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My moms friend has been recently keeps getting virus on her pc and what not and I have been procrastinating on adding my own "arsenal" of apps to my usb to help fix/clean her pc. What would you recommend? I currently have the following

Spybot S&D
Clamwin
Batch file of CMD (just in case and also if I ever need it, school reasons)
google chrome portable (hehe)
System explorer (portable windows task manager)

Anything else? or what I should swap out?

BTW the usb is 16GB
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MalwareBytes is a good one if you can get a portable install.
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MalwareBytes is a good one if you can get a portable install.
Trying it right now on my pc from my USB and seems to be working just fine . For now, at least.
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+1 for MalwareBytes, should fix most of the problems.
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McAfee offers another decent one "Stinger" and it is portable.

http://www.mcafee.com/us/downloads/f...s/stinger.aspx
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post #6 of 6
MalwareBytes is a good one. If you're looking for additional troubleshooting tools, the following are also excellent tools:

1. Offline NT Password Reset. Useful for when a friend's younger sibling changes the password on her account to something completely random.

2. And this link has all the direct downloads for all the different flavors of Windows 7 from Digital River and Amazon. Won't fit on your USB disk there, but if you have a larger portable HDD, it wouldn't be a bad idea to download copy of each of these onto it so you have spare media on hand at all times.

3. Microsoft has released a beta of their own bootable anti-malware suite. See here for details. Will mostly likely be part of MS's 2012 Diagnostic & Recovery Toolkit.

4. Microsoft also has an on-demand anti-malware scanner. It's not an anti-malware replacement, but rather a one-time, stand alone, "download the latest definitions and scan this computer real quick for me" tool. Tiny footprint and expires after 10 days (requiring you re-download the tool).
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