A virus scanner on linux for windows partition

Athmane Madjoudj athmanem at gmail.com
Sun Jul 4 17:08:58 UTC 2010

On 07/04/2010 05:22 PM, JD wrote:
>    On 07/04/2010 12:46 AM, Frank Murphy wrote:
>> On 04/07/10 05:49, JD wrote:
>>>      I came across an article that mentioned some viruses
>>> that can hide and move around on a booted windows
>>> machine, and can evade virus scanner.
>> You can also use something like Kaspersky,
>> which uses Linux as the basis of it's RescueCD.
>> Commercial app.
>> or
>> Clamav? in fedora repos
>> ymmv
> I yum  installed clamav., and updated the databse.
> I will also  try Bitdefender, suggested by Thomas Taylor.
> So far, clamav has not found anything in the mounted windows partition.
> That could be good news or bad news :) :)

AFAIK, ClamAV (the engine of.) is more efficient  then all AV software 
except Kaspersky AV.

See review here:


To install ClamAV on Fedora or RHEL (through EPEL) (as root):

yum clamav-filesystem clamav-data clamav-lib clamav-update

Update AV DB (as root):


Athmane Madjoudj

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