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Source: FOSS Boss - Posted by Anthony Pell   
Host Security This article talks about a rescue Live Linux CDROM that boots into a Kaspersky antivirus scanner for infected Windows machines. Neat article.

Now this Live CD is absolutely cool, it's a customized build of Gentoo linux (w00t!) that automagically detected the hardware, connected to the network, started an X server, launched a customized icewm environment with Kaspersky's "K" logo as the "start" button down below. I was impressed, and through that GUI I could launch Kaspersky's AntiVirus tool.

The first thing it did was to auto-update itself over the internet. Most definitely needed. Afterwards it located and mounted all Windows NTFS partitions, and I was presented with options to scan them. I chose to scan the c: drive. Scan has begun, the scan tool sports a nice looking GUI, although it can be a bit confusing. Anyway scanning has started churning on the hard-disk. It was a bit slow, took around 3 hours for a 100G c: drive!

But I'll sure take slow and reliable over anything else every time! At the end, Kaspersky has located hundreds of infected executable files. I chose to disinfect them. It started disinfection one by one. This took around 20 minutes or so as well. Rebooting after that, windows came up finally clean . The system is working normally again, sigh!

Read this full article at FOSS Boss

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