Scanning For Viruses Using Knoppix

KnoppixAm surprised I hadn’t thought of this, or at least read about it before. Maybe I had and just completely forgot about it, which sounds more like the kind of thing I would do! There’s quite a lot of times I fall back onto a Knoppix Live CD for carrying out system admin tasks, though have found a lighter friend in Gparted for re-sizing hard drives.

Still, suppose when all else fails and you don’t fancy booting into safe-mode to run your Windows virus scanner, or when it won’t even get into safe-mode, this is a good solution. Funny how many times Knoppix, or some other Linux live CD, is being touted as simple fixes for resolving Windows problems…

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