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  1. #1
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    Question Looking for a program...

    Hello,
    A little back story...
    I'm running a dual boot with Ubuntu (awesome) and Windows 7 (a necessary evil for work). I got some malware on the windows partition. I tried using AdAware to remove it and it found two separate trojans and a bunch of spyware. I tried to clean it, but after each reboot there seemed to be more and more, and then today it stopped booting (windows) all together.

    I was hoping to find a program for Linux that could scan my hdd and remove the malware from my windows partition from within Ubuntu. Any ideas?

    Thanks in advance,
    -Kris

    P.S. My apologies if I've posted this the wrong section of the forums. I'm new here and there seem to be somewhere in the neighborhood of 1,000,000 different ones. Plus this isn't really a Ubuntu issue.

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    Re: Looking for a program...

    This seems to be what you are looking for:

    http://askubuntu.com/questions/16753...es-from-ubuntu

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    Re: Looking for a program...

    You can install an antivirus program on Ubuntu, then mount the windows partition and set the program to scan it. Avast is a good one.
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    Re: Looking for a program...

    Thanks so much! Both of you!

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    Re: Looking for a program...

    Moved to General Help.

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    Re: Looking for a program...

    No problem kristanner404!

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    Re: Looking for a program...

    Actually now I'm having some trouble installing Avast (of course). Can anyone recommend a different anti virus?

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