Need to clean a desktop in a lab where there is no internet neither wireless on the pc

Need to rid it of viruses

How to do this
brian ramdhaniCT Technician Asked:
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
If no connection, probably some viruses brought in on a USB key.

Remove any USB devices, scan with your own Antivirus application followed by a scan with Malwarebytes.

If viruses are numerous or deeply embedded, back up, format and reinstall Windows.
brian ramdhaniCT Technician Author Commented:
How to scan with av if there is no internet
David BernardonSenior Systems AnalystCommented:
Most AV solutions have free offline scanning tools. We use Kaspersky so there version is here:
If you don't like Kaspersky check with your AV solution provider to see if they have one available.
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brian ramdhaniCT Technician Author Commented:
How to scan with av if there is no internet
JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
You would need the USB download from your antivirus vendor (or try a name brand vendor) and scan with the USB key
David BernardonSenior Systems AnalystCommented:
Yes, You would download the free utility from a machine that has internet connectivity and copy it to a DVD or USB as suggested by John.
I use ESET at home and here is a link to their free version called ESET SysRescue Live:
JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
If you need to, you can use Rufus to build a bootable USB Key.
☠ MASQ ☠Commented:
No Internet AND no access to  downloads from elsewhere?
Are you able to bring burnt data DVDs to it?
Do you have the Vista installation DVD?

Would you prefer to clean it or reinstall it?
brian ramdhaniCT Technician Author Commented:
If I download eset and copy on a flash will it have the latest definitions?
JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
The definitions should be reasonably up to date.
Iamthecreator OMIT Admin/EE Solution GuideCommented:
On a computer with internet and no infections, download and save the following on a USB

install and run them one by one in the same order
Once run and cleaned you can uninstall them
use the resetbrowser to reset all installed browser on the computer

I have effectively used them to clean computers without internet.

Best would be to re-install OS and install an AV.

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most AV scanning cd - or usb need to run first - update the defineitions - then burn the cd, or make usb
also - can you take the pc out of the lab - connect it to the net, and run then the cleaning tools you need?
Brian, plse give us an update - how is it going?  need more help?

-***- i hope you're not in the lab without internet
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