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    Default using clamav and suse live disk to scan windows for virus

    when I attempt to scan anything with clamav from a terminal I get the following error:

    ERROR: Can't create temporary directory /var/lib/clamav/clamav-da584cb3f4ee38529f0460ad6f7dc632
    Hint: The database directory must be writable for UID 999 or GID 100

    Which I take to mean that there are no virus definitions installed. So I use the "freshclam" command. Which results in the following error:

    ERROR: Can't create temporary directory /var/lib/clamav/clamav-da584cb3f4ee38529f0460ad6f7dc632
    Hint: The database directory must be writable for UID 999 or GID 100


    Am I not able to accomplish this via a live cd?

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    Default Re: using clamav and suse live disk to scan windows for virus

    This mightbe better
    Rescue CD

    I'd still never trust a win system recovered from a virus though
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    Default Re: using clamav and suse live disk to scan windows for virus

    yeah, this is a stopgap. I intend on reinstalling windows in a few weeks and creating a dual booting setup once I get the time and switching over to suse for the majority of the things I become more familiar with it.

    I just really need windows back up in a somewhat functioning state as quickly as possible.

    I'm actually already downloading knoppix. But my internet is incrediably slow. I accidently downloaded the german version and couldn't figure out how to get the virus scan to work do to the language barrier. I thought I would try using the suse live disk I had lying around in the meantime.

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    Default Re: using clamav and suse live disk to scan windows for virus

    I've created the knoppix live cd, but I can't seem to find the virus scan?

    is the recover cd you recommended different from knoppix?

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    Default Re: using clamav and suse live disk to scan windows for virus

    Quote Originally Posted by chrisgray1497 View Post

    is the recover cd you recommended different from knoppix?
    Don't know. I expect so yes.
    But why not read this
    http://www.f-secure.com/linux-weblog...e.20090717.pdf
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    Default Re: using clamav and suse live disk to scan windows for virus

    Good stuff that.

    Thanks carl.

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