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

Ashley Benton chuaukantli at gmail.com
Sat Mar 14 21:01:22 UTC 2009

On Sat, Mar 14, 2009 at 3:18 PM, Lorenzo Luengo <lluengo at dgeo.udec.cl>wrote:

> 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.

That could be a good idea I'll check if Windows XP or 98 has the same files
and will try this way after I finish with image part.
Thanks for the idea it may be easier for  me this way.



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