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Old 07-25-02, 09:00 PM
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Any virus scanners for DOS? also, help with FAT

Well, one of the computers at work has a virus, and now windows won't load up. i know there's a virus on it. is there any dos program that could clean it up?

and the fat is messed up too. not sure if it's fat 16 or fat 32. is there any easy way to fix that?

it's running win '98 on an older Dell.

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Old 07-26-02, 06:33 PM
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I think mcafee has a dos scanner as part of their virus scan, but I don't know if it can be installed without installing the rest of the program in windows
Old 07-29-02, 06:54 AM
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If you have McAfee Antivirus installed on a working PC, you can create a "cleaning diskette" that can be used to boot and scan the affected PC.

I belive that Norton has a similar function as well but requires multiple disks.
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Actually, with recent versions of Norton Antivirus, you can just boot off the Norton CD & run a scan from there. The problem is, considering how fast new viruses (virii?) are discovered, the stuff on the CD is usually quite out of date.

F-Prot also has a DOS version - try here: http://www.f-prot.com/products/fpdos.html

Re:the FAT being messed up - have you tried simply running Scandisk on it? You should be able to do that from a DOS prompt.
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I used to hear good things about f-prot also.

I think it is still free shareware: http://www.f-prot.com/f-prot/download/getfpdosfree.html
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thanks everyone! i'll give em a try

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