools that you can load onto a USB stick. I was thinking more along those lines for the portable version of Immunet and not necessarily a full time AV solution with RT protection. Your idea to include RT protection is very interesting though. That way you could use it both as a running anti-malware program, using the cloud via telemetry, on your computer and as an emergency malware removal tool, using traditional downloaded signature based definitions for off-line use, on another person's PC if you had to! I think that idea has potential fenerlitomas!

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Hi fenerlitomas,


As a programmer I can say to you that a portable version with real-time protection is not recommended, because a real-time protection need to have some file installed. Secondly the antivirus need a service that protect itself from virus, blocking them if they try to stop it. It's pretty hard and unfavorable to have a real-time protection in a portable AV. However the idea to make an ondemand scan by portable antivirus is good.



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@OrlandoP I am hardly user of portable apps. I am usig on my 3 computers at home 40 portable application from portableapps.com. I have just installed Adobe Flash and an antivirus application after format Windows operation system. I just start all portable app I want from my another NTFS part of my computer. I just ask if possible to make also the antivirus as portable. But if you say it is not possible (or very difficult...) I can not say anythink...


Some people always asks me why do you use portable apps so much. I am answering it simply before anyone ask me :D :


-Windows is always getting slower after installing any new application

-Windows losts its stability after installing any new application

-Windows losts its secure after installing any new application

-I don't spend my time to install 40 application after each format on any computer (I know there are many stable backup applications for Windows but I the updates of each program after recover takes time and some apps lost stability with updates many times (overlap) ).

-Some application lost its stability when updates itself (always zero installation is better). That's why some apps unistall and than installs itself on each update.

-If any app losts it's stability, I dont have the possiblity to remove the user-data folder. (on portabele apps we have Data folder which includes all user-preferences...)

-and many other reasons that I will not write them here...


Thanks for you interest...

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What is needed is a bootable, portable version that scans and uses a terminal or command line format with networking capabilities that can be plugged into a suspected infected computer and able to:

a. Update signatures

b. Clean Computer

c. Allow full protection while working on the system

d. Provide virus identification for inclusion to community for analysis


I work on too many computers that I wish I had a known good protection system in place while checking it.

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Hi BKMedic, have you looked at Emsisoft's Free Emergency Kit that I mentioned in previous threads to this topic? Although it has no real-time protection, it is fully portable and has a number of malware scanning and removal tools including a Command Line scanner that might be something you could use. It's a rather large download, about 124 MB. Just unpack the zip file to a USB storage device for complete portability. Best of all it's free! Emsisoft just rolled out version very recently. http://www.emsisoft....n/software/eek/



How it works:


The Emsisoft Emergency Kit contains a collection of programs that can be used without a software installation to scan and clean infected computers for malware.

  • Emsisoft Emergency Kit Scanner
    With the Emsisoft Emergency Kit Scanner you have got the powerful Emsisoft Scanner including graphical user interface. Search the infected PC for Viruses, Trojans, Spyware, Adware, Worms, Dialers, Keyloggers and other malign programs.
    Run the Emsisoft Emergency Kit Scanner with a double click on a2emergencykit.exe. Found Malware can be moved to quarantine or finally deleted.
  • Emsisoft Commandline Scanner
    This scanner contains the same functionality as the Emergency Kit Scanner but without a graphical user interface. The commandline tool is made for professional users and can be used perfectly for batch jobs.
    To run the Emsisoft Commandline Scanner, do the following actions:
    - Open a command prompt window (Run: cmd.exe)
    - Switch to the drive of the USB Stick (e.g.: f:) and then to the folder of the executable files (e.g.: cd run)
    - Run the scanner by typing: a2cmd.exe
    Next you will see a help page describing all available parameters.
    Next is an example to scan drive c:\ with enabled Memory, Traces (Registry) and Cookie scan with active Heuristic module and archive support. Found Malware is moved to quarantine.
    a2cmd.exe /f="c:\" /m /t /c /h /a /q="c:\quarantine\"
  • Emsisoft HiJackFree
    HiJackFree helps advanced users to detect and remove Malware manually. With HiJackFree you can manage all active processes, services, drivers, autoruns, open ports, hosts file entries and many more. For your full control over your system.
  • Emsisoft BlitzBlank
    BlitzBlank is a tool for experienced users and all those who must deal with Malware on a daily basis. Malware infections are not always easy to clean up. These days the software pests use clever techniques to protect themselves from being deleted. In more and more cases it is almost impossible to delete a Malware file while Windows is running. BlitzBlank deletes files, registry entries and drivers at boot time before Windows and all other programs are loaded.

Self made Emergency USB stick


Expand the content of the Emsisoft Emergency Kit to an USB stick and make your own universal tool to scan and clean infected PCs.



Cheers, Ritchie...

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