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VirusScan Command Line search for viruses

Posted: Mon Feb 24, 2020 10:25 am
by Hangar0
VirusScan Command Line is a program that you can run from a command-line prompt. It provides an alternative to scanners that use a graphical user interface (GUI). Both the scanners use the same scanning engine. VirusScan Command Line enables you to search for viruses in any directory or file in your computer on demand.
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VSCL 6.1.2 Product Guide https://docs.mcafee.com/bundle/virussca ... D28135.pdf
page 9. We (mcafee) distribute the VirusScan Command Line software in two ways — on a CD, and as an archived file that you can download from our website or from other electronic services.
page 12. To remove the product from your system:
1- Change your command prompt to point to the directory that contains the VirusScan Command Line files.
2- Delete all files in the directory.
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How to run Command Line Scanner.
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Obtain the VCLS from the Product Downloads site, for example: vscl-w32-6.0.x-l.zip
vscl-w32-613-e.zip 3.4M EVALUATION (new)
http://b2b-download.mcafee.com/products ... -613-e.zip
vscl-w32-606-l.zip 2.4M LICENSED (old, 07-Aug-2015)(vscl-w32-613-l.zip LICENSED)
http://downloadcenter.mcafee.com/produc ... -606-l.zip
Create a temporary folder under the root of the C: drive and name it C:\Scan.
Extract the files to the Scan folder.
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Obtain the .DAT file, Download the AVV-DATnnnn.zip package, where nnnn is the version number, from one of the McAfee Common Updater sites:
https://download.nai.com/products/commo ... /dat/0000/
avvdat-9540.zip 23-Feb-2020 15:02 132M
After the .zip file has downloaded, extract the contents and copy them to the VSCL installation directory. The the existing files are replaced.
The next time the VSCL runs, it uses the new DATs.
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Extract the downloaded files:
Extract vscl-w32-6.0.x-l.zip to C:\Scan.
Extract avvwin_netware_betadat.zip to C:\Scan.
Click Replace all to replace the old DAT files with the new ones.
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Create a batch file to more easily run the Command Line Scan with the needed switches:
Start Notepad and copy the following command to a new file:
C:\Scan\SCAN.EXE /clean /all /adl /program /unzip /winmem /analyze /extra C:\extra.dat /report C:\EDreport.txt /rpterr
Save the batch file under C:\ as Scan.BAT
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Scan %* /NC /NOEXPIRE /SUB /SECURE
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Display a list of command-line options SCAN /?
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Re: VirusScan Command Line search for viruses

Posted: Tue Feb 25, 2020 5:20 am
by Midas
Thanks for the detailed write up, Hangar0.

Now that my ClamWin cum Sentinel setup is getting sorely obsolete, I'll have to study alternatives and VirusScan (which, believe or not, was the first I used at the dawn of my computing experience :shock:) looks like it could fit the bill.

Re: VirusScan Command Line search for viruses

Posted: Sun Oct 18, 2020 12:28 pm
by Hangar0
new dat file . :wink:
avvdat-9778.zip 18-Oct-2020 07:54 143M
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