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Re: How to clean virus-infected files ?



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On Monday 28 June 2004 05:46 am, Alberto M R Davila wrote:
> Thanks Charles,
>
> Your reply is useful, my only question here is if the "--remove" option of
> clamscan will remove the virus or the file ? When I used F-Prot with the
> "rename infected files" it renamed my "Inbox.mbox" file... so I would not
> like to loose the file, but clean it ... I can hardly use my keyboard,
> every key I press do print extra characters.... any help ?
>
> Thanks a million,

No help on the keyboard issue.  :-(

Read the manpage on clamscan...
# man clamscan

It will remove the infected file  Be Careful.

The only files I have ever encountered with Linux are Microsoft type worms and 
the like embedded in emails.  I see no need to save them...?

- From the list you offered in your original post, it seems that is also all you 
have, except for the 2 in //home/mine/win98.  Why not just download one of 
the free scanners and clean them from within Windows?
- -- 
Charles Howse
Jackson, TN
Registered Linux User # 347576 (http://counter.li.org)
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