We know that Windows malware are inactive under Linux.
So can running a Linux (antivirus) Live CD be the most effiient way to detect malware ? (In terms of detection rate)
Because booting in a Linux environnement will not start any Windows file , so the Live CD can list every single file in the HDD without OS restriction/malware blocking actions which make invisible rootkits become as a "normal" listed file , and that will improve scanners results.
If that is true , I'd rather say that is a way to have a 100% detection rate ONLY if :
-Malware is already in the viral data base ! If not , have to wait next update.
Why that ?
Because if it is true , I would prefer running a weekly scan with a Live CD (KAV) instead of using Avira Desktop.
Your thoughts please ?
Mod Edit:Moved to more appropriate forum~~ boopme
Edited by boopme, 20 September 2012 - 02:32 PM.