How to run virus check

123malstrom

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Hi guys

I feel stupid for asking. But i have superantivirus.exe on a usb . how can i run the app without down installing it on the hard drive? Windows 7. Im trying to clean a corrupted O\S
 

Phillip Corcoran

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It has to be installed but I wouldn't use that a AV software anyway, sounds dodgy to me. You might end up with even more malware than you started with. In any case, a corrupted OS is not necessarily caused by malware.

It could be a failing hard drive or faulty RAM.

But if you want to scan the HDD for viruses, you need to boot from a CD containing trusted AV utility.
Have a look at these, they are all free and from recognised vendors of AV software:
http://pcsupport.about.com/od/system-security/tp/free-bootable-antivirus-software.htm
 
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