List of Bootable AntiVirus

Here’s my list of bootable antivirus solutions.  If have have a bootable antivirus that you don’t see listed please add it as a comment for everybody.

All-In-One Bootables – You can add many bootable antivirus / antimalware scanners along with other system utilities using these discs below:

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11 Responses to List of Bootable AntiVirus

  1. Dave January 25, 2012 at 8:39 pm #

    I’ve had a problem with Hiren’s not loading the host computer’s C: Drive before on one particular PC. Has anyone encountered that and know how to resolve it?

  2. ZOU January 25, 2012 at 9:31 pm #

    I have a question for you Matt. I have several tools such as TDSS killer, RKill, HitMan Pro, ComboFix, etc. on a usb stick that I can run from safe or regular mode. Should I put those programs on my Sardu DVD with Bit Defender rescue, Kaspersky rescue, Dr. Web rescue, and Avira rescue, or should I simply be content with having them on a seperate USB without the baby Linux booting capability that my Sardu disk and its Linux based components give me?

    • Anonymous January 25, 2012 at 9:37 pm #

      I’m not sure any of those will work from a bootable environment unless they get executed via a plugin (like those in the UBCD4WIN).

  3. Dan January 25, 2012 at 9:31 pm #

    Avira’s does the job, but it’s tricky to use. You have to change the language to english manually as well as configure the scan to remove anything it detects which most people usually forget to do and then they have to run the scan over again. Also, it is very difficult to run an update with this disk.

  4. Anonymous January 25, 2012 at 9:39 pm #

    I forgot to mention: Always pay close attention to any files that were removed. You may need to replace them with uninfected versions via an OS disc.

    • ZOU January 27, 2012 at 7:07 pm #

      I have never had to replace/repair files via an OS disk after removing/healing malware infections. Is that a tedious process?

  5. John January 26, 2012 at 2:46 am #

    I don’t trust avg rescue disk. It ruined my friends computer. Too many false positives. I also used bit defender and it did not detect the zeroacess root kit.

    Which rescue disk is good at detecting rootkits and which have the most false positives aside from avg.

  6. Edge January 27, 2012 at 4:35 am #

    Can I use that all bootable, when I use an internet through USB modem (plug n’play) ?

  7. ZOU January 28, 2012 at 1:32 am #

    VBA Rescue and AOSS PC Tools are two that could be added to the list of BAV.

  8. 12345shre February 5, 2012 at 4:30 am #

    Hey! matt avast! 7 beta is going to have cloud protection…

    beta is going to come out in a couple of days!
    i know u dont test beta
    but can u try testing this one when it comes out?

  9. Ssz February 7, 2012 at 3:52 am #

    What about PC tools Alternate Operating System Scanner?
    This is an iso image that loads up a bootable operating system, however, after you have scanned for threats in that environment, PC tools Altermate Operating System Scanner does not remove everything, it just removes the main component of each of the malware detected.
    Then you can reboot and use some other antimalware software to clean the rest of the threat traces that PC tools Alternate Operating System Scanner has not cleaned, such as malwarebytes antimalware, superantispyware, or maybe Microsoft Safety Scanner.
    Here is the website

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