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What is the best antivirus boot cd?


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#1 stillwaters

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Posted 21 August 2011 - 10:29 AM

Hi!

I'm dealing with someone's computer that I suspect is infected pretty badly. I think the best option to fix it would be a boot cd. What is your favorite (free) antivirus rescue cd, with an emphasis on no false positives?

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Posted 22 August 2011 - 10:04 AM

All scanning tools are susceptible to glitches, bugs and false positive detections. Even major anti-virus vendors are not immune to such issues either. In most cases when these problems occur, the anti-virus vendors and security tool developers take quick action to correct the problem and provide support to those users who have been affected.

Further, no single product is 100% foolproof and can detect and remove all threats at any given time. Just because one anti-virus detected threats that another missed, does not mean its more effective. The security community is in a constant state of change as new infections appear and it takes time for them to be reported, samples collected, analyzed, and tested by anti-vendors. Anti-virus boot cd's are no exception so you will get various opinions as to which one is best.

Here is a list/review of various free Rescue disks which are available:
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Posted 23 August 2011 - 12:21 AM

Thanks for the reply! I ended up downloading the Avira rescue disk.

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Posted 23 August 2011 - 06:04 AM

No problem. Good luck with it.
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