It is advisable to have not more than one Anti Virus installed in our computer; however there are times when our Anti Virus is not able to detect the virus. Then we wish to install some other Anti Virus but for that we have to remove the previous installed Anti Virus, isn’t it?
Fortunately there is a method with which you can easily scan your infected computer with four different and famous Anti Viruses even without installing them. Multi AV Scanning Tool is a useful tool devised by David H. Lipman that has the ability to scan the computer with McAfee, Sophos, Kaspersky and Trend engines.
1. Just download the utility called Multi_AV.exe
2. Run Multi_AV.exe and choose the default folder C:\AV-CLS ONLY.
3. Now run StartMenu.BAT or double-click on ‘Start Menu‘ shortcut from C:\AV-CLS folder.
The software can run in two modes depending upon your need, Remove/Delete and Detect Only. While Remove mode will actually remove the infection, Detect mode will detect the infection and will create a log file for your reference later on. However Trend Micro Sysclean utility has its own GUI window for the choices.
Say if you are running the scan using Sophos AV, then just enter its number and the scripts will automatically obtain the Anti Virus vendor’s files for you. The files will be downloaded from the internet and after that you will get a prompt if you want to run the scanner or not.
As shown, if you click “yes”, the scan will start but on clicking “no”, the scan won’t. On clicking yes, another window will open asking to scan on a particular location or not.
Click No to run a full system scan.