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#1 DaChew

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Posted 07 February 2008 - 07:55 PM

I started working on a friend/clients computer that had lost the power supply, he had other issues as well. He had tried to switch from aol dial up to broadband cable, when I got most of that mess cleaned up I could still not install my usb wireless adapter. The only way for me to hook it up to the internet. DrWebCureIt wouldn't install since I couldn't go online and register. I ran the atfcleaner then installed superantispyware and ran a scan, it found numerous malware infections and cleaned. The drivers then installed and I could get online. Then I ran spybot s and d, updated and scanned finding a lot more.
Mostly minor adware crud, nothing major. After registering cureit and running from safe mode it found one minor trojan in an aol download folder. TrojanHunter came up clean as did all other subsequent scans. I pretty much gutted his programs thru add and remove. I tried the online AV scanners reccomended here, not a one would work last night. The hijackthis log is very clean.

Looks like I will be running xp as a repair disk, I am pretty sure the active x component in IE6 is hosed? And maybe something else from deeper in the OS.

What I really need is an AV tool to use from safe mode or regular mode without being connected to the internet, some tools that could be loaded from a usb drive.

bart's bootcd came to mind but loading all those sata drivers is not an option
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Posted 07 February 2008 - 08:39 PM

Have you checked out Ultimate Boot CD?

You need the Ultimate Boot CD if you want to:

* Run floppy-based diagnostic tools from CDROM drives. More and more PCs are shipped without floppy drives these days, and it is such a royal pain when you need to run diagnostic tools on them.

* Free yourself from the slow loading speed of the floppy drive. Even if you do have a floppy drive, it is still much much faster to run your diagnostic tools from the CDROM drive, rather than wait for the tool to load from the floppy drive.

* Consolidate as many diagnostic tools as possible into one bootable CD. Wouldn't you like to avoid digging into the dusty box to look for the right floppy disk, but simply run them all from a single CD? Then the Ultimate Boot CD is for you!

* New! Run Ultimate Boot CD from your USB memory stick. A script on the CD prepares your USB memory stick so that it can be used on newer machines that supports booting from USB devices. You can access the same tools as you would from the CD version.

When you boot up from the CD, a text-based menu will be displayed, and you will be able to select the tool you want to run. The selected tool actually boots off a virtual floppy disk created in memory.


It includes F-Prot Antivirus for DOS, and McAfee Antivirus Scanner.
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Edited by tg1911, 07 February 2008 - 08:42 PM.

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Posted 07 February 2008 - 09:29 PM

I have used those in the past in the olden days of pata hard drives, very slow scanners in pio mode

There were a couple of years that sata controllers/bios's didn't support ide emulation and whatever boot media you use must have the sata drivers

forget raid stripes
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