De-virus USB after Windows?

NoOp glgxg at
Tue Dec 9 18:33:45 UTC 2008

On 12/09/2008 01:17 AM, Sandy Harris wrote:
> I have a Linux box at home, but I'm a teacher and the classroom machines
> are poorly set up XP boxes where students have administrator access.
> Some, but not all, have anti-virus software but without Internet, so it is
> not updated. I cannot fix them; not my job and it is XP in Chinese.
> My larger USB sticks have no read-only switch. Almost every time I
> use one for a class, it gets various Windows virus files. .exe, .inf
> and .com extensions. I delete these from Linux when I get home.
> Has anyone got a tool for this? Not a hard script to write, but it
> seemed worth asking first.

The links will open help pages on help.ubuntu or in the case of avast!
it will take you to the avast! home page. I use ClamAV and AVG; AVG as
that is what I also use on my Windows drives.

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