Portable antivirus is of great help to mobile users as it can be run from anywhere. ClamWin Portable, Multivirus Cleaner, Hijack free and Avast Portable are some of the well known portable antivirus tools that can be carried on a USB key.
There are several ways a portable antivirus can be of great assistance. A portable antivirus is a small enough file that it can be put on a USB key, CD / DVD. A portable antivirus has been specifically created to remove Trojan, spyware and other types of virus affecting your computer. Below is a list of portable antivirus freeware that might be suited to your needs:
ClamWin Portable is a well known portable freeware antivirus for detecting viruses and spyware on your computer. ClamWin is launched up from your portable drive with its integrated PSU (Portable Start Up Utility).
Operating systems: Microsoft Windows 98/Me/2000/XP/2003 and Vista.
Nb: On-access real-time scanner is not included in Clamwin Free Antivirus. Files must be scanned manually.
Multi Virus Cleaner
Multi Virus Cleaner is freeware used to detect and remove harmful viruses and spyware on your computer. With its stand alone installation, Multi Virus Cleaner has an approximate size of 5MB. This application is very effective and is regularly updated to detect new viruses and worms on our computer.
HiJack Free is another freeware application for detecting harmful viruses, hijackers, spyware etc. This software needs a minimum of approximately 4MB for installation on your disk. With Autorun as a feature, you can view all locations displayed and even edited as well.
Avast Virus Cleaner is a free spamware detector with low memory capacity. This software is a dual service provider as it can be launched directly from a USB key or can even be installed on your fixed hard drive. Avast is very famous for it can remove Trojans and malware affecting your computer system.