Half OT/ How to remove a virus on windows using Ubuntu
tuxebi at gmx.de
Sat Mar 14 17:10:44 UTC 2009
Ashley Benton wrote:
> On Sat, Mar 14, 2009 at 10:56 AM, Eberhard Roloff <tuxebi at gmx.de
> <mailto:tuxebi at gmx.de>> wrote:
> Ashley Benton wrote:
> > Hi, I am using Ubuntu 8.10. One of my neighbors ask me to fix his
> > computer and I am stuck. The computer is Windows 2000 and doesn't
> > at all by itself
> This one puzzles me. A virus/Trojan/you name it infection nearly never
> renders a windows computer to "doesn't work at all". Are you sure, virus
> related issues are the only problem that you are having here?
> It seems so about 5 trojan and 2 adware generic, Anyway all the CPU is
> used and the computer completely unresponsive. I tried the live cd and
> it also became unresponsive. So I just mounted the hard drive on my
> computer, no more problem.
> so I mounted his hard drive on my computer. From Ubuntu
> > I tried a few anti virus programs but the only things they do is find
> > the viruses . Since I don't know Windows I don't want just to
> delete the
> > files or system. Is there a program that I can use from Ubuntu to fix
> > his Windows and get rid of the viruses?
> Every virus scanner that I know of, both Linux and Windows, offers three
> options on how to handle a virus that has been detected.
> 1. Just warn
> 2. delete the affected file(s)
> 3. move those files to a save place
> Use option 3.
> I have no option, it just tell me which files are infected with what and
> where. I tried clamav, and avg. I also tried avast but it only crashed.
I am sorry, my statement was wrong. Indeed I know positively, you can
set those options with fprot.
in contrast, I just tested with avg and could not find any options to
handle the virus except announcing, what is infected and deleting any
virus found, possibly after pausing for user input.
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