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Malwarebytes and RougeKIller are not anti virus applications. Therefore do NOT expect them to remove viruses per se. There are worms that are classed as a type of virus that they remove but there are true viruses that they do not target. That is relegated to traditional anti virus applications and is one of the reasons MBAM is an adjunct anti malware application and not a replacement for an anti virus application.

MalwareBytes *MUST* be installed into the OS to be protected such that it can have the highest level of efficacy. I can't speak for RougeKIller but MBAM is not designed to be a "portable" application.

However you can have a fully installed anti malware application scan a USB Mass Storage Device (hard disk, Flash drive, etc.).

HTH

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Hello and welcome:

Not sure about RogueKiller.

In addition to DHL's very expert advice and information (he was posting as I was typing ;) )...

If you already have MBAM installed on your C: drive, AFAIK you can use it to scan other drives on your system.

(DHL or an MBAM staffer will correct me if I am wrong...)

For your USB drive scan with MBAM, follow the steps in the screenshot, selecting whichever drive letter corresponds to the drive at step 3.

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If you'd like expert help checking and cleaning your system, please follow the recommendations in this pinned topic: Available Assistance For Possibly Infected Computers.

A qualified helper will guide you through the cleanup process.

Thanks,

daledoc1

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David Lipman,

What would be a "traditional anti-virus program in regard to your comment below?

Thanks for your help.

Joe

"Malwarebytes and RougeKIller are not anti virus applications. Therefore do NOT expect them to remove viruses per se. There are worms that are classed as a type of virus that they remove but there are true viruses that they do not target. That is relegated to traditional anti virus applications and is one of the reasons MBAM is an adjunct anti malware application and not a replacement for an anti virus application"

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Traditional anti virus applications include, but is not limited to, the following list...

Eset NOD32, Avira AntiVir, Avast, AVG, Dr.Web, Kaspersky, McAfee/Network Associates, Panda, Norton/Symantec, Sophos, BitDefender, BullDog, F-Secure, TrendMicro, etc.

NOTE: They are not listed in order of preference or efficacy. It is just a simple list.

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