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    how to make clamav scan you entire HDD

    Hi Folks,

    -How do I make clamAV scan my entire HDD ?

    -As well, in ubuntu 18.04. If I accidentally open a malicious file, and then close my computer, does the threat stay persistent in Ubuntu 18.04 , like a metasploit ceafted file?




    I feel like a bit of a fool. I am not that handy with linux, and I may have opened a malicious file, but then only scanned the dektop, did not know how to scan whole computer. Finally wiped HDD, like 2 weeks later after pontificating my possible mistake.

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    Re: how to make clamav scan you entire HDD

    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/ClamAV

    In particular

    "Use clamscan to check nearly all files on the computer, and report only warnings and infections:"

    Code:
    sudo clamscan --max-filesize=3999M --max-scansize=3999M --exclude-dir=/sys/* -i -r /
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    Re: how to make clamav scan you entire HDD

    Thanks , for the response.

    Are all Ubuntu trojan horses like metasploit persistent or do they stop once you reboot?

    Thanks.

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    Re: how to make clamav scan you entire HDD

    I have no idea. I never have had any of that kind of stuff on any machine I've used.

    I suggest posting a separate thread in the Security forum on just that issue.
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    Re: how to make clamav scan you entire HDD

    Ok, thats fine. Can you tell me though: ,

    -Can Windows trojan Horses or malware effect Linux systems ?
    -Can Mac OS trojan Horses or malware efect Linux systems?

    Thanks.

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    Re: how to make clamav scan you entire HDD

    As far as windows, no - different binaries. Mac OS is unix-like but the binaries are different so I would also say no. Metasploit creates exploits, not viruses, FYI.
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    Re: how to make clamav scan you entire HDD

    I know , that is why I used language like malicious file malware .

    Typically if a metasploit exploit is disguised as a torrent file or a .part file . It ( the malicious crafted metasploit file that target opens ) has to be for a specific OS , meaning the exploit crafter is forced to make a choice windows , Mac or Linux correct ?



    I am asking because I have 2 computers computer #1 banking email serious stuff

    computer #2 : torrent etc . Both are Ubuntu,
    But seldom run clamav because download issues version issue update issues confit etc.
    I accidentally did banking on computer 2 realized my mistake then wipe HDD 2 weeks after .i feel stupid because I pride myself on security.
    Last edited by jedi123; August 9th, 2019 at 07:49 PM.

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    Re: how to make clamav scan you entire HDD

    I use metasploit to find exploits, not create them for distribution.
    “The meaning of life is to find your gift. The purpose of life is to give it away.”

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    Re: how to make clamav scan you entire HDD

    Quote Originally Posted by sevendogs1337 View Post
    I use metasploit to find exploits, not create them for distribution.

    But you must know as a security researcher or it worker if the crafter has to make a choice on which OS the exploit will work on when building malicious files right

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    Re: how to make clamav scan you entire HDD

    Yes, sorry, forgot to include that part - target OS needs to be specified, if it is an OS exploit.
    “The meaning of life is to find your gift. The purpose of life is to give it away.”

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