Ubuntu and WinXP
Ouattara Oumar Aziz
wattazoum at gmail.com
Mon Sep 18 12:08:46 UTC 2006
> Hi all,
> I am at present trying to extol the virtues to a neighbour (new to
> Computers) who uses WinXP.
> He has just setup an Internet connection and has run foul of Adware,
> that his Virus checker finds but will not remove.
which Virus/Spiware remover does he use ? He may not need a Virus
checker but a spyware remover (if the thing he want to deal with is an
Adware) . Let him have a look at that
http://www.lavasoftusa.com/software/adaware/ which works great in most cases
> My question is ; Is there anyway I can use the Live Ubuntu CD to
> remove it? I have tried, and have managed to remove 1 (an .exe), but the
> other will not, letting me know that the file is "Read Only",
> it's a .dll.
I think that Linux doesn't care if it a dll or not. Linux can suppress
anything it wants ( and if it has corresponding file access right ). You
mentioned that the file was in "Read Only" mode. But you also mentioned
you have succeeded in suppressing on file. I am a little bit confused :
what is your friend file system (FAT32 or NTFS).
Case in FAT 32 :
modify the corresponding line in */etc/fstab* and add in the options
part : *umask=0*, which will give you all rights on the file system
Then : sudo umount /dev/<the_partition> && sudo mount /dev/<the_partition>
Case in NTFS :
(I don't think it will be Ubuntu that will impress him but you. :)
That will be more difficult since the ntfs write capability is not
available on the Live CD. Then I suggest we use an USB Key (512Mo). Make
a server installation on the usb key (if you are able to make a tinier
installation, just let me know, I am interested) and then install ntfs-3g .
** Try to make the computer boot on the usb key and then, mount the disk
using ntfs-3g /dev/<the_partition> /<mount point> . Then remove the file
(if you don't have the write right, add at the mount line "-o umask=0".
** If the bios doesn't allow boot from USB, We will use the Live CD
combined with the USB... (If you are in that case, tell me here and I
will give you the way I do that. I have to stop here cause I got a train
PS : anyone is welcome to tell if I am making a great mistake by
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