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Does anyone knows about a good dos style virus scan, just like the old scan.exe tool from mcafee. I'm trying to boot a XP computer with a live CD and them run the scan tool with the virus definitions updated. I was told that mcafee does not provide such application anymore.

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jdff,

You can get F-Secure Anti-Virus for DOS.
http://www.f-secure.com/download-purchase/tools.shtml
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I f anyone knows a better method of doing it, please let me know.

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You can build a Bart PE disk with McAfee Command Line Scanner and/or Stinger plug-ins.  That would be my preferred option.

http://www.nu2.nu/pebuilder/plugins/
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How can I update the Mcafee virus definitions I think that they don't exist anymore, correct me if I'm wrong.

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Ultimate Boot CD (www.ultimatebootcd.com) has 4 av scanners you can run after booting from the ubcd.
Anti-Virus/Malware Tools
F-Prot Antivirus for DOS 3.16f For personal use only. Virus definition: 1 Feb 2007.  
McAfee Antivirus Scanner 4.40.0 For personal use only. Virus definition: 2 Feb 2007.  
Avast! for DOS 7.7 For personal use only. Virus definition: 19 Oct 2006.  
BugHunter 2.1
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Where do I download the latest dat updates for the McAfee VirusScan Command Line Scanner?

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The Bart PE site gives an FTP link.  This is McAfee site link.

http://www.mcafee.com/apps/downloads/security_updates/dat.asp?region=us&segment=enterprise

If you are interested in non-networked PCs, Stinger would be a better choice.  The command line scanner is an enterprise product -- translated as pricey.  Stinger is free.
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Could you please close this question since I can't close for myself.

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Computer101 - I don't see where war1 was included in the point split.  
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