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Re: [K12OSN] Scanning WinXP for Malware from Linux



Henry Hartley wrote:

> This isn't strictly speaking on topic for this list but this is the sort
> of thing one or more of you might know. Is there anything available that
> will allow me to scan a WinXP hard drive for malware under linux? That is
> to say, boot to linux (e.g. on USB drive), mount the NTFS drive, and scan.
> I have a WinXP machine that I suspect is infected. The registry became
> corrupted and I was able to roll back to a prior, good registry so I can
> boot but the system is neither stable nor usable. This seems like a good
> approach if the software exists.

This seems to have some info on using Knoppix to do this:
http://njlinux.blogspot.com/2008/01/virus-scan-windows-using-linux-live-cd.html
I don't have any experience with this, I just googled it.

Nils Breunese.


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