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Old 01-07-2005, 03:14 PM   #1
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ClamAV GUI question


i just downloaded and burned the INSERT Live CD for the primary reason of helping clean up windows systems via the ClamAV and the GUI interface this live CD offers. that and the fact that it is very small and can easily be loaded into ram so i can burn CDs on a system without a reader and burner seperate.

the question i have is there a way to tell ClamAV (CLI or GUI) to scan the entire system, every directory, every partition, every little file no matter the type or size or its location? i find it a large waist of time to have to go in and navigate to every directory, every subdirectory, etc and run the scanner again and again and again and... you get the point.

Linux file system is complicated and a windows file system can be even more complicated. id like to reduce the chance of missing a hidden directory or something if i can.

Thank you much for time, help, and information.
 
Old 01-09-2005, 01:25 PM   #2
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so abosolutly no one here has any information about how to make ClamAV scan an entire system?

after the last several posts getting 0 responce after many days im beinging to really doubt the usefulness of this forum.
 
Old 01-09-2005, 02:30 PM   #3
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I looked it up for you..
For example: Windows on /dev/hda1 and using Insert Linux.
mount /dev/hda1 /mnt/hda1 -t ntfs
From the command line: clamscan -v -r /mnt/hda1
From the GUI tool: In the Scan tab ...
Scan Location: /mnt/hda1 File Type: All files ( *. * ) Select
[ X ] Recursive
Start
 
Old 01-09-2005, 02:58 PM   #4
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Quote:
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From the GUI tool: In the Scan tab ...
Scan Location: /mnt/hda1 File Type: All files ( *. * ) Select
[ X ] Recursive
Start
when i did that it only scanned the first directory, and not the entire disk. thats why i was woundering what i had done wrong.
 
Old 01-09-2005, 03:02 PM   #5
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I noticed it looks like this by default: Scan Location: /mnt/hda1/
and I set it to this: /mnt/hda1
I wonder if that makes a difference in the way it acts.

Edit: I just tried it and that seems to make no difference, just scans on through.

Last edited by homey; 01-09-2005 at 03:07 PM.
 
Old 01-09-2005, 04:44 PM   #6
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i know this should not make a differance, but are you using it to scan a linux or windows system?

i have not tried to scan a linux system, but as stated when i try to scan a windows drive it will scan the first directory ONLY, then stop after scanning X number of files (X= number of files in that single directory).
 
Old 01-09-2005, 05:01 PM   #7
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I used it to scan Windows ntfs and vfat partitions. Don't forget to mount them first. Also, maybe try the command line method to see if that helps.
 
Old 01-09-2005, 08:04 PM   #8
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correct me if im wrong on the CLI

clamscan -r /

is that correct?

thanks for the help.
 
Old 01-09-2005, 08:11 PM   #9
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This is the way I did it.
mount /dev/hda1 /mnt/hda1 -t ntfs
From the command line: clamscan -v -r /mnt/hda1
 
Old 01-10-2005, 10:53 AM   #10
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thank you, ill play with that today.
 
Old 01-10-2005, 04:42 PM   #11
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3 cheers. i did not bother with the GUI this time around and made sure to mount my ntfs drive with the -t and that made the differance. i was then able to run the base command:

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clamscan -v -r /
and that is scanning everyrhing all directories and every partition including the CD of INSERT.

that was the help i needed. i was mounting the drive, but not correctly so it would seem, thus i was not really mounting it.
 
Old 01-10-2005, 07:53 PM   #12
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Glad you got it!
That even found the clamsan test file in my qmail rocks gz folder.
 
  


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