In relation to scanning a Windows partition for malware I see that both AVG and Avast install on Linux painlessly. Is there a full list of free-as-in-beer Windows anti-virus, or general anti-malware for Windows, available from Linux?

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  • Why would you need Windows antivirus software on Linux? – schaiba Dec 15 '16 at 12:30
  • to fix a windows machine. AVG distributes a live rescue disk, figured might as well just use my laptop. – Thufir Dec 15 '16 at 12:31
  • You want to fix a Windows machine remotely from a Linux machine using Windows antivirus software? – schaiba Dec 15 '16 at 12:33
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    Clam AV and rkhunter to check it on linux. Some commercial anti Virus are available on linux too. – supriady Dec 15 '16 at 16:20
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    Not free, but NOD32 rocks - runs on Windows, Mac, and Linux. I ran it on a bench file server that was fixing Windows PCs for 2.5 years. NOD32 detects all the same malware, regardless of which OS the product was installed on - except Android. eset.com/us/home/antivirus-linux – Christopher Dec 19 '16 at 21:05

Wikipedia says:

For Microsoft Windows-specific threats

These applications are useful for computers (typically, servers) which will pass on files to MS Windows users. They do not look for Linux-specific threats.

Avast! (proprietary; freeware version available)
AVG (proprietary; freeware version available)
Avira (proprietary; freeware version was available, discontinued due to lack of demand)[10]
BitDefender (proprietary; freeware version available)
Comodo (proprietary; freeware version available) [11]
ClamAV (free and open source software)[12]
Dr.Web (proprietary) [13]
EScan for Linux (proprietary)
F-Prot (proprietary; freeware version available)[14]
F-Secure Linux (proprietary)
Kaspersky Linux Security (proprietary)[15]
McAfee VirusScan Enterprise for Linux (proprietary)[16]
Panda Security for Linux (proprietary)[17]
Sophos (proprietary) (versions for UNIX and Linux too)
Symantec AntiVirus for Linux (proprietary)[18]
Trend Micro ServerProtect for Linux (proprietary)



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