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I mounted my Windows drive last night in Linux and I installed clamav and did: "clamscan -r /mnt/hda1" and then went to bed. I wake up this morning to find ...
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- 08-13-2005 #1
I mounted my Windows drive last night in Linux and I installed clamav and did: "clamscan -r /mnt/hda1" and then went to bed. I wake up this morning to find out that I have 6 viruses.. funny how an expensive program like Norton will not pick up on anything but a free open source prog will.
Do I see anything wrong here? My folks payed a near $100 for Norton Internet Security (I think Norton went south after Symantec bought them, IMO) and the thing can't do its job in the native operating system. clamav detects 6 infected files, not under Windows and it is free. Norton costs a buttload of money and won't detect anything. Am I missing something here?
This is not a "w1nd0w$ $$uck$" thread, I am not a troll, I just come here to tell you of this information. I don't care for Norton myself, so I downloaded a small time trial version of AVG just to scan once and then I would take it off, pretty much the only time I use a browser in Win. AVG comes up with nothing... wow.
How can this be? I don't use any internet browsers in Windows. The viruses just come up out of thin air? oh and how do I clean out the infected files found by clam? This may not be the most appropriate place to post this but I wanted to tell my story and it didn't really fit anywhere else. Move if you need to. Thanks for the feedback.Registered Linux user #393103
- 08-13-2005 #2
- 08-13-2005 #3
Norton has been crap for several years, SystemWorks has done more damage to WinXP installs than virus or worms. Get AVG 7, it free and finds more virus/worms than Norton.
- 08-13-2005 #4Originally Posted by LondoJowoRegistered Linux user #393103
- 08-13-2005 #5
What virus was found, I would be real careful as what a virus is to clamav may actually be a required file to run a program in Windows. I've seen macro file seen as a virus within McAfee AV.
- 08-13-2005 #6
If it's truly a virus, I'd reinstall Windows and put your folks on Firefox.
- 08-13-2005 #7Originally Posted by LondoJowo
I'm running another scan right now, it should be done soon. I closed the other terminal down without recording any info.Registered Linux user #393103
- 08-13-2005 #8
----------- SCAN SUMMARY -----------
Known viruses: 38855
Engine version: 0.85.1
Scanned directories: 2411
Scanned files: 25488
Infected files: 6
Data scanned: 31426.86 MB
Time: 11087.412 sec (184 m 47 s)Registered Linux user #393103
- 08-13-2005 #9
It way well be that these are virii, but remember that on some antivirus it has files that contain samples of viral code with which it compears other files with.
But I have found using adaware in windows it pick's up many a dodgy file, where NAV does not.