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Virus Scan A Windows Machine

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"How often do we all hear the phrase, "Could you take a look at it for me?" Whether you are checking out a machine for a friend or colleague or looking after one of your own machines, it's handy to have the ability to virus check a Windows setup from the safety of a Linux boot CD or USB stick. This short guide shows you how to scan for infected files by booting into SystemRescueCD and running ClamAV, a virus checker.

"We recently covered SystemRescueCD, a bootable disc that constitutes a Swiss army knife of Linux based tools for system recovery. ClamAV is one of the useful tools that it includes in a preconfigured, ready to run state."

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