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    Default USB Linux; What do you use?

    Of those of you who have Linux loaded on a flash drive which distro are you currently using and why?
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    BackTrack. I use it for the tool set it comes with.
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    Backtrack 4. I usually have three USB sticks with me:

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    See I've had BT on mine for a long time. I don't know but it just seems like overkill to have when I just want something secure that I can trust when I'm on an untrustworthy machine.
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    If you have been using BT then you should easily be able to use any of the main distros without a problem... Ubuntu or whatever. Why not just try a few out and see what you like?
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    Ubuntu or a copy of DSL. Usually only need it for surfing, or for recovering files windows cant see.
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    I sure could use a USB-installable Linux distro that has 50+ different Malware scanners on it, making it a portable version of www.virustotal.com for hard drive partitions. It'd need to automatically update all the Malware definition files too. So useful that'd be.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JDMurray View Post
    I sure could use a USB-installable Linux distro that has 50+ different Malware scanners on it, making it a portable version of www.virustotal.com for hard drive partitions. It'd need to automatically update all the Malware definition files too. So useful that'd be.
    You could use a Windows PE disk for this. The GeekSquad have this refined to an art witht the MRI PE, but that is proprietary of course. But witht hat tool a chimp with a banana can clean a bad virus infection. Still no good, IMO, if you've been rooted... But what is other than format/reinstall?
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