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I scanned the home directory using ClamAV which found 13 threats. The list was also displayed, but when I tried to delete or quarantine files, it did not proceed. Any ideas?

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Can you please post a list with the files that Clamav (which searches for windows threats) assumed as threats? –  hakermania Aug 3 '12 at 7:51
the next time scanning revealed no threats, hence i am not able to show you the threats, sorry. –  Sivamani Aug 3 '12 at 10:55
however i dont know hoe to scn the pendrive or other devices? –  Sivamani Aug 3 '12 at 10:56

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You can use clamscan with the option --remove to automatically remove all infected file in the scanned folder. WARNING: Files are gone.

clamscan -r --remove /home/USER

Another possibility is to move the infected files to another folder with the option --move=FOLDER, so you can later check which files of them maybe not infected or a virus.

clamscan -r --move=/home/USER/VIRUS /home/USER

See: How do I scan for viruses with ClamAV?

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