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Saving PCs from viruses - the Linux way

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This past week we were inundated by PCs with viruses. Either people were bringing their infected machines to the office or calling us to come and get them. It was a madhouse. What was really crazy was to see how many machines had either zero protection or just standard free versions of anti-virus tools (or, gasp, Nortons or McCafee). Now I will admit that even free antivirus is better than none. But recently the infected PCs have become trickier to disinfect. I came across a nice little boot sector virus last week that laughed at combofix, ccleaner, AVG, and Avast. It wasn’t until I pulled out all the stops, with the help of my good old friend Linux, that I was able to finally say goodbye to those infections. But how? Let me explain this simple method.

What you will need

* You will need a Linux machine with ClamAV (and all the trimmings - including ClamTK if you want a GUI).

* An adapter that will allow you to connect the removed hard drive to your Linux machine.

* A little patience.

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