[K12OSN] Scanning WinXP for Malware from Linux

Nils Breunese nils at breun.nl
Thu Oct 23 13:09:54 UTC 2008

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:
I don't have any experience with this, I just googled it.

Nils Breunese.

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