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    windows compromised

    I am planing to use the xubuntu desktop-CD to scan my old windows based hard disk content for malware and create an iso image of it.

    In the general forum I've been told that there are siutable Linux programs to do so. Is that even possible? - Scanning a windows system with a Linux Anti-Malware program. If thats so what pgrogams could I use?

    Dounload links would be great!

    Thanks for the help, and excuse my lack of knowledge.

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    Re: windows compromised

    The link is about to clean a Windows machine through an Ubuntu live CD but you can improvise:
    http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/14434...buntu-live-cd/

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    Re: windows compromised

    Hi,i downloaded avast to a flash drive. What do i Have to type into the terminal to install it from there?

    (In the how to geek tutorial they only exlplain how its done from the cd download folder)

    Flash drive runs under sdb. I typed in dev/sdb1 to see the content respectively the name of the avast file but it says: "no permission" Proberbly completly wrong anyway...


    Thanks again, for the help.

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    Re: windows compromised

    You can scan they filesystem, but I don't think it will catch stuff in the windows registry. The /dev/sdb1 is more of a pseudo file. When the USB is mounted it will be under /media.
    Last edited by routed; December 27th, 2011 at 04:58 PM.

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    Re: windows compromised

    Why not just run Malwarebytes in Windows, it's free and effective. You can also run it from a usb.

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    Re: windows compromised

    A very similar question was posed in another thread, here was a good answer:
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showpost.php...6&postcount=22

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    Re: windows compromised

    Quote Originally Posted by jramshu View Post
    Why not just run Malwarebytes in Windows, it's free and effective. You can also run it from a usb.
    Unfortunately i can't boot from my hard disk. Windows system data is corrupted.

    Quote Originally Posted by Ms. Daisy View Post
    A very similar question was posed in another thread, here was a good answer:
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showpost.php...6&postcount=22
    I already gave kaspersky a try. -works REALLY slow (my old hardware i guess). But nice one Daisy.

    I 'll stick to xubuntu for know...

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