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Best malware removal tool for Puppy Linux

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#1 Sunshine007


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Posted 24 July 2014 - 10:30 PM

Hi all,


I would like some help on understanding what kind of software I can use to remove malware from my Toshiba notebook. I read that I could use RKill and I downloaded it from your site, but when I click on it,  it just tells me 'No run action specified for files of this type (application/x-ms-dos-executable) - you can set run action from the File Menu or you can just drag the file to an application'. A second window appears asking me to provide a shell command, when I click set run action. Note: I am a complete novice and have no idea what I'm supposed to enter there.


To give you a brief summary: I currently use Windows 7 Home Basic x 32. A while back it got badly infected and the only way to access any of the information on my computer was to use a Puppy Linux CD. 


Puppy Linux is wonderful and does what it's supposed to do, however I can't seem to get a decent malware program to run on it. Please advise me.


Many thanks for your help.



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#2 Didier Stevens

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Posted 25 July 2014 - 08:03 AM

Are you trying to run RKill when you booted from the Puppy Linux CD?


This will not work, RKill is an executable for the Windows OS, not for the Linux OS.


It sound like your PC is still infected? In that case, I suggest you read the pinned posts in "Am I infected? What do I do?" and then post about your infected PC there.

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