CAVS command line scanner

Hey all,

CAVS sees the reintroduction of the command line version of CAVS.

The command line version is invoked by typing “cavscons X:*.Z”, where “X” is the drive to be checked and “Z” is the extension to be checked. For example, to check all files on drive C:, the command line command would be “cavscons c:*.*”

The command line scanner can be run directly from removable media by the following steps;

  1. Make a new folder (I called mine CAVS)
  2. From the “c:\program files\comodo\comodo antivirus” folder copy CAVSCONS.EXE to the CAVS folder.
  3. From the “c:\program files\comodo\comodo antivirus” folder copy the sub-folder CAVBASES to the CAVS folder
  4. Copy the CAVS folder to your removable media
  5. Process complete.

Using CAVS as the source, you should end up with 154 files, totalling 3,983,083 bytes - around 3.75 MB.

Scan speed is between 9 and 13 files per second, on a reasonably idle system. This speed is more than comparable to other anti virus’ command line utilities.

Very handy for troubleshooting a system with wobbly Windows.

Hope this helps,
Ewen :slight_smile: