Who knows when the disaster strikes, therefore its better to be ready and carry some portable apps in your handy USB flash drive. There are many portable apps, but the ones that are most important are antivrus softwares. There’s no need to carry complete setup files of antivirus program. Here are some free portable antivirus tools that can run directly from USB flash drive. Keep your PC safe and secure using these programs.
Top 5 Free Portable Antivrus Programs
- ClamWin Portable
ClamWin Portable, as the name suggests is a free portable antivirus. Its interface is really simple, no advanced stuff and it lets you do for what its made for. Super simple to use, portable and can be carried around in your flash/pen drive. What’s more, its just 8 MB in size. It features:
- Regular virus database updates. Receive timely virus database updates to include a new virus/variant immediately after it appears
- High detection rates for viruses and spyware
- Standalone Virus Scanner
- HouseCall – Free Online Virus Scan
This is a free online virus scanner. HouseCall can quickly identify and fix a wide range of threats including viruses, worms, Trojans, and spyware. It also leverages the Trend Micro Smart Protection Network to help ensure that scans catch the latest threats. Please keep in mind that if you need to use this tool, then you will need to stay connected to the internet.
Through HouseCall, you can do custom scan or full scan and this scanner is stand-alone and browser-independent. Ensure that you download the correct version as the official website offers 32 bit and 64 bit versions, therefore download the correct version as per your OS.
- Dr. Web CureIt
This useful tool can come in handy to clean out viruses and malware. This is two in one – antivirus and anti spyware scanner based on the Dr.Web engine with the most up-to-date add-ons. The best thing about Dr. Web CureIt is that you just need to click on the downloaded executable file and no installation is required. That’s why we can call it as a portable anti spyware and anti virus.
There are two versions, free and paid. You can just click on that “Free download – For home PCs” button. Download size is 75 MB.
Download Dr.Web CureIt
- Emsisoft Emergency Kit
The Emsisoft Emergency Kit contains useful collection of programs to scan and clean infected computers for malware. No installation required. Search the infected PC for Viruses, Spyware, Trojans, Adware, Worms, Keyloggers, Dialers, and other harmful programs. Emsisoft Emergency Kit contains:
- Emergency Kit Scanner
- Commandline Scanner
Download the zip and extract it to a USB drive. That’s done. Your portable antivirus / emergency kit is ready.
Download Emsisoft Emergency Kit
- Kaspersky Virus Removal Tool 2011
Kaspersky Virus Removal Tool application is yet another virus scanner and detection software from Kaspersky. It will scan the specified locations for any virus threats and remove them or send to Quarantine folder. This small utility is designed to remove all types of threats like viruses, Trojans, and spyware from computers. Size of download is 95.3 MB.
Now wherever you go, take these portable antivirus with you and you’ll stay safe. Who said fighting with viruses and malwares using USB flash drive is hard. The best thing is that you do not need to purchase these tools, as they are free and some of them don’t even need to be installed. Just unzip it and run the executable file, its that easy.