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Re: Bootable vuln CD for Windows
From: "Gaurav Bhandari" <gaurav () seagullraceme com>
Date: Thu, 7 Nov 2002 12:24:27 +0530

this should help http://housecall.trendmicro.com/
lets you scan the PC from the web always updated and free

gaurav bhandari

We live in an age where lemons are used to wash dishes, and lemonade is made
with artificial flavors

----- Original Message -----
From: "Ian Kelly" <E2chameleon () btopenworld com>
To: "Alexandros Papadopoulos" <apapadop () cmu edu>;
<security-basics () securityfocus com>
Sent: Wednesday, November 06, 2002 1:10 AM
Subject: Re: Bootable vuln CD for Windows


Central Command have a Vexira Rescue Disk System that is free to use
(http://www.centralcommand.com/rescue_disk.html). The system,which is
updated monthly, allows you to scan and remove viruses, Trojan Horses and
other malicious code using either a single bootable compact disk or a 4
floppy disk set (1 bootable, 3 data diskettes).

Network Associates is developing a product called McAfee CleanBoot
(http://www.mcafeeb2b.com/beta/cleanboot/default.asp) which is available
beta testing. It will eventually let you create bootable CD's containing
latest DAT files (if you are licensed to use them I presume).

If you used one of these you could ensure that there are no Trojans
before running Nessus.


----- Original Message -----
From: "Alexandros Papadopoulos" <apapadop () cmu edu>
To: <security-basics () securityfocus com>
Sent: Wednesday, October 30, 2002 8:06 PM
Subject: Bootable vuln CD for Windows

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Dear all.

I'm looking for a way to scan existing Windows XP installations for
trojans, viruses etc. The closest match to my needs seems to be Nessus,
but I have the following reservation:

Since the client has to be installed on the running Windows system, it
shouldn't be too hard to fool by some pre-existing trojan. I was
therefore wondering, if you know any way of running such a
vulnerability scanner from a bootable CD, thus making sure that all
benchmarks start from a clean system and results can be trusted.


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