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 From:  "Jewell, Michael" <mjewell at law dot umaryland dot edu>
 To:  <m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch>
 Subject:  RE: [m0n0wall] OT Strange Virus?
 Date:  Sun, 6 Aug 2006 12:52:33 -0400
I personally am a fan of the Avast BART CD,  althought it is a pay product, it has a build engine
that runs,  updates it's def files, and automatically builds a new ISO for you to burn.

-Mike <http://www.avast.com/eng/avast_4_home.html> 

From: Kimmo Jaskari [mailto:kimmo dot jaskari at gmail dot com]
Sent: Sun 8/6/2006 12:13 PM
To: m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch
Subject: Re: [m0n0wall] OT Strange Virus?

On 8/3/06, Ryan L. Rodrigue <Ebay at aarelectronics dot com> wrote:

> did you try yanking the HD out of the machine and adding it to another machine as a spare > and
running the virus and malware scans?  I have done this and am yet to get a virus I have > not been
able to get rid of.

Anyone administrating boxes (be they Windows or any other kind) should
have a bootable CD to run antivirus etc scans from. One a Windows box
is rooted, it's completely untrustworthy until you zap the drive and
reinstall from scratch (more so than a Windows box is usually, I

The bootable CD will save you having to physically remove a disk and
plugging it in elsewhere and will still give you a solid scan with
little chance of malware blocking it.

http://www.nu2.nu/pebuilder/ for instance is a great way to make your
own bootable Windows XP environment that runs off a CD and lets you
install antivirus etc other programs on the CD itself.

-{ Kimmo Jaskari }--{ kimmo dot jaskari at gmail dot com }--

Progress isn't made by early risers. It's made by lazy men trying to
find easier ways to do something.
  - Robert Heinlein

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