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Old 05-29-2016, 02:43 AM   #1
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4MLinux Antivirus persistent updates


Being a liveUSB and all.

Is there a way to make the program/signature updates and quarantined files from /var/clamav/infected persistent?
 
Old 05-29-2016, 03:00 AM   #2
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Either install 4MLinux to a hard disk drive (you'll have one more general-purpose operating system, which can also serve as a "rescue kit" for other systems installed in your machine), or use 4MRescueKit Live CD/USB, which has virus signature databases already included:
http://4mlinux.com/index.php?page=download

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or use 4MRescueKit Live CD/USB, which has virus signature databases already included:
http://4mlinux.com/index.php?page=download

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I see what you mean but even with a signature db already included it's bound to get outdated.

Just wondering if there's a way to make the update and quarantined files permanent on a liveUSB.

Or maybe a manual update where I can copy and paste the new signature db somewhere in the liveUSB.
 
Old 05-29-2016, 03:19 AM   #4
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I see what you mean but even with a signature db already included it's bound to get outdated.

Just wondering if there's a way to make the update and quarantined files permanent on a liveUSB.

Or maybe a manual update where I can copy and paste the new signature db somewhere in the liveUSB.
The "antivir" command in 4MLinux (and 4MRescueKit) offers you to update databases. It's a very quick process if you have "old" databases already installed.
 
Old 05-29-2016, 03:25 AM   #5
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The "antivir" command in 4MLinux (and 4MRescueKit) offers you to update databases. It's a very quick process if you have "old" databases already installed.
Yep I'm aware of that.

My quirk is that you lose that update once it's pulled out [being a liveUSB and all].

You have to update every time you boot the antivirus.

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Old 05-29-2016, 03:27 AM   #6
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Yep I'm aware of that.

My quirk is that you lose that update once it's pulled out [being a liveUSB and all].

You have to update every time you boot the antivirus.
Well, atleast that's how I experienced it.
 
Old 05-29-2016, 03:29 AM   #7
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Yep I'm aware of that.

My quirk is that you lose that update once the it's pulled out [being a liveUSB and all].

You have to update every time you boot the antivirus.
That's true. But 4MRescueKit downloads patches only (and not the whole databases). Patches are very small.
 
Old 05-29-2016, 03:29 AM   #8
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I'm looking for a solution to make the online updates permanent on a liveUSB.
 
Old 05-29-2016, 03:34 AM   #9
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That's true. But 4MRescueKit downloads patches only (and not the whole databases). Patches are very small.
That's good to know, less bandwidth, still doesn't solve the persistency though.
 
Old 05-29-2016, 03:35 AM   #10
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I'm looking for a solution to make the online updates permanent on a liveUSB.
Make a backup of databases to your USB drive. You will find your USB in the /media/disk directory, while the databases are in the /var/clamav folder. You can manually restore them when needed.
 
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Make a backup of databases to your USB drive. You will find your USB in the /media/disk directory, while the databases are in the /var/clamav folder. You can manually restore them when needed.
I guess that's the closest thing we could do to maintain the db without updating everytime it's used. Thanks
 
Old 05-29-2016, 03:40 AM   #12
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I guess that's the closest thing we could do to maintain the db without updating everytime it's used. Thanks
You're welcome!
 
  


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