Need Antivirus that will install on flash drive.

GlenAJ
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My Dell laptop has a very dim screen. The brightness
Adjustment in control panel will not work.
Can not connect to the internet.
Would like to scan for virus.
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I'm using win7
JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)
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Try this
https://itstillworks.com/run-antivirus-flash-drive-1748.html

Also try starting in BIOS.  Usually F1 or F8 at startup to see if there is a hardware issue
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If the Laptop is old enough to have an LCD screen, the backlight could have gone. That is why you should try starting without the operating system

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Thanks John -
There is no doubt in my mind that I have a virus.
I can’t download a virus removal program because my ‘clean’ computer uses XP and the Win 7 versions won’t download. .I have another larger hard drive I’m installing, and, after transferring some files to a flash drive, I will Install Win 7 on it. After installing the transferred files I’ll download the virus program and save it to the flash drive and, at some later date, I’ll scan the older hard drive. If it works, I’ll copy the rest of the files to use on the new hard drive and have an extra usable hard drive.  If not - I’ll have a one terabyte hard drive which was the ultimate goal anyway.
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Thank you for the update and I was pleased to assist.

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