Quickly "Virus Scan" multiple machines in a domain

toastman

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Hey guys,

I want to build a laptop with windows XP that can join a domain and scan all the computers in the domain (within the same subnet) for viruses without leaving traces (Agents, Software, Services, etc)

Can anyone recommand a software that can do that quickly? At the moment I am using the Kaspersky Admin Kit but it's a total pain, takes me 3 hours to scan a domain (with 10 clients) because I need to:

1. Scan and discover all the computers in the domain (takes 20 minutes)
2. push an agent
3. push an anti-virus software (and reboot)
4. push the virus definitions (and reboot)
5. run the scanning task
6. remove the anti-virus software and agent (and reboot)

It's not proctical at all because this software was designed with a long term solution in-mind, are there any solutions out there that are desgined to quickly scan a network?

Cheers and many thanks,
Toast
 

le13enforce

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I personally don't have experience with network anti-virus software, but what about AVG Antivirus Network Edition? I also don't get why you want to remove the agent after every scan, wouldn't it be safer to keep them active on your computers?
 

montyuk

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erm is it possible to make the c drives on all the machines shared? write/read for your user name.

map them to the laptop, make a custom scan which scans them all...

(i have no idea if this will work, but theres no reason it shouldnt)
 
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