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Old 06-19-2013, 07:42 AM   #1
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command to scan pen drive in linux ubuntu


Hi,
can anybody know how to scan pen drive in linux ubuntu? I have searched in google but not got correct command?
Please give reply if anybody know about it?

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Old 06-19-2013, 08:17 AM   #2
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what do you want to scan with, what are you scanning for?

what are you talking about? there is no scan of a usb drive in any OS supplied by the OS.
 
Old 06-19-2013, 08:25 AM   #3
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If by "scan" you mean find out what files are on the pen drive, just mount the drive and use your favourite file manager to do the job.
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Old 06-19-2013, 08:50 AM   #4
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the word scan is ambiguous. if you mean scanning for virus, check this website. if you want to scan for disk errors try 'fsck' command. for others look here.
 
Old 06-20-2013, 08:45 AM   #5
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Thanks for your replies,

Actually i want to scanning for virus in pen drive and i want to know is there any command to do that in linux ubuntu after inserting it in USB port of PC?

Thanks & Regards,
MOHAMMAD BIYABANI.
 
Old 06-20-2013, 09:50 AM   #6
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Why would linux need a virus scanning tool? I understand perhaps in the case of emails but for a usb stick? What are you trying to do?
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Old 06-20-2013, 09:56 AM   #7
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Why would linux need a virus scanning tool? I understand perhaps in the case of emails but for a usb stick? What are you trying to do?
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According to this website

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Antivirus software for Linux gives you a quick way to check your drives without any risk of infecting yet another Windows machine.

Itís also a great tool to have around if you regularly help your Windows-bound friends and family recover from viruses. Remove their hard drive and plug it into your computer, or just use your Linux machine to clean their external drives.
 
Old 06-20-2013, 11:08 AM   #8
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I guess it depends on how indiscriminately you stick your stick into things. I don't really know anybody who uses windows. I would have thought the users who are at risk (Windows users) would be running anti-virus software themselves. But if it makes you happy, go for it.
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Old 06-20-2013, 12:17 PM   #9
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Thanks for your replies,

Actually i want to scanning for virus in pen drive and i want to know is there any command to do that in linux ubuntu after inserting it in USB port of PC?

Thanks & Regards,
MOHAMMAD BIYABANI.
http://www.f-prot.com/

as stated above there is not OS command to perform a virus scan, but there are 3rd party tools, just like in all OSs, to perform this type of operation.

Check out F-Prot they are one of the best anti-virus companies in the world. They also offer a free, as in beer, anti-virus for Linux that can scan for other OSs viruses like those that would affect Microsoft OS.
 
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According to this website
some of those are good, but im very surprised it left out F-Prot.
 
  


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