Bootable AVs

Discussion in 'other anti-virus software' started by Celestial Lord, Mar 19, 2009.

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  1. Celestial Lord

    Celestial Lord Registered Member

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    I'm looking for a bootable anti-virus that I can put on CD or a USB flash drive to clean out a Windows machine. I did a search here, but only found posts from three years ago. Any suggestions?
     
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    the drweb one has a bultin updater and so does the f-secure one.
     
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    avast! BART CD w/Windows PE (Not free, but pretty awesome tool.)

    avast! BART
     
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    There's a newer version of F-Secure's Rescue CD since november 2008. You can get v3.01 here.
     
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    thanks. my google search just linked me to the older one.
     
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    Nice thread. Wich of these boot cds can replace infected system files?
     
  11. NoIos

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    Thanks, good to know. ;)
     
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    your welcome.
    use Sputnik's link to get the lastest version.
     
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    Good experience with F-Secure's Rescue CD here, however the signature downloads are quite big so a fast connection without a data limit is recommended (please note it's also possible to put the latest signatures on a flashdisk!). If you have with a slow connection or a data limit I would recommend Dr. Web's live-cd instead.
     
  14. SourMilk

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    Hmm. Replace an infected system? The best replacement is a clean image. Repairing an infected hard drive can be done by many antiviruses BUT, there is always a doubt if every infection is gone (at least, for me). A clean image is the way to go. I did not mean to highjack this thread but "pre" is much better than "post".

    SourMilk out
     
  15. NoIos

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    You can also restore some system files using the recovery console ( boot from windows dvd ) but it does not always produce the desired result out of the box.

    Images are cool, but there is also a different approach like the one offered by software like Rollback RX.
     
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    Alternatively just create a UBCD4Win cd and have an array of updateable AV/AS tools on the one disk.It comes with AntiVir,KVRT, ASquared,SAS,Spybot...etc by default.In addition to these I added plugins for DrWeb,Sophos,MBAM and VIPRE.;)
     
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