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PostSubject: Linux to the Rescue (Windows Virus Removal)   Thu Mar 04, 2010 6:38 pm

This topic is fresh in my mind right now, as I'm trying to clean up a Windows PC for a friend. So far I've removed 75 bad things. Anyways the tools I'm using right now are all Linux Live CDs from antivirus companies.

BitDefender Live CD: http://download.bitdefender.com/rescue_cd/
Comes in at about 260MB. Knoppix based with the ability to update online. Fluxbox window manager with a good base of linux command line tools and firefox so you can look things up. This was the first one I ran and it found the 75 badies. Don't know if it checks the MBR. Its not mentioned where I can see.

Kaspersky Live CD: http://devbuilds.kaspersky-labs.com/devbuilds/RescueDisk/
Comes in a 119MB. No real extras to help you bide the time. Can update from the internet. It found 2 more items. Added bonus to this one was it can check inside archives(zip and such). Checks the MBR too.

F-Secure Rescue CD: http://www.f-secure.com/en_EMEA/security/security-lab/tools-and-services/rescue-cd/
Also 119MB. Does online updates. This is a character only scanner. Also checks MBR. Was the fastest of the 3. It found 3 more troublemakers.


Unfortunately still can't log into Windows. I'm going to use a live cd to burn her pics to cd and call it good. I figured that a reinstall would be required to truly fix it anyway.

*edited to add the final results*

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PostSubject: Re: Linux to the Rescue (Windows Virus Removal)   Thu Mar 04, 2010 7:08 pm

LOL! this should be posted on a "windows" forum...

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PostSubject: Re: Linux to the Rescue (Windows Virus Removal)   Thu Mar 04, 2010 8:48 pm

LOL true welan, but sometimes we have to save our ill fated Windows using friends from themselves.

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PostSubject: Re: Linux to the Rescue (Windows Virus Removal)   Thu Mar 04, 2010 8:49 pm

My wife has been complaining more and more about how slow her laptop (winxp) is running. I may have to take a look at these. Thanks for posting them. I'd just re-install xp, but she's not so good at backing up (or even being able to find so I can back it up), her important stuff. Yes, she has Suse installed, but won't use it. Rolling Eyes Mad

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