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Best AV to scan Windows from linux???

Discussion in 'Linux & Open Source' started by Edward78, Aug 12, 2018.

  1. Edward78


    Joined: Oct 19, 2002

    Posts: 5,202

    I have ClamAV, but get like around 2000 threats found & that seems excessive... Are all of them real or a lot false positives??? I have bitdefender for windows & when it scanned, only 3 threats in results... So major mahor deference... Plus, windows is not OMG slow so there is that...
  2. stopper

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Sep 17, 2010

    Posts: 1,765

    I would have thought it's better to scan from within Windows to find running processes.
  3. bledd


    Joined: Oct 21, 2002

    Posts: 45,877

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  4. Rroff

    Man of Honour

    Joined: Oct 13, 2006

    Posts: 58,330

    Some AVs will detect a large number of things like cookies with tracking data, misc temporary internet files that aren't actually harmful in most cases, etc. etc. as viruses :s any number of hits should concern you though even if there is a discrepancy (unless it is all stuff like cookies).