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Running malwarebytes and avast off a usb

Ice44
  • 34 months ago

title^ is this possible? Wanted to do it to help people get rid of viruses off their computers and maybe make a bit of money doing it :P

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  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

Getting rid of viruses is great, but if you want to make money off it you have to make sure the programs you use are free for commercial use. I also can't recommend trying to make money off it, but I digress.

The first thing you need is a small collection of portable tools. These don't require installation and can run from the USB. Comodo Cleaning Essentials, Emsisoft's emergency kit, and a few others from companies like McAfee are a good place to start. Autoruns, Revo Uninstaller, and Piriform's CCleaner Portable are also good to have.

The second thing is something bootable. Not all computers will be safe or able to boot. A lightweight Linux distro works (and is great for moving some critical data or running scans from), or you can use a special purpose boot disk such as VIPRE Rescue Disk or Kaspersky's Rescue Disk.

The third is installers for utilities. Ninite is pretty good at installing a batch of programs, but there are a few others you may want. For example, Auslogics Disk Defrag, your choice of antivirus, or some of Kaspersky's free tools.

One other item of interest would be decryption tools. If someone gets hit by ransomware, you will want to identify the strain and use the proper decryption tool.

Some of the tools I mentioned are free for commercial use, some offer paid versions that can be used for this purpose. If you plan on making money off a cleaning service, please read the EULAs and ensure your usage is acceptable. Failure to follow the agreements or proper licensing constitutes piracy.

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

ok thank you for this

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

No problem!

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

ARGH!

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

Argh?

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

A pirate. Argh

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

reformat for 50 bucks.......easy money on old systems that have not had a AV for years :)

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