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Analyse windows security issues from linux?

  Date: Dec 04    Category: Unix / Linux / Ubuntu    Views: 672
  

I have a
windows xp partition where the **** has really hit the fan, from a security
perspective can I scan that partition from Linux to see where security may have
been compromised? Like a root kit scan?

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Answer #1    Answered On: Dec 04    

Yes. You can use a Linux Anti-virus suite. There are several. They are of
little use in Linux, so it is their chief purpose is to scan Windows files.
You can also download one of several free Linux Live CDs for this purpose.

http://www.sysresccd.org/Main_Page
trinityhome.org/Home/index.php?wpid=1&front_id=12
http://www.livecdlist.com/

There are Linux versions of several Windows AV applications such as AVG,
Avira, Bitdefender, as well as Clam or Klam.

http://free.avg.com/us-en/download.prd-afl
www.ghacks.net/.../
www.ghacks.net/.../

 
Answer #2    Answered On: Dec 04    

installed avg on ubuntu, now i cant find it?
Yes. You can use a Linux Anti-virus suite. There are several. They are of

little use in Linux, so it is their chief purpose is to scan Windows files.

You can also download one of several free Linux Live CDs for this purpose.

http://www.sysrescc d.org/Main_ Page

http://trinityhome. org/Home/ index.php? wpid=1&front_ id=12

http://www.livecdli st.com/

There are Linux versions of several Windows AV applications such as AVG,

Avira, Bitdefender, as well as Clam or Klam.

http://free. avg.com/us- en/download. prd-afl

http://www.ghacks. net/2010/ 03/09/install- avira-antivir- on-linux/

http://www.ghacks. net/2010/ 03/23/bitdefende r-linux-antiviru s-made-simple/

 
Answer #3    Answered On: Dec 04    

I can't find it either, i've jut read this and I still can't find it.
Option 2

https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Antivirus/Avg

 
Answer #4    Answered On: Dec 04    

Try Alt-F2. This will open a window where you can type commands and type avg
and press enter. I am not sure if this will work as i do not use any AV and
therefore don't have AVG installed. It will work for any programme provided
you know the command. I am guessing that the command is avg. You can also do
this from a terminal. If the programme does not launch try this route.

BTW, commandline programmes never show in the menu. If it has a GUI it
usually does (but not always where you suspect). If it is a graphical
programme and avg command works then you can edit the menu by right clicking
on the menu button and choose Edit Menu. Add the programme where you want it
and use the avg command and choose an icon from the list.

Another possibility is that you installed to your home folder and not the
root file system or merely uncompressed the file and did not actually
install it. in this case you will have to navigate to the binary file and
launch it. You may have to make it executable by changing the permissions.
You do this by right clicking on the file and choosing Properties, then
clicking on the permissions tab. check in the execute box.

 
Answer #5    Answered On: Dec 04    

If your main aim is to recover Windows, then an easy way is to build a bootable
rescue disk image on CD or USB using: http://unetbootin.sourceforge.net/

Build a new image each time you need it, to make sure you have the latest virus
signatures etc.

(Unetbootin is also great for live CDs for many types of Linux)

Other than many types of Linux, the images available include:

* Parted Magic, a partition manager that can resize, repair, backup, and
restore partitions.
* SystemRescueCD, a system repair, backup and recovery tool.
* Super Grub Disk, a boot utility that can restore and repair overwritten
and misconfigured GRUB installs or directly boot various operating systems
* Dr.Web Antivirus, F-Secure Rescue CD, and Kaspersky Rescue Disk, which
remove malware from Windows installs.
* Backtrack, a utility used for network analysis and penetration testing.
* Ophcrack, a utility which can recover Windows passwords.
* NTPasswd, a utility which can reset Windows passwords and edit the
registry.
* Gujin, a graphical bootloader that can also be used to boot various
operating systems and media.
* Smart Boot Manager (SBM), which can boot off CD-ROM and floppy drives on
computers with a faulty BIOS.
* FreeDOS, which can run BIOS flash and other legacy DOS utilities.

 
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