Anti Virus to scan Windows?

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by Greenturtle, Mar 23, 2009.

  1. Greenturtle, Mar 23, 2009
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    Greenturtle macrumors member

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    Is there some kind of utility that will scan a Windows Drive (say I put my laptop HDD into an external casing) for viruses?

    I never really trust running a scanner with an infected computer.

    Thanks
     
  2. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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  3. Queso macrumors G4

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    If you're planning to use Windows for the scanning use Avast Home Edition (link). It's free, has a small footprint and good detection rates.

    If on OSX use ClamXAV as r.j.s says :)
     
  4. Greenturtle thread starter macrumors member

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    Wicked, didn't think ClamX AV would scan for Windows Viruses!

    Thanks
     
  5. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    That's its primary purpose. So you don't pass along anything.
     

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