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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) (1 replies)
Re: How to - Scan a Windows machine for virus from a Linux machine Nov 15 2006 03:59PM
Ivan Aleman (bonovoxmofo gmail com) (4 replies)
Re: How to - Scan a Windows machine for virus from a Linux machine Nov 16 2006 01:13PM
Ansgar -59cobalt- Wiechers (bugtraq planetcobalt net)
Re: How to - Scan a Windows machine for virus from a Linux machine Nov 16 2006 09:58AM
Myke Lyons (myke lyons cmtww com)
RE: How to - Scan a Windows machine for virus from a Linux machine Nov 16 2006 01:18AM
Jefferies, Darren (Darren Jefferies health wa gov au)
Hi all, it's worth noting here that if the PC is infected with a Kernel-Mode rootkit, the chances of even detecting it whilst windows is running is very poor regardless of the method used. This is another good reason why scanning all incoming data is the safest approach.

Cheers
Darren

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Subject: Re: How to - Scan a Windows machine for virus from a Linux
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2006/11/14, Quark IT - Hilton Travis <Hilton (at) quarkit.com (dot) au [email concealed]>:
> 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.
>

Hello Hilton,

Indeed my intention is not to run the AV from Linux on an special
schedule, my intention is to disinfect one machine (or two maybe :) )
due that they are already infected, and the AV installed on them is
not doing the job. Of course I am aware that an on-access scanner is
the best solution but in my actual scenario the machines are already
'compromised' (they are configured to do on-access scanning, though)
then it occur to me that doing a disinfection from a Linux machine
over the LAN could be a good idea instead reformatting the machines,
that's what I started this thread and yes is not a good idea in the
sense that it is not very straight forward and even in a 1Gbit LAN is
going to be slow, of course what you mention in another mail about
that using smbfs and ClamAV will possible not scan all the files due
to locks and etc. but still this can work in some cases, it is just
another tool/method against these kind of problems.

Thank you for sharing your thoughts.

--
Iván Alemán

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[ reply ]
RE: How to - Scan a Windows machine for virus from a Linux machine Nov 15 2006 07:39PM
Quark IT - Hilton Travis (Hilton quarkit com au) (1 replies)
Re: How to - Scan a Windows machine for virus from a Linux machine Nov 15 2006 09:13PM
Ivan Aleman (bonovoxmofo gmail com)


 

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