I want a good anti virus software that should have following requirements:

  • Be able to scan offline. So no upload to cloud etc
  • Be able to be started via command line. Example: "C:\AV\AwesomeAv.exe -file='C:\potentialVirus.zip'"
  • No need to install a dedicated AV thats runs in the background with real time scan etc.
  • Can run on Windows 10

At first I thought about the command line scanner tool from HitmanPro but I noticed that this scanner can't be used offline.

I know about emsisoft and Adaware but are there other alternatives for me? The scanner can cost money or can be free to use


You can check ClamAV which is opensource, run on batches, can work offline.

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.