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Avast linux scanning windows
« on: December 01, 2009, 12:59:58 AM »
If my windows is so virused that I cant really use it good, can I install the linux one to a ubuntu or other linux livecd, and have it scan the windows system for windows viruses?

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Re: Avast linux scanning windows
« Reply #1 on: December 01, 2009, 02:43:16 PM »
If my windows is so virused that I cant really use it good, can I install the linux one to a ubuntu or other linux livecd, and have it scan the windows system for windows viruses?
Hallo,
of course, the database is identical, and detection rate nearly-identical (in windows version, there are few very obscure win32-exec packers, which aren't active in the linux build). but, this offline approach has other advantages (minimises stealth-technique peril) - so let's try it :).

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Re: Avast linux scanning windows
« Reply #2 on: December 01, 2009, 10:21:51 PM »
the exec packer would be something like Win32:trojan-gen ,
correct? because the "gen" means generator, right?

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Re: Avast linux scanning windows
« Reply #3 on: December 02, 2009, 05:05:01 AM »
Hello RJ_F,

the "gen" means generator, right?

gen means generic.

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Re: Avast linux scanning windows
« Reply #4 on: December 02, 2009, 01:06:50 PM »
the exec packer would be something like Win32:trojan-gen ,
correct? because the "gen" means generator, right?


Nope, it's just packer - shown as [something], present in the path. For example, [PeShield].
Has nothing to do with the name of detected malware. There are only very few samples, packed with this particular PE-packer.

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