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Old 10-05-2009, 10:08 AM   #1
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Question Run a virus scan on windows files from within Linux.


What software would you recommend for this?

My particular need for this is that I am going to run a samba server on a small network and I want to routinely scan the files being shared for viruses.

I am running Arch Linux and the Anti-Virus available by Pacman was "ClamAV for Unix-like systems" which I'm assuming would not search for windows viruses.

Thanks for any suggestions
 
Old 10-05-2009, 10:34 AM   #2
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"ClamAV for Unix-like systems" which I'm assuming would not search for windows viruses.
I use it regularly. It does search for windoze viruses. See this link for details.

http://www.clamav.net/about/
 
Old 10-05-2009, 10:38 AM   #3
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I am running Arch Linux and the Anti-Virus available by Pacman was "ClamAV for Unix-like systems" which I'm assuming would not search for windows viruses.
You shouldn't "assume" anything

clamav scans for windows viruses. It may also scan for linux viruses (I don't know), but I don't think there are enough of these to pose a serious threat.

I use linux only, and have never used a virus scanner. No problems so far.
[Edit: Camorri beat me to it! /Edit]
 
Old 10-05-2009, 10:51 AM   #4
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Here is a list of open source antivirus projects.
http://www.openantivirus.org/projects.php

Samba-vscan provides on-access samba antivirus. It works with clam/av and commercial anti-virus products.
 
Old 10-05-2009, 10:52 AM   #5
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Thanks!
I'll give ClamAV a go then
 
Old 10-05-2009, 12:46 PM   #6
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i use ClamAV to scann windows drives . in the past it has found things that Norton AV missed

but be warned Clamav will NOT TRY AND REMOVE THEM . you must do that by hand
THEN edit the windows system reg. to remove the links .
 
  


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