Observation and question for the group...
It seems to me that installing or running an antivirus/malware scanner on a possibly infected machine and expecting it to work correctly is a big gamble. If the wrong trojan/exploit/worm is running it can interfere with the scanner functions. And often does.
What is the groups observations and experiences with the free commercial live bootable Antivirus rescue tools?
I am helping a friend with an infected Windows computer. I downloaded and installed five different products one at a time and removed a total of 6 actual infections. Then they found no more infections. Then I ran a common and well rated linux based scanner. It found a total of five more. After removing them the computer now appears to be working correctly. I do plan to ask for assistance and see what the group finds. But thoughts in general on the effectiveness of these point and click bootable scanners?