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    Default The nature of Backtracks virus infection?

    Yesterday I did a virus-scan on my BT5-HDD and got 130 virus' detected at only approx. 10%.
    I could delete all these, but then my offline exploit-db would be killed.

    The tricky part now is, how do I now when I really have a virus on my BT5, which came from outside to attack my system?

    I mean, 130 virus' on 10% would make 1300 on 100% to delete, isn't that ridiculous?
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    Default Re: The nature of Backtracks virus infection?

    Don't do that. Your anti virus is there to protect the stupid, not your pentesting machine. Odds are it's saying things like "exploit/z-bba". Which is odd, considering you're scanning an exploit directory... wait...
    Still not underestimating the power...

    There is no such thing as bad information - There is truth in the data, so you sift it all, even the crap stuff.

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    Default Re: The nature of Backtracks virus infection?

    Quote Originally Posted by L21ZIFER View Post
    Yesterday I did a virus-scan on my BT5-HDD and got 130 virus' detected at only approx. 10%.
    I could delete all these, but then my offline exploit-db would be killed.

    The tricky part now is, how do I now when I really have a virus on my BT5, which came from outside
    to attack my system?

    I mean, 130 virus' on 10% would make 1300 on 100% to delete, isn't that ridiculous?
    I wouldn't worry about putting AV on your bt distro. AV would kill your ability to do the very thing it's trying to stop you from doing. It's very counter productive.

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    Default Re: The nature of Backtracks virus infection?

    You have a disk full of things your anti-virus is designed to protect against, it's naturally going to bring up a lot of threats

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    Default Re: The nature of Backtracks virus infection?

    You can use an antivirus, just you can white list the directories of the pen testing tools.
    Still you can scan folders that your web browser use, tmp files, home user, chrome cache, firefox, anything that is in contact with the internet.
    You can have a pentesting work station with security, I mean you can have a firewall, then with a simple push of a button you open all your ports to attack someone, later you close, also if y something goes wrong I like a extra log file from the firewall, iptables are pretty good..

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    Default Re: The nature of Backtracks virus infection?

    Hi. What AV are you using on BackTrack?

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    Default Re: The nature of Backtracks virus infection?

    I didn't use an AV in BT, I made that scan from my other OS and scanned the BT5-Partition.

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    Default Re: The nature of Backtracks virus infection?

    As Blizzard would put it "working as intended".

    I don't mean to upset you but really if the answer to your question doesn't seem obvious then BT probably isn't the distro for you.
    I'm a compulsive post editor, you might wanna wait until my post has been online for 5-10 mins before quoting it as it will likely change.

    I know I seem harsh in some of my replies. SORRY! But if you're doing something illegal or posting something that seems to be obvious BS I'm going to call you on it.

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