Can Windows antivirus software detect non-Windows viruses?

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Subject: Can Windows antivirus software detect non-Windows viruses?
Posted by:  Leo Dias (lfdi…@gmail.com)
Date: Thu, 18 Nov 2010

Hello,

I've Googled this question to no avail, and thought that perhaps
alt.comp.anti-virus could help.

Do any Windows-based antivirus software detect non-Windows viruses
(e.g. Linux)?
I'm specifically running Sophos, and have been unable to find a solid
answer in the docs or site.

Thanks in advance,
Leo

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