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RE: How to - Scan a Windows machine for virus from a Linux machine Nov 14 2006 10:29PM
Quark IT - Hilton Travis (Hilton quarkit com au)
Hi Ivan,

There simply is no OSS AV product capable of doing what you are wanting to achieve. Besides, running scheduled scans is far, far from an effective way to stop viruses and other malware - you are orders of magnitude better off by running an on-access scanner that scans in realtime to stop infections happening, not trying to clean up after an infection has occurred.

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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Ivan Aleman [mailto:bonovoxmofo (at) gmail (dot) com [email concealed]]
> Sent: Wednesday, 15 November 2006 8:26 AM
> To: Quark IT - Hilton Travis
> Subject: Re: How to - Scan a Windows machine for virus from a Linux
> machine
>
> Hello Hilton,
>
> Thanks for your recommendation, still my intention is to acomplish
> this with OS projects/software, but I now that ClamAV is not the best
> AV solution, my vote goes for NOD32 too but the problem you know is
> the money :) thank you again.
>
> 2006/11/14, Quark IT - Hilton Travis <Hilton (at) quarkit.com (dot) au [email concealed]>:
> > Hi Ivan,
> >
> > If BitDefender can't do what you need - and you say it can't - then
> look at a decent AV such as NOD32 that has its Remote Administrator
> interface that allows you to start scans on remote machines, have a
> single interface to see the status of NOD32 on all machines across your
> network, and basically allows full remote management of NOD32 across
> your network. Oh, and it is a significantly more effective scanner
> than BitDefender.
> >
> > --
> >
> > Regards,
> >
> > Hilton Travis Phone: +61 (0)7 3344 3889
> > (Brisbane, Australia) Phone: +61 (0)419 792 394
> > Manager, Quark IT http://www.quarkit.com.au
> > Quark AudioVisual http://www.quarkav.net
> >
> > War doesn't determine who is right. War determines who is left.
> >
> > This document and any attachments are for the intended recipient
> > only. It may contain confidential, privileged or copyright
> > material which must not be disclosed or distributed.
> >
> > Quark Group Pty. Ltd.
> > T/A Quark Automation, Quark AudioVisual, Quark IT
> >
> > > -----Original Message-----
> > > From: listbounce (at) securityfocus (dot) com [email concealed]
> > > On Behalf Of Ivan Aleman
> > > Sent: Tuesday, 14 November 2006 5:21 AM
> > >
> > > Hello,
> > >
> > > Does anyone know an AV program to scan for viruses on remote
> > > machines (from a Linux machine to several Windows machines
> > > on the same LAN), I am using CLAMAV for my Linux box but
> > > haven't found the way to accomplish the stated above. I've
> > > hear about Knoppix and F-Prot but the Windows machines I
> > > would like to scan doesn't have a CD-ROM unit nor a floppy
> > > unit :( so I really need to scan for viruses over the network.
> > >
> > > Each Windows machine have their AV (BitDefender) running and
> > > up to date and Ad-Ware scheduled to run twice a week. Still I
> > > would like to offer more protection by running an AV remotely
> > > from a dedicated machine.
> > >
> > > Thanking you in advance.
> > >
> > > --
> > > Iván Alemán

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