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Thread #59388 Message #947885
Posted By: JohnInKansas
07-May-03 - 11:51 AM
Thread Name: BS: Spam and Porn - how to get rid of it?
Subject: RE: BS: Spam and Porn - how to get rid of it?
If your AV is in your Win2K partition, it should be able to scan the WinME partition. The virus signatures are generally the same regardless of what OS (for Win2K and WinME, at least) you have "turned on," so just scanning the WinME disk/partition from Win2K should be sufficient. If you find a virus that's already "installed" and need to do something sophisticated about removal (like a RegEdit) you of course should be in the applicable OS.
You could, of course, use the Norton link in the thread above and let them do a remote check - if you want to scan from the OS for that partition and can access the web in "ME" mode.
If you go to the Norton site at http://security.symantec.com it will probably immediately flip you to a sub-site corresponding to your current OS and browser setup, so you need to go there with the OS you want checked active, and bookmark separately for each OS you have, since the sub-sites may(?) be different.
I haven't used Partition Magic recently, but older versions allowed you to add a line to a boot floppy autoexec.bat or config.sys file to "activate" Partition Magic for a floppy boot - as I recall it was just a "Set Device=" statement to turn on the Partition Magic "interpreter." (Normal Windows "rescue disks" probably don't have these files unless you have an old CD drive, tape, or SCSI devices; but they can be added easily.) I don't have documentation for current versions, but you should have if you're using it.