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How to cure a Windows virus with a Linux "live cd"

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#1 defurman


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Posted 19 January 2011 - 05:54 AM

I am at the moment running Ubuntu 10.10 and wattOS R3 and really enjoy running these two great distro's. Unfortunately my daughter has not seen the light and is still using Windows on a two year old laptop and to make matters even worse her laptop is infected with a virus of some sort. I cannot update or run any of the anti-virus software and neither can i get the lapto to go online. So i decided to use a Ubuntu live cd. But i found that the laptop will not run Ubuntu 10.10 so i am now using Ubuntu 9.10. I followed a tutorial i found on YouTube: but it failed because i was unable to update software sources. Could someone help me please?

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#2 cryptodan


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Posted 19 January 2011 - 08:55 AM

If you want Virus removal Help then read here: Malware Removal Prepguide and post a new topic in hat forum. Then post back here.

Also there is nothing wrong with Windows and people using it. I have used Windows for a very long time, and find it rather easy to use and recommend it to anyone. I also recommend Linux/Unix to anyone if I think they are capable of using it.

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Posted 19 January 2011 - 10:42 PM

I frequently use Trinity Rescue Kit, a free Linux LiveCD.


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Posted 22 January 2011 - 02:32 AM

I've read about the virus scanning capability of TRK. . . but does it end in simply scanning or is it also capably of fixing?

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