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How GNU/Linux helps those poor and helpless windoze users


I used to be the Windows virus killer in my hostel, when ever some one’s system gets infected or he gets annoyed by those windows virus they call me.LOL even they call me as a doctor 😛 .I don’t use that windoze sh1t these days.

But you cannot say those poor folks that, i can’t remove that autorun.inf and KHATARA.exe (some virus that targets ms outlook), its all about helping your neighbours right?

May be my tips will help those other doctors (aka windoze virus killer 😉 )

I usually plug that infected usb drive inside my GNU/Linux box and use the below command:

find . -name “*.exe” -exec rm -i {} +;

What it does is that, it recursively searches from the current directory for files with EXE extension, when it finds a file with EXE extension it passes it as an argument to interactive rm command , which deletes that EXE file if you press ‘y’ .HeHe i won’t press that ‘y’ ,the usb drive owner usually does that 😛 (some viruses usually replicate themselves , you could see some 100 virus files inside an usb drive :O, so the owner will press ‘y’ 100 times :P).

some windoze apologist may say, “who cares about your linux, i will format my usb drive”, What if your usb drive contains some usefull data that you really care about?, please don’t say “I WILL USE THAT FREE ANTIVIRUS PROGRAM WHICH IS JUST 10 MB” , most antivirus programs don’t give a sh1t about those new viruses these days.

Some people ask about the operating system i am using, i usually explain about it,impressed folks usually ask me to install GNU/Linux for them:),so far i did some 20 GNU/Linux installs in the hostel alone.

It’s really sad that i am going to leave the hostel soon (course completed ), i am going to really miss this virus doctor job 😉

Happy hacking 😉

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Categories: life, Linux, virus, windows
  1. NoWhereMan
    May 16, 2009 at 5:39 pm

    I’m sure you know that on Windows you can disable autorun and then giving afor /f %a in (‘dir /s /b *.exe’) do del %a

  2. Arun SAG
    May 18, 2009 at 11:27 pm

    @NoWhereManI am no geek in windows batch scripts :P, any way nice tip ..

  3. Suganthi
    June 20, 2009 at 12:01 pm

    i have a doubt! how did u become crazy bout linux?!?!

  4. Arun SAG
    June 20, 2009 at 5:02 pm

    @SuganthiBecause Linux is a cult that captures the best-and-brightest kids. 😀 just kiddin..Reasons here: http://arun-sag.blogspot.com/2009/02/why-i-use-linux-and-free-software.htmlWhen i use gnu/linux, i feel controlling the whole system,i love the free software philosophy (http://www.gnu.org/philosophy/philosophy.html, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kSZZraHN0Yg) Finally It offers me opportunity to learn a lot

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