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TreeFinger
August 8th, 2008, 10:06 PM
Are there any live cds that have an anti virus program already installed?

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I realize that linux does not need a virus scanner. I am looking for one to scan a windows partition. The user does not have a linux partition on his computer.

Ryadt
August 8th, 2008, 10:08 PM
Are there any live cds that have an anti virus program already installed?

Any particular reason why you want an antivirus?

TreeFinger
August 8th, 2008, 10:11 PM
Any particular reason why you want an antivirus?

To scan?? Why else?

rossjman1
August 8th, 2008, 10:14 PM
To scan?? Why else?

Are you looking for a virus scanner that scans for Linux virii? No real viruses exist for Linux, so you don't need one.
There are, however, Linux virus scanners that scan for Windows virii. Is that what you're looking for?

TreeFinger
August 8th, 2008, 10:20 PM
Yes, a virus scanner for someone who does not have a linux partition on their hard drive.

Ryadt
August 8th, 2008, 10:21 PM
Fiesty Fawn came with clamwin antivirus. But you will only be able to use it in windows, it's an .exe file. Linux can protect itself against viruses.

WRDN
August 8th, 2008, 10:30 PM
There isn't a CD with the program on, but there are multiple antivirus programs available for Linux. I sometimes use ClamAV (in repos) to scan my partitions, to ensure I haven't downloaded any viruses that could potentially affect my Windows installation.

silkstone
August 8th, 2008, 10:33 PM
I've not heard of a Live CD with AV preinstalled, but someone has a way of creating one for Puppy Linux...

http://wiki.dennyhalim.com/building-linux-livecd-with-antivirus

kamitsukai
August 8th, 2008, 10:35 PM
Use System Rescue CD http://www.sysresccd.org/ it comes preinstalled with clam Anti-virus along with lot's other useful tools

Crafty Kisses
August 8th, 2008, 10:37 PM
Are there any live cds that have an anti virus program already installed?

There's no need for anti-virus in Linux, but not sure if you can use it with Windows I don't see why not.

jingo811
October 30th, 2009, 12:23 PM
Relaxing too much is a Linux users Akilles heel.



Target: Linux, page 46 | Linux Format (http://www.linuxformat.co.uk/archives?issue=105) May 2008

There are 350,000 threats for Windows and only around 100 for Linux - but if you think that means you can sit back and relax, think again...

andrewabc
October 30th, 2009, 07:28 PM
Relaxing too much is a Linux users Akilles heel.



Target: Linux, page 46 | Linux Format (http://www.linuxformat.co.uk/archives?issue=105) May 2008

You brought back an old thread. Not supposed to do that.

But to make it worthwhile here is a link that shows multiple livecd antivirus solutions.

FREE Bootable AntiVirus Rescue CDs Download List (http://www.techmixer.com/free-bootable-antivirus-rescue-cds-download-list/)

ubersolid
October 30th, 2009, 08:04 PM
You brought back an old thread. Not supposed to do that.

But to make it worthwhile here is a link that shows multiple livecd antivirus solutions.

FREE Bootable AntiVirus Rescue CDs Download List (http://www.techmixer.com/free-bootable-antivirus-rescue-cds-download-list/)

Thanks man, some of those I already knew about, but it doesn't hurt to have a few in the toolbox.