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mobile antivirus scanning

By timnmb2 ·
What is the best way to do virus scans on customers computers? I useually take a drive out, when I am in the shop but I want to be able to do mobile scanning on clients computers but I can not seem to find any information on the web as to witch is the best way to do this, and, the most complete way. Thanks.

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I download AVG for them

by Oz_Media In reply to mobile antivirus scanning

I often install AVG Free edition for customers, I receive many thank you's afterward. They often end up getting all their friends to use it too. Some people have doubt if I actually uninstall thier buggy Norton and replace it with AVG Free. They like the email scanning and the auto signature saying the mail in certified virus free.

I also install Adaware and give them a quick crash course on updating both and running scans.

This way you're leaving a piece of you behind and will be the first to come to mind if more problems arise.

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Portable Drive

by GuruOfDos In reply to I download AVG for them

I used to carry a parallel port IOMEGA zip drive and Guest boot floppy in the back of the car, with F-PROT and Norton Utilities on a 100Mb Zip cartridge. Nowadays I use a 512Mb USB keyring ramdrive with a bootimage and antivirus on that. It has network drivers and CD ROM drivers included and has got me out of the poo-poo many times. It's also handy for copying files and data to for those last ditch emergency situations where only a format and re-install will do. It also doubles up as a transport medium for uploading and downloading MP3's between my in-car VIA Epia-based MP3 Player and my computer:-)

Best $30 I ever spent!!!

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Really?

by timnmb2 In reply to Portable Drive

I think a parallel port might be a good choice to carry around with a pen drive. I have stopped by many a old machines, to my disbelife. At least ONE pen drive would be antivirus mandatory only, but yea, your right, a 512 would be a cool easy way to back things up.

$30 for a 512 pen drive? Where did you find that, lol???

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30 pounds

by Oz_Media In reply to Really?

I was also shocked by the price, then I remembered it was in UK pounds. That's about ten grand in Canada!

A 32MB USB flash drive here is $39.99
,64MB = $59.99, 128MB = $99.99, 512MB = $199.99.

I guess Guru got a nice deal from somewhere!

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Nah...

by GuruOfDos In reply to 30 pounds

I MEANT US$30, or about ?18.

Like I said in a previous post, because of the current exchange rate vs the weak US greenback, computer stuff is cheaper here than virtually anywhere in the world!!

As it goes, I DID spend a bit of money on 4 TERRAbytes of hard disk and twenty gig of DDR466 for a small project I'm toying with, and managed to knock the supplier down from ?25 for the 512Mb USB stick as a favour!

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Sounds good

by Oz_Media In reply to Nah...

Damn, at that price (even 25 Pound) I'd happily send you some money.

One band member that is staying with me for another weel is returning to England, I just wish I'd known bfore he came here.

Is that an end user price or some great deal you get from a supplier/associate? If so, is there somewhere in London to find one?

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Actually...

by GuruOfDos In reply to Sounds good

I mentioned in the previous post....I spent a chunk of money on hard disks and ram modules, so negotiated a 'good' discount on the USB thingy.

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Still

by Oz_Media In reply to Sounds good

"and managed to knock the supplier down from ?25 for the 512Mb USB stick as a favour!"

This implies that the regular price for a 512 stick is 25 pound. Is that so, or was the 25 a deal to begin with?

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I do that too, but.....

by timnmb2 In reply to I download AVG for them

I am thinking way ahead of the game as far as if thier computer is so whacked with viruses that you cant even get very far. I need to make sure I have a fullproof, no stump setup ready at anytime cause my name is on the line :) .

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Foolproof method

by Oz_Media In reply to I do that too, but.....

"I need to make sure I have a fullproof, no stump setup ready at anytime cause my name is on the line"

Gee, maybe you're living in the wrong place!! I can go onsite completely unprepared and botch everything up without repercussions. My name is never on the line when I visit a customer site, they don't mind. Most administrators in Canada aren't even grade 12 grads, it is a good way for local business to hire the homeless and help get the drug dealers off the streets.

Boy, I sure wouldn't want to be held accountable for my work, I might get a bad reputation.

Anyhow, I'm off for lunch with Santa and Spiderman now so I'll see you later.

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