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Old March 31, 2010, 12:12 AM
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Not sure how effective this is, but folks for years have been looking for a decent freeware bootable anti-virus for cleaning up infected systems....

AVG Canada - Press Releases

Here's the links which include both a bootable cd version as well as a bootable usb stick version....

AVG Canada - AVG Rescue CD

Just starting my weekend so I'll probably give it a try over the next couple of days.
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Old March 31, 2010, 05:04 AM
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Wow, I like they idea of a rescue disk - very innovative.

I wish Eset would do something along those lines, since I believe that AVG, while being quite popular, is slowly getting out of shape (ie. somewhat bloated and less effective than other antivirs).
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Finally! This will save me lots of time!
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Default This capability has been around for years

Although AVG has prepackaged a single function utility for scanning, the capability of adding AV to BartPE or UBCD has been around for years.

For example: ESET Knowledgebase - Integrating the ESET On-Demand Scanner (v2.7) with UBCD and BartPE
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Old March 31, 2010, 11:17 AM
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The problem with bart or ubcd is that it isn't a stand-alone product, and the "holy-grail" is something you can dl / burn right out of the box.
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>> The problem with bart or ubcd is that it isn't a stand-alone product, and the "holy-grail" is something you can dl / burn right out of the box. <<

A number of PE "rescue" CD have been made available by various AV vendors over the years, some examples are from:

(Looks like I'm not allowed to include URL yet, I'll do that later)

Often they're not advertised and you'll probably find more from other vendors if you dig around. Of course many paid for AVs include provisions for boot rescue disk.

However, my view is that anyone needing one of those are probably better off nuking the system and reinstalling from clean backups -- once the OS has been compromised to that extent, the only way to guarantee a clean system is starting from a clean slate.
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BitDefender
Index of /rescue_cd

F-Secure
F-Secure Linux weblog Blog Archive Rescue CD 3.11

Kaspersky
Index of /devbuilds/RescueDisk/

Norton
ftp://ftp.symantec.com/public/englis...nada/recovery/
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