Linux Antivirus For Windows
All of the information, instructions, and recommendations on this Web site are offered on a strictly
"as is" basis.
Remember "Murphy's Law."
Please take the proper precautions before
attempting any of the tips or modifications listed here.
[ Top ]
[ Home ]
How to use a Live Linux CD/DVD to scan a Windows PC for Viruses
- Knoppix Live Linux CD/DVD
- A live CD/DVD is optical media containing a complete, bootable, functioning, and operational operating system. It allows you to boot a system, from the Live CD/DVD, bypassing the OS on the hard disc drive.
- Knoppix automatically mounts Windows NTFS file system devices.
- F-PROT Antivirus for Linux Workstations
- The F-PROT virus signature files are supposed to have definitions that recognize both Linux and Windows malware.
- Used to burn the contents of the ISO to disc
Get the Knoppix Live Linux CD/DVD
Boot the system from the Knoppix Live Linux CD/DVD
- The hard drives should show up as icons on the Desktop
- Download F-PROT Antivirus for Linux Workstation
to the Desktop
- Right click on fp-Linux-i686-ws.tar.gz and select extract to here. This should create the f-prot directory on the Desktop.
Install and Update f-prot
- Open a root shell (look in Accessories in the main menu tree) or open a CLI
- Elevate your rights to root: su
- Change to the f-prot directory: cd /home/knoppix/Desktop/f-prot
- Important! In Unix/Linux, file and directory names are case sensitive. So that's an uppercase "d" for Desktop.
- Install F-PROT Antivirus into RAMDisk: ./install-f-prot.pl
- The installation routine will try to update the virus signature files from the Internet.
- If you're behind a proxy server, the update will fail with an "Error: Network - Could not connect" message.
You'll have to add the proxy server parameters to
- Add the proxy server information to the FPUPDATE_PROXY= variable.
- Run the install routine again: ./install-f-prot.pl
Scan the hard drives for viruses
- Change the read/write mode of the hard drive so that f-prot can clean any malware it finds
- Right click on the hard drive
- Select "Change read/write mode"
- Click the Yes button to allow read/write access to the hard drive
- Scan the hard drives: fpscan /<mountpoint>/<drive>
- e.g. fpscan /media/sda1 --disinfect --output=fpscan_report.txt
- To find out the <mount point> and <drive> of the hard drive, move the mouse pointer over the icon for the hard drive you want to scan. After a few seconds, the mount point and other information about the drive will be listed in a pop-up.
- Serial-ATA = sda1 and Parallel-ATA/EIDE = hda1
[ Top ]
[ Home ]
|All items Copyright ©1996 - 2017 Chin. All Rights reserved