Half OT/ How to remove a virus on windows using Ubuntu
chuaukantli at gmail.com
Sat Mar 14 17:26:00 UTC 2009
On Sat, Mar 14, 2009 at 1:10 PM, Eberhard Roloff <tuxebi at gmx.de> wrote:
> 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
> > work
> > > at all by itself
> > This one puzzles me. A virus/Trojan/you name it infection nearly
> > renders a windows computer to "doesn't work at all". Are you sure,
> > 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
> > > 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
> > > his Windows and get rid of the viruses?
> > Every virus scanner that I know of, both Linux and Windows, offers
> > 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.
No problem I will look for fprot and try again from Ubuntu as soon as I will
have make an image of the hard drive to make sure that I don't make anything
worse (If it can be).
> 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.
On my computer it doesn't wait for any input just let me know that I have
files infected and which ones. With AVG 7 (viruses/adware generic )and with
clamav 10, so I guess no matter what I do the computer won't be completely
clean. So I want to try to reinstall from the i386 as I am hoping for a
change of free virus reinstallation, or at least less viruses than by only
scanning and fixing if possible.
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