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Old 07-01-2007, 09:50 PM   #1
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Are there Linux programs that will clean the Windows OS?


Are there Linux programs that will clean the Windows OS? I have been hit with malware in XP Pro., I have two other computers with Ubuntu
 
Old 07-01-2007, 10:08 PM   #2
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just boot into safemode in windows and scan everything
 
Old 07-01-2007, 11:22 PM   #3
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Are you asking for a bootable CD that can scan your hard drive for viruses/malware/etc... that runs Linux, or programs that are open source that have been ported to Windows?
 
Old 07-02-2007, 12:08 AM   #4
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Are there Linux programs that will clean the Windows OS? I have been hit with malware in XP Pro., I have two other computers with Ubuntu
It really depends, and since you said the magic words "XP Pro" I am assuming it's an NTFS formatted drive. In which case it's less likely.

One could argue though that Linux does indeed come with a tool to "clean" XP, it's called Gentoo



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Old 07-02-2007, 05:20 AM   #5
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You can scan and remove virii on windows machines using the likes of clam-av, f-prot ran from linux (installed or via a live cd).

Dunno how well they work at removing malware though.

Personally, I think the best way to clean windows is by complete removal.
 
Old 07-02-2007, 08:05 AM   #6
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There are some really nasty malwares that do require a clean re-install.
It's also the only way you can be sure you didn't miss anything.
Of course if you get rooted in Linux, same applies; see Security forum.
 
Old 07-02-2007, 07:34 PM   #7
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XP Pro clean up

Thanks I will look in to it, If that dose not work I will do the "F" word (Format)but first I will save my Docs. in one of my Ubuntu computers. If I have more trouble I will give you a yell. TTFN
 
  


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