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Old 12-02-2007, 02:17 PM   #1
PIXGUY
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Find XP sys files with Linux (DSL)


I have a Trojan Horse in Windows XP that is not removed by any virus removal software.

I was told that the following Linux code can be used to navigate to XP system files and let me delete the file:

"sudo apt-get install ntfs-config"

I downloaded DSL (dam small linux), but have no idea where to plug in the code or how to then navigate to XP.

Suggestions?
 
Old 12-02-2007, 04:18 PM   #2
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Originally Posted by PIXGUY View Post
I have a Trojan Horse in Windows XP that is not removed by any virus removal software.

I was told that the following Linux code can be used to navigate to XP system files and let me delete the file:

"sudo apt-get install ntfs-config"

I downloaded DSL (dam small linux), but have no idea where to plug in the code or how to then navigate to XP.

Suggestions?
I think you are looking for ntfs-3g which comes with
System Rescue CD
This LiveCD comes with all the tools necessary for mounting NTFS volumes (including ntfs-3g) in read/write mode. It also has ClamAV, which is an anti-virus tool. This little CD of goodies has saved my bacon more times than any other single thing I've ever used.
 
Old 12-02-2007, 06:27 PM   #3
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also, be careful about just deleting a trojan or other malware. It could have hooked a system dll, and if you merely delete it you could wind up with an unbootable computer.

You should google carefully about the particular piece of malware; usually there is a proper way to remove it, though that way may not be easy to implement.
 
  


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