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#1 whitebread

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Posted 30 April 2012 - 15:57

Hello, all;

I don't have much experience with Linux, but I believe it will be the perfect solution for a job I need to do.

My friend asked me to look at her Netbook because she has been having problems with it and believes it may be infected with some form of malware.

What I would like to do is create a bootable USB thumbdrive with Linux on it, with an antivirus program I can use to scan the Windows drive for any malware.

I want to boot to a USB thumbdrive in case there is malware which makes itself undetectable to Windows while it is running.

How can I do this? Would I be better off using something like BartPE?

Thanks! :D


#2 Miuku.

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Posted 30 April 2012 - 16:07

F-Secure has you covered; http://www.f-secure....moval/rescue-cd

Linux based CD/USB bootable virus scanner which can update itself (and you should) from the net once it boots.

#3 OP whitebread

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Posted 30 April 2012 - 16:08

^ Thanks (Y) (Y) :yes:

#4 Freelancer1111

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Posted 30 April 2012 - 16:10

Many Anti-Malware Programs offer services that can boot from CD or USB Stick, so you don't necessary need to Boot from Linux, for example Kaspersky:

http://support.kaspe.../?qid=208282173

or Avira Antivir

http://www.avira.com...r-rescue-system

#5 simplezz

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Posted 30 April 2012 - 16:18

I use Avast , They provide a .deb, .rpm, or a distro-neutral install script. You'll have to get a free key from them, but that's about it.

#6 OP whitebread

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Posted 01 May 2012 - 17:35

Many Anti-Malware Programs offer services that can boot from CD or USB Stick, so you don't necessary need to Boot from Linux, for example Kaspersky:

http://support.kaspe.../?qid=208282173

or Avira Antivir

http://www.avira.com...r-rescue-system

I downloaded the Kaspersky Rescue Disk (or whatever it is called), and created a bootable USB thumbdrive using the provided tools. It was super easy, and quick. I can't believe it's free! :D :D I'm in the middle of a full system scan on the netbook now. Thanks a million for the suggestion!!! :yes:

#7 Pam14160

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Posted 01 May 2012 - 17:44

Sometime all you have to do is ask. . .always remember there is never a silly or stupid question. :)