Joined: 25 Aug 2004 Posts: 67 Location: San Francisco, California
Posted: Tue Dec 02, 2008 7:43 pm Post subject:
The best tools for removing Windows malware, are made for Windows.
You could however boot in to Linux, mount a Windows partition and run an AV scan against the Windows partition. If the AV scanner you use in Linux uses Windows definitions, it should be able to remove them. F-Prot does indeed scan for and remove Windows viruses when run from a Linux computer.
You could also mount a Windows partition and manually delete infected files, however I wouldn't recommend this unless you are sure of what you are doing.
The problem with removing viruses from Linux, is you only can see a flat view of the file system. You won't be able to see what is loaded in to memory and as far as I know you won't be able to clean out the relevant parts of the windows registry.
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