Over at the GSD blog I found a nice collection of descriptions on how to create portable anti-viruses. VIPRE would fit nicely in the collection, however I wanted to do a quick description on how to do this with BitDefender (I’m doing this from memory, so some details might be wrong!):
- Get the free edition
- Locate the folder where you can find bdc.exe
- Copy the given folder (it should have a plugins subfolder) to the location you want to run it from
That’s it! To update it, you need to run bdc.exe /update (and have the plugins directory writeable of course – so it doesn’t work for CD'’s for example).