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Subject: [linux-help] Virus!
From: root <kryste01@xxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 2 May 2002 16:02:51 -0700
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I know you are saying, "Virus?"  

"UNIX-based systems can't get those!""

Let me explain.

I run MS Windows 2000 on the first partition of my main hard disk.

I have my Linux partitions, /, swap, etc (etectera, not /etc), on the rest of 
the main hard disk.

I recently got a boot sector virus off the Net and can no longer boot to 
Windows.  I can run Linux (RedHat 7.2) fine because I boot from LILO on a 
3.5-inch disk.

Can anyone recommend a way to try to fix the boot sector virus?  All my virus 
scanning software is Windows-based, and the on-line virus scanners I've been 
able to find here on the Web (from KDE) are also MS-Based or want me to have 
Internet Explorer.

I thought about installing WINE and trying to run a virus scanner from there, 
but I have no idea how to install WINE, and I have my doubts that that would 
be a sucessful solution, anyway.

If anyone can help me solve this one I'll build a shrine in your honor.

Adam S.
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