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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)

On 15 Nov 2006, at 15:59, Ivan Aleman wrote:
> 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.
While I know it isn't the answer to your question specifically but
why not use an application like Stinger.exe from a RO USB-Key or
Floppy Disk? Another solution (if this computer can access the
internet) is to use an online scan like http://
housecall.trendmicro.com, I have found it to be a helpful check.

All of that said, in our company we have a policy that states that if
a computer is infected with a virus it can never be trusted again. I
know that it is extreme but why take the risk for one computer? I
would recommend taking the machine offline as soon as possible and
reinstalling the OS. Think of it has house cleaning :)

.myke

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[ reply ]
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)
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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