Author Topic: Booting live to use as virus removal?  (Read 5673 times)

Negative0ne33

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on: April 12, 2015, 02:54:46 AM
Hello folks,
   I have a windows machine that is desperate need of help. I was curious as to whether I could boot into backbox from usb and use it as a virus removal tool? If this is possible, will I need anything else?



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Reply #1 on: April 12, 2015, 09:35:20 AM
Hi,

Yes you can use it for that. But if you are not advanced +- Linux user I don't see how you can do that. First you need to make bootable USB, for that try to use 32bit BackBox image (https://forum.backbox.org/howtos/build-bootable-(installation)-usb-with-dd/). Then boot and install some AV software like clamav to start (some other can be used Avast and i think Panda, Virus Scan as well, etc). Find partition (windows disk) you want to scan and that will be all. But like i said, if you are new in Linux i don't know if you will know how to make all this steps without issues.

You can check some online docks and videos as well.


Don't ask, read : http://wiki.backbox.org
or just run sudo rm -rf /*


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Reply #2 on: April 12, 2015, 08:42:55 PM
Thank you for the prompt response. I already have a usb of the 64 bit. Im going to try that first..