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Re: Bootable vuln CD for Windows
From: Ross Nelson <coutcin () spydermania com>
Date: Fri, 1 Nov 2002 20:26:52 -0600 (CST)

If you have a copy of Norton AV lying around, stick the CD in.  I believe
that'll let you scan from the CD.  However, I'm not sure about how to use
updated files.

You could always go with what my second attempt would be: find a way to
burn a running copy of Linux onto a CD (not via ISO, but burnable from any
OS) and get Clam AV (sorry, I don't have the URL offhand) and put it all
on a CD-RW.  Then you can update the defs.  However, booting a copy of
*nix over the network would probably be a lot easier.


On Wed, 30 Oct 2002, Alexandros Papadopoulos wrote:

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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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