Bootable cd that scans for invasions?

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Hi all,

Does anyone make a bootable cd that can scan and fix
an unmounted hd for viruses and other invasions?
The best of all worlds would be a free iso download
but I will take/consider anything.

thanks,
charles.....



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Not sure what you mean by unmounted, it's a term I've only seen used in
conjunction with a running os.
To answer your question, Avast forum talks about a Bart Avast CD. I've
never made one, but have made a Bart Winxp DVD. I think the Avast one
would do what you want as long as the hd is visible in the bios.
Many av programs allow for a scan at boot up. I would think such a scan
would be quite safe.
Dave Cohen

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One of my assumptions is that in the process of starting an OS on a hd
a virus could hide from scanners.  If one starts the os from the cd and
just scans the hd, there is no way the virus could hide from a process
like that.  I'll look into the Bart Avast CD.  I have come across viruses
in the past that were smart enough to prevent detection and removal
from the standard/popular antivirus programs.

later,
charles.....



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Perfectly true of course.

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