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Like if I am paranoid about a malware not being detected in windows, I can scan my Windows drive from within another os on another drive. I do not want to install another instant of windows on another hdd lol

I hope my question makes sense and I hope I get straight answers and not "lol windows" and trolling.
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The best way is to use MalwareBytes Anti Malware. Run it in Safe Mode.

It is best to have windows based anti-malware products that are designed to detect malware in Windows.
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LOL WINDOWS;

in other news, Trinity Rescue Kit. Its latest versions are really simplified and straightforward to use.
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install clam av on linux and scan your windows hdd with it.
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Rescue disk.
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Greetz and Congratulations -
You apparent;y understand that all virus detection and identification takes place agter the fact. It's reactive not preemptive. They very commonly are set to load very early in the boot process so that they infect memory so they can disguise themselves and hide from the host. It is necessary to scan from a guaranteed clean environment.

I love and prefer Linux but in my line of work, I prefer using Windows based PE booters preferably on CD (can't be written to and infected) not USB sticks to do top notch virus scanning. My weapon of choice is the Hirens Boot CD which can get their tools' database updated on the fly. That is a guaranteed clean environment. Safe Mode is not enough.
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I'm also going to recommend Hirens Boot CD, or Sabayon Forensics.
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Ah these are just bootable CD's that don't require a linux os installed?

edit: sorry cause I'm not at home atm.
Edited by Z Overlord - 1/21/11 at 11:18am
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Z Overlord View Post
Ah these are just bootable CD's that don't require a linux os installed?
Exactly
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post #10 of 13
AVG has one also that I use, it's a bootable linux CD.
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