October 12, 2013

Nix Microsoft malware using Linux?


Is there a way to scan MS machines for adware/malware with Linux? I'm not talking about viruses, it's that other junk that MS gets. A friend has an old XP desktop that has a browser redirect and it's begun to run slow. I'm going to dual-boot Mint for him since XP's going to expire in April, giving him plenty of time to adjust.
I could download the usual scanners in his XP and do the scans in safe mode, but figured I'd ask if there's a pure Linux way?

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