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Old 08-21-2007, 11:21 AM   #1
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Virus Scanning Windoze...


Wondering if there is any way to use Knoppix or some distro running off a cd to scan infected Windoze machines?

I've got a few infected machines and the anti virus stuff we've got is having trouble removing them. It'd be cool if I can use nix to clean and destroy!

Any help is much appreciated.
Old 08-21-2007, 11:38 AM   #2
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F-prot allows the Linux version of their scanner to be used for free for home use. (Double check their website for exact details in case I botched it.) And I know you can download and use it from a Knoppix live CD. But the way you do this has changed since I have done it. So you might try googling on the terms "Knoppix" and "F-prot"
Old 08-21-2007, 04:37 PM   #3
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I used F-Prot to scan my windows all the time. It's easy, and faster than using a dedicated
windows AV. It seems to do a better job too,especially from the command line.


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