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Old 05-25-2008, 10:14 AM   #1
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Question Anti-virus that will scan partitions for windows viruses from linux?


This is a pretty simple question, and from what I have read the answer is mainly yes with some questioning. Windows and Linux have different architectures, I wanted to know would a Linux based anti-virus be able to detect and remove windows viruses on the windows partition?

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Old 05-25-2008, 10:24 AM   #2
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clamav is able to detect windows viruses.
 
Old 05-25-2008, 10:26 AM   #3
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clamav is able to detect windows viruses.
Ok thank you for clearing that up for me. When I try to run ./configure for clamav I am getting an error. What could be causing this? I ran more install but there is nothing I can see that would cause this to fail. Does clamav require its own user on the machine?
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checking for readdir_r... support disabled
checking for ctime_r... yes, and it takes 2 arguments
checking for socklen_t... yes
checking for clamav in /etc/passwd... no
configure: error: User clamav (and/or group clamav) doesn't exist. Please read the documentation !
Kyle

Last edited by lifeforce4; 05-25-2008 at 11:00 AM. Reason: Updated trying to install clamav
 
Old 05-25-2008, 02:46 PM   #4
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Does clamav require its own user on the machine?
Yes, but this can be disabled (see ./configure --help). By the way, you really should read clamav documentation - all this is explained there. As I remember, clamav requires some manual tuning that is not performed by "./configure && make" - settings for database updates, etc. So reading manual is required or highly recommended.
 
Old 05-25-2008, 05:31 PM   #5
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Yes, but this can be disabled (see ./configure --help). By the way, you really should read clamav documentation - all this is explained there. As I remember, clamav requires some manual tuning that is not performed by "./configure && make" - settings for database updates, etc. So reading manual is required or highly recommended.
Ok thank you, I was trying to load the PDF but was having a problem with my network apparently. Now I have it, thank you for the information.

Kyle
 
  


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