When you computer is so heavily infected with viruses and malware, that it is not even possible to boot it up, then the only option available to you is to use a bootable malware cleaning CD. We have reviewed lots of Malware Cleaning Disks on this blog. These recovery disks generally have a skeleton version of open source Operating System like Linux, which is used to externally boot the system.
Once booted, the antivirus and anti-malware software installed on the system are used to clean the infected PC. These CDs are generally in the form of an ISO image file, which can be downloaded from a specific vendor and used to burn a Cd with the help of a CD burning software.
These bootable malware removal disks can also be used to clean or scan a working computer also. Today’s malware threats are an intelligent breed. They alter your system files and make modifications to your Windows registry so as to make their detection difficult. They also paralyze the security software and anti virus applications already installed in your system. In such a situation also, the use of an external bootable malware cleaner is advantageous.
Ultimate Boot CD for Windows
When it comes to PC Security, it must be kept in mind that no single product provides you absolute security. It is always wise to rely on several security products, because you never know which malware is able to fool around a particular security software.
If you are not very comfortable to make several CD from different vendors, there is yet another option in the form of Ultimate Boot CD for Windows. It is a unique collection of some very useful software applications, which are a must for a person looking towards repairing or cleaning an unbootable computer.
Not only it contains some of the best free available security software, but it also contains host of other tools like Disk Repairing Tools, Defrag Tools, Diagnostics and Partition Management Tools, Security Tools, Recovery Tools etc. The list is huge and really impressive.
I am giving a list of Security Related tools available in this CD.
|aSquared Free||184.108.40.206||Scans remote hard drives for spyware, etc.|
|AdAware||1.06 SE||Scans remote hard drives for spyware, etc.|
|CWShredder||2.16||Finds and removes traces of CoolWebSearch hijacker.|
|EzPCFix||??||Helpful tool when trying to remove viruses, spyware, other troublesome advertising programs, and malware from your computer.|
|HiJackThis||2||Helpful tool when trying to remove viruses, spyware, other troublesome advertising programs, and malware. Not as good as EzPCFix.|
|Rootkitty||?||Very new tool in development, searches a system for rootkits|
|Spy Bot||1.5.2||Effectively scans remote hard drives for spyware/malware!|
|Super AntiSpyware||Effectively scans remote hard drives for spyware/malware!|
|WinSock Fix||1.2||Used to repair WinSock errors|
|AVG Free||7.5.503||Excellent full featured freeware AntiVirus software|
|AVPersonal||7.04||Good full featured freeware AntiVirus software|
|Avast! Tool||1.0.211||Scans for a limited number of viruses|
|Kaspersky VRT||Free virus Removal Tool from Kaspersky|
|McAfee Stinger||2.6.0||Scans for a limited number of viruses|
|Drive Erase||1.02||Permanently erases data from hard disks, removable media, partitions, files and folders.|
|Disk Wipe||1.1||Securely wipes data from discs|
|Eraser||5.7||Completely remove sensitive data from your hard drive by overwriting it several times with carefully selected patterns|
|Index.dat Suite||2.8.6||A unique program that allows you not only to delete the index.dat files, temporary internet files, temp files, cookies and history, but it also allows you to view the index.dat files on your system.|
This is what they say about UBCD4Win.
UBCD4Win is a bootable recovery CD that contains software used for repairing, restoring, or diagnosing almost any computer problem. Our goal is to be the most complete and easy to use free computer diagnostic tool. Almost all software included in UBCD4Win are freeware utilities for Windows®. Some of the tools inlcuded are “free for personal use” copies so users need to respect these licenses. A few of the tools included in UBCD4Win are paid for and licensed software owned by UBCD4win. On occasion we work with software companies/authors for permission to include their software in our download or have requested their software better support PE.
And the best deal is that it is available for Free to download for non-commercial purposes.
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