BitDefender for Unices I/O errors in Ubuntu 12.04

NoOp glgxg at
Mon Dec 8 01:41:46 UTC 2014

On 12/07/2014 07:42 AM, Don Parsons wrote:
> I am using the latest Nov 17 version but still get 8190 I/O errors on 
> scanning "/"
> These non-scanned directories could hide viruses.
> Is there a way to scan them?
> Thanks
> Don Parsons

It helps if you tell us exactly what the errors are (look at your bd
logfile. My guess is that they are /sys/ permission denied errors - if
that is the case:


You can scan those folders with a bootable CD version if you wish.
Alternately, you can put bd on a different bootable partition, boot to
that and they scan the original partition. Note: I seldom, if ever, scan
'/' from an active partition, and primarily use BD to scan Windows and
other partiions on my system (including VMWare/VBox VM drives), and
samba & email folder. For '/' on an active partition I boot to an
alternate partition (or drive), mount my encrypted home using
'ecryptfs-recover-private' and scan the entire partition.

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