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Antivirus livecd

Posted: Thu Aug 23, 2007 12:01 pm
by lars
Does anybody know a recent linux livecd with ntfs read/write support and a virus scanner( like clamav ) installed?
Everything I could find on google was several years old.
But I'm quite sure I read somewhere not to long ago about a live distro with antivirus. I just can't find it anymore :/

It would be great if anyone could help me :)

Lars

Posted: Thu Aug 23, 2007 2:48 pm
by scorp123
I remember one such distro from BitDefender ... I don't know any URL though, you will unfortunately have to Google for it.

Another idea: It's possible to create a Live CD out of Windows. The project is called "Bart PE". Again, you will have to use Google here. With the "Bart PE" software I was able to build a Windows XP live CD with the "Avast!" anti-virus package on it (you can add additional stuff to the live CD's environment at creation time). And everything is "point and click", so it's not too hard. So if you can't find a reasonably recent Linux live distro with anti-virus software on it you could give "Bart PE" a try.

Hope this was somewhat helpful :wink:

Posted: Thu Aug 23, 2007 3:25 pm
by linuxviolin
scorp123 wrote:I remember one such distro from BitDefender ... I don't know any URL though, you will unfortunately have to Google for it.


Yes, LinuxDefender Live! at http://www.bitdefender.com/site/LinuxDefender-Mirrors.html
but I guess there is no updates since 11-Jun-2004...

On a french forum , http://forum.bitdefender.com/index.php?showtopic=1405, we can read: "Une nouvelle version de LinuxDefender, n'utilisant plus Captive, sera disponible cet été." (A new version of LinuxDefender, not using more Captive, will be available this summer.) So wait and see. :roll:

Posted: Fri Aug 24, 2007 7:57 am
by newW2
Helix has Clam AV. It does more of course.
http://www.e-fense.com/helix/

Posted: Fri Aug 24, 2007 9:30 am
by Caraibes
Hiren Boot CD is absolutely excellent ! It has many valuable tools ! I use it all the time...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hiren's_boot_CD

http://homepage.ntlworld.com/hiren.thanki/bootcd.html

Posted: Fri Aug 24, 2007 9:37 am
by lars
@scorp123:
I guess I need a windows machine to run Bart PE, or does it run under wine? ;)

@linuxviolin
The BitDefender distro was what I found with Google but as you mentioned it is a bit outdated.

@newW2
Thanks, that is exactly what I was looking for :)

Posted: Wed Oct 03, 2007 2:00 am
by WinXpNewb
Err... as a newbie to Linux, do I need these things for security? or will any LiveCD suffice?

Posted: Wed Oct 03, 2007 2:30 am
by scorp123
WinXpNewb wrote:Err... as a newbie to Linux, do I need these things for security? or will any LiveCD suffice?
That stuff is for hunting Windows viruses :wink: