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My sister was using the XP laptop, and she kept on ignoring virus attacks, so it now has a virus, wont start etc. Is there a distro of linux that ...
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    Bootable Virus scan


    My sister was using the XP laptop, and she kept on ignoring virus attacks, so it now has a virus, wont start etc.
    Is there a distro of linux that will be a Live-CD and scan the HD for viruses and show the viruses and allow them to be deleted? (remember the compy is windows XP)

    PS I know i should switch OSs, but that's not possible at this time.

    thank you

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    You should check out the systemrescue cd.
    http://distrowatch.com/table.php?dis...n=systemrescue

    Once you boot up with the cd, type "links", and you will see directions for getting the ntfs module that will allow you to fix your corrupted system.
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    Bitdefneder used to make a "Linux Defender Live" CD you could boot from and run virus scan, but I Don't know if they update it anymore..

    BitDefender LIVE
    http://www.bitdefender.com/site/Linu...r-Mirrors.html

    AVAST Bart CD (NOT FREE)
    http://www.avast.com/eng/avast_bart_cd.html




    Other Live CD's.
    http://www.frozentech.com/content/livecd.php
    far...out

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