Monthly Archives: June 2014


When it comes to talk about computer virus, it will never end, especially for Windows users. But commonly, people are understand that they can only have a sit and antivirus will take over the virus annihilation. Unfortunately, we can’t always trust our installed antivirus since the new viruses are growing almost every day. Some undetected viruses may have been existing in our computer and our antivirus misses them. Maybe because we never do a regular full scanning or because the antivirus is “paralyzed”.

But don’t worry. There are always helpful and handy tools on the net: portable antivirus.

Some of you may have heard about LiveCD antivirus or RescueCD, that is usually developed by the antivirus vendor. And through this post, I will share my experience in using one of portable antivirus: Avira PC Cleaner.

Avira PC Cleaner

For you, Avira users may have known this powerful tool. Avira PC Cleaner is not a permanent replacement for an antivirus itself, but it’s quite helpful to detect some hidden viruses if your installed antivirus can’t detect them. And, Avira PC Cleaner can only be used when your operating system is still alive. In the case of system crash which is make your Windows unable to start, please use Avira RescueCD.

I found Avira PC Cleaner as a light portable antivirus. It comes with simple UI and gives 2 options: scan system and full scan, where scan system only scans system area such as drive C and takes a short scanning time while full scan will scan the whole system and drives. Read the rest of this entry