One of the readers of this blog was nice enough to create a GUI frontend to Panda Antivirus Command Line (PAVCL). It's a small little utility that's really useful for certain tasks. From the main window you can configure the scan, update the signature database, select what you want to scan and launch the scan. The results window shows both the progress output as well as the detection output, by either selcting Logs->All or Logs->Detections. The "View Message" option will open a resizeable and more readable window showing the output.
From the configuration window you can select all the options which are available through command-line switches. Also you can define where to write the report to.
Finally a short disclaimer. This freeware utility is not developed nor supported by Panda Security. Its author can be reached by email at pavclgui[at]gmail.com for suggestions and kudos.
Click on the following link to download the PAVCL GUI installer. The installer will create a directory on your desktop and copy both the PAVCL and PAVCL-GUI files. Simply run "pavcl gui.exe" from this directory.
The installer does not include a signature file (pav.sig) for size reasons. To download a free signature file from this blog (updated "whenever-I-have-a-chance") click on pav.zip. However within the PAVCL GUI utility you can enter your registered Panda CustomerID to download updated signatures on-demand.
UPDATE 9/23/2008 – Version 1.0.3 released:
Changes in this version:
– URL to pav.sig in config file is encrypted.
– Limited the credential field to 10 characters for security reasons.
– Added password-style text entry for credential passwords.
– Allowed additional action, to "report only" malware.
– Allowed additional arguments to be sent to pavcl.
– Removed redundant switches in "options" window.
You can download version 1.0.3 of the freeware PAVCL GUI installer and a not-so-frequently updated pav.sig from this page. As always kudos go to pavclgui[at]gmail.com. I'd like to thank the author for his continued effort and for providing this truly useful utility free of charge for the community.
Wow! This is Great!!! Thank you…also you should definitely list the persons name who created to give him a little credit. Good job unknown!
please tell the program maker to add a option to not disinfect infected files or delete them
otherwise the prgram is good
Hi Jon thanks for the feedback. I will implement your suggestions in the next version.
Any chance having it run with BartPe?
Is someone able to make a GUI for pavcl for LINUX ??
it would be great !!!!
Some people asked me what is the icon used for this app. I wanted to use the image of a Panda, so I used a graphic novel character called “Kozik El Panda”, so there’s your answer.
What is this? Is it like Combofix?
Can I use it while I have a Panda Antivirus protection installed and enabled?
Jonte, I am using it just fine with Panda installed. All it is is a front end that sends parameters to pavcl and receives some information back.
Why are the def files on this site twice the size of the ones on softpedia that are 2 months newer?
Hey, the def file posted is approaching 3 months old. Any chance we can get an update?
Remember the pav.sig on this blog is for testing only, not to be used in a production environment. I’ve just updated it again.
With the release of the recent USB vaccination tool, it would be a fantastic move to start incorporating all these small feature's into a USB application/toolkit, antivirus on a stick is in high demand at the moment.
how can i scan only .exe files. as they are the most infected ones. i don’t want to waste time scanning the whole bunch of other file extensions.
@will, you can do this with the “valid extension list”, such as for example:
pavcl -ext:exe -cmp -heu:1 c:
However I should caution that the extension of a file is irrelevant in today’s malware landscape. malicious content can be hidden in a .tmp file and loaded just as any other portable executable (PE) file.
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