Using Linux to repair Windows XP or Windows 7 on any PC
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Well, I would certainly recommend you to use Windows registry repair tool for removing malware or viruses from any Windows baed computer and not the Linux. Since registry repair tools are prepared for that only and thus will remove viruses from your system and it will run smoothly again.
I don't know this specific tool, but I've seen a LOT of websites and similar programs just like this one, and they were all PRETENDING to be helpful, while in reality they were installing malware on the computer.
The last one I came across looked so realistic, that it even offered online support option, but the part, that raised my suspicions was the fact, that they were asking to buy their software, and claiming, that it would protect the computer. After inspecting more, this all software turned out to be a small scam system, designed to get money out of unsuspecting users, and most likely leaving them with no more than an empty wallet and mixed feelings of helplessness and anger.
Another thing is, that nobody really knows what such tools do, and they are often used by inexperienced users, which results in even greater damage.
I have used Linux to externally work on Windows drives.
Windows will hide things from the viewer (even without a virus), which makes it irritating to use it to fix itself.
Windows tries to keep consistent cache-files for some things like cookies and temp directories.
Linux has the advantage that it bypasses all that.
On the other hand it will completely ignore the cache-files and leave them inconsistent. If you wipe out those cache-files completely, then windows will rebuild them. Which ones this works for on which Windows system is beyond what I managed to figure out. I only worked on Win98 and Win2000 systems.
Reformatting Win partitions using Linux does not always work, as Windows can be picky about
My best approach was to create a directory on a spare partition and move anything suspicious out there (where it would not get executed).
Bring in replacements from a good source.
Diff against existing copies to detect corruption.
Fix the MBR.
Get a mimium working Windows, that would not reinfect itself, and then use it to finish
1) Use Global method to delete virus or system wide deletion on Network.
2) Trinity Rescue Kit -- is better it can use up to 4 virus scanners to scan a computer.
3) TotalVirus upload the file to the website it runs 40+ scanners . There is also a free version of the tool for scanning whole system.
4) For Linux only Penguin Pills allows u to load 9 virus scanners . To load Peguin Pills extract a tar.gz and edit script and locations of files loaded. Only 4 virus scanners are free. (AVG, F-prot, Avira and Avast(Avast will only support i386 ) install more with this GUI just by editing the script.