Half OT/ How to remove a virus on windows using Ubuntu

Lorenzo Luengo lluengo at dgeo.udec.cl
Sat Mar 14 19:18:33 UTC 2009

Ashley Benton escribió:
> 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 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? I would have 
> save the documents and reinstall his Windows but there are no rescue 
> cds or floppies and I am a little lost as I don't how I can help him 
> anymore.
> Any help would be appreciated
If you know the files, you may get them from a clean system and 
overwrite them. This should be enough to fix the system, i did it once 
with mine and it worked.
> Thanks
> Meg

Lorenzo Luengo Contreras
Administrador de Sistemas DGEO
Universidad de Concepción
Concepción - Chile

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