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hi all i'm trying to use kateos 3.0 live to scan a windows system for viruses. its supposed to have clamav installed with it already. i haven't used linux much ...
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    howto run clamav in kateos?


    hi all

    i'm trying to use kateos 3.0 live to scan a windows system for viruses. its supposed to have clamav installed with it already. i haven't used linux much so embarassingly i don't even know how to find/run the app. so if someone can walk me through getting it going i'd appreciate it. please, i really am a noob so a simple 'oh thats easy just find the directory and run...' won't help me.


    thanks in advance

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    If it is already installed you can
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     clamscan /your/path/to/windows
    Otherwise you may need to install it, after installtion you must create a clamav system user with permission for the database of viruses. If you use KDE you may use KlamAV (a frontend for ClamAV) Be sure to run freshclam before scanning Also be aware that if you have a NTFS partition for windows you won't be able to touch the files.
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    thanks for the reply

    didn't realise you couldn't fix ntfs partitions so i'll leave it tho, i was looking for a way to scan a windows drive from a live cd without having to download/install the app everytime

    cheers for the help anyway

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    In fact you can modify NTFS but is still dangerous under linux.
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